Ashok Kumar, IPS, IG BSFINVC,

 In recent time, internal security has emerged as one of the biggest challenges to India.  Our internal security problems should not be treated as merely law and order problems. They have to be dealt with comprehensively in all their dimensions and at all levels — political, economic and social. They are all interlinked. At times, the required measures will conflict with each other. Going too far in one direction could be counter-productive. The security requirements have to be met, but that does not mean giving the security agencies a free hand. Striking the right balance is the key to success in meeting these challenges effectively. We need a comprehensive security policy that will be implemented effectively at all levels.Considering the importance of internal security in India, today, a book named `Challenges to Internal Security of India: For Civil Services Main Examination was launched at the corporate office of McGraw Education India in  Noida.  It is written by Ashok Kumar presently IG (Punjab Frontier), Border Security Force (BSF) and Vipul B who has been recently selected in DANIPS ( Delhi Andaman Nicobar Islands Police Service).

Present along with the authors at the launch, were Erum Subzwari, Head of HR McGraw Hill Education India, Tanmoy Roy Chowdhury, DGM Test Prep Division, Kannath Prakash Publishing Manager, Niju Sreedharan, Head, National Sales, Vikas Sharma, Marketing Head and other members of the division.

About the book

Security and Disaster Management is an important topic in the General Studies Paper III of Civil Services Main Examination.  The book Challenges to Internal Security of India specifically addresses this issue through a holistic, solution- centric approach.  It would greatly benefit aspirants preparing for this topic as well as general readers who would like to be well informed on this subject.

How this will book help the reader

This book will give the young aspirants a fair idea of the security challenges that our country faces today.  The approach has been to explain the historical background, current status and the way forward to deal with these challenges.  The author’s real time experiences in tackling this issues makes the book authentic on the subject and also provide a conceptual framework to understand and analyse the issues involved. The syllabus in the UPSC on this subject is a bit vague and so the book will help prevent aspirants from spending hours surfing the internet, finding out the real meaning of ‘External State and Non-State Actors’ or ‘Linkages between Development and Spread of Extremism’ and end up saving valuable time for the aspirants.

About the authors

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT, Delhi.  He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1989 and has served various challenging assignments in UP and Uttarakhand.  He joined the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on deputation in 2009 and is presently IG (Punjab Frontier), Border Security Force (BSF).  He received the UN Medal for serving in strife-torn Kosovo in 2001.  He was awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 2006 and President’s Medal for Distinguished Services in 2013.

He has authored a path-breaking book titled ‘Human in Khaki’ which received GB Pant award from Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), MHA.

Vipul B

Vipul is B.Tech. from Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur.  He was a student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.  He has been recently selected for DANIPS (Delhi Andaman Nicobar Islands Police Service)


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