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Keeping India Safe – The Dilemma of Internal Security

By 2030, India is expected to emerge as the most populous country in the world with a population of 1.5 billion souls. Yet the responsibility of its internal security is dispersed among a fragmented police force divided between 29 states with no concurrent role by the Central government except in grave emergencies. The separation of responsibility extends to terrorism too. The Central Police forces are not empowered to act on their own.  This peculiar system does not exist anywhere else in the world. As a result, India is unable to maintain the rule of law despite having the biggest police system (3.1 million police personnel) in the world. The book examines how this system arose leading to serious internal security situations tearing the national fabric apart. It also offers workable solutions.
Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3, Manasseh Meyer, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Tue 7 November 2017
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM

Mr.Vappala Balachandran

Mr.Vappala Balachandran

Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt.of India

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BAJPAI, Kanti Prasad

BAJPAI, Kanti Prasad

Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation and Wilmar Professor of Asian Studies

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