Expert Committee Report on Patna Blasts

Report of an Expert Committee on blasts in a political rally in Patna on October 27, 2013 and Recommendations for strengthening security measures

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National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism

Expert Committee Report on Patna Blasts

Report of an Expert Committee on blasts in a political rally in Patna on October 27, 2013 and Recommendations for strengthening security measures

...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism

Digital Evidence: Need for Maintaining Minimum Standards for Admissibility Across Jurisdictions

Unlike the real world, a cyber crime can be committed even without visiting the country of the victim. In another situation of cyber crime, criminal and victim may be present under the jurisdiction of the same court but still digital evidences of...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism, Technological and Scientific Studies

National Security: Preemption is Viable and Valid

The Chambers Twenty-first Century Dictionary defines ‘preempt’ in the following words:- “To do something ahead of someone else and so make pointless an action they have planned”. Preemptive action is defined by the same dictionary as an attack “...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism

Intelligence vs. Investigation, Or CBI vs. IB?

The controversy surrounding a major confrontation between India’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), and the nation’s internal intelligence agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which has been aired in the...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Governance and Political Studies

Reforming the Indian Police

In the case relating to irregularities or even criminality in the allocation of coal blocks, where investigation was handed over to the CBI, the Supreme Court has taken strong objection to government intervention in proceedings pending before the...

Police - Law and Order, Governance and Political Studies

The Phenomenon of Urban Terrorism in India

Recent bomb blast in Bangalore (17 April 2013) and twin bomb blasts that took place in Hyderabad in February 2013 have reiterated that the phenomenon of urban terrorism has taken firm root in India. In less than a decade, the Indian urban areas...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism, Border and Coastal Security

National Counter-terrorism Centre (NCTC): Issues and Options

Going by the recent claims of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, NCTC would see the light of the day after next month’s Chief Ministers’ conference.
Earlier attempts to set-up an umbrella body on counter-terrorism failed mainly because of...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism, Leftwing Extremism, North-East Insurgency, Jammu & Kashmir

The Politicisation of Criminal Justice

Afzal Guru masterminded the attack on Parliament in 2001, which left nine security and parliament staff dead, with five attackers also being killed. He was arrested and tried for his crimes, sentenced to death by the Sessions Court and his...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Governance and Political Studies

Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Justice JS Verma Committee that recently submitted its findings titled as ‘Report of the Committee on Amendments to Criminal Law’ has once again brought to focus the urgent need for reforms in the criminal justice system in India. The principal...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Governance and Political Studies