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Day 59 – Q 2.What do you understand by narco-terrorism? Explain. What challenges does it pose to India’s internal security? Examine.

2. What do you understand by narco-terrorism? Explain. What challenges does it pose to India’s internal security? Examine. 

नार्को-आतंकवाद से आप क्या समझते हैं? समझाएं। यह भारत की आंतरिक सुरक्षा के लिए क्या चुनौतियाँ उत्पन करता है? जांच करें।


Punjab has recently sought special category status on grounds of being victim of Pakistan’s narco-terrorism. Narco-Terrorism is a new form of terrorism using illegal drugs in trade.


  • Narcotic trafficking, started as an organised cross border crime has now emerged as a threat to Indian states because of its alliance with terrorist groups.
  • The Golden Crescent is the largest producer of illicit opium. Afghanistan and Pakistan alone shared nearly 6000 metric tons of the total illicit production.
  • It is a matter of serious concern to India, because these drugs are the major source for funding Pak‐sponsored terrorism in this country. And also because India is the only licit supplier of opium to the international pharmaceutical industry, which generates huge revenue from export.
  • The economy of Pak‐Afghan frontier is dependent on the production of poppy and cannabis. The drug money is being floated in an unorganised but systematic manner into the Indian money market thereby damaging financial institutions.
  • The illicit drug trafficking’ from Afghanistan and Pakistan threatens both polity and economy of India.


  • Drug menace: It has gripped several border states irrespective of gender, caste and religion.
  • Law and Order problem: Increase in law and order problem due to drug consumption and affect effects.
  • Crime: Increase in crime rate to make quick money for drugs purchase.
  • Proxy war: Use of drugs as silent weapon by Pakistan to wag proxy war against India.
  • Trafficking: Increase in Trafficking of women and Children from border states.
  • Fake currency: Inflow of fake Indian currencies notes.
  • Radicalisation: The drug’s and money is used to brainwash youths and radicalise them posing threat to Internal security.
  • Terrorism: Money earned is used to fund militancy in Kashmir and other border states.

Way forward:

  • Strengthening of Criminal Laws.
  • More power to Narcotics Control Bureau.
  • Increase in man power and technology to detect drugs usage.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Border security.
  • Political will and commitment.
  • Awareness about drug usage and its after effects.

Note: Explanation of 1-2 lines are needed for all points.

Best Answer: No best answer.

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