Formulate a comprehensive national security strategy.
Improve coordination amongst various law enforcement agencies.
Improve coordination between Central and State level agencies and make them seamless.
Strengthen HUMINT and penetrate various terrorist groups.
Enhance coordination amongst various intelligence gathering agencies at all levels. Ensure a strong network of MACs, SMACs and SIB.
Enhance TECHINT capability and popularize the use of frontier technologies in gathering TECHINT and OSINT.
The interface between NTRO and other intelligence agencies needs to be improved.
Prepare strong databases and build information network.
The model set-up by the US in respect of DNI and Homeland Security needs to be carefully studied and adapted to suit India’s needs.
India could learn from the experience of the US and other Western countries where effective data-fusion centres have been created.
Actionable intelligence should be accessible to all law-enforcement agencies in real time on need to know basis.
Priority should be accorded to Public Perception Management.
In principle, India should consider terrorism as an act of war and there should be no negotiations with terrorists.
There should be a consensus between the Centre and the States and among the political parties on the strategy to deal with terrorism.
Strong and deterrent laws are needed to deal with terrorism.
Choke terrorist financing.
National Investigation Agency should be well-equipped and made effective.
There is a need to significantly enhance domestic counter-terrorism infrastructure.
Police reforms should be speedily implemented
International cooperation to deal with terrorism needs to be strengthened.
A purely security-oriented approach in dealing with Naxalism is unlikely to succeed.
The creation of COBRA force at the Central level and special anti-Naxal forces in the affected States, as well as raising 20 CTJW schools, as planned, should be speedily completed.
MPF scheme should be earnestly implemented.
Surrenders of Naxalites should be encouraged and effective rehabilitation should be ensured.
The need of the hour is to improve people-centric development schemes.
Ensure adequate security.
Develop infrastructure, connectivity and communication.
Education and health care needs to be given due attention. Specialised higher education institutes and health care institutes should be set-up.
Develop integrated tourism infrastructure.
Agro-based industry should be given a fillip.
Government should engage Bangladesh and Myanmar to ensure that IIGs do not operate from their territory.
ULFA leaders and cadres based in Bangladesh should be pursued and neutralized to the extent possible.
A holistic approach should be devised which combines security, development, culture and foreign policy initiatives into a forward looking time-bound programme of action.
Jammu and Kashmir
The government needs to continue with its present security and development policies.
The government should continue to project Kashmir as an integral part of India. It is not yet time to discontinue with AFSPA.
Security presence should not be lowered.
The soft border policy should be pursued with care and reviewed periodically. The democratic process in the state which has been strengthened due to recent elections should be continued.
CBMs with Pakistan should be implemented.
Enhance the capabilities of border guarding forces.
The scope of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) should be enhanced
The connectivity of the borders with the hinterland should be improved.
The construction, management and maintenance of ICPs should be set up at the earliest. The integrated check point (ICP) programme should be made robust.
The issue of adverse positions and enclaves should be resolved with Bangladesh at the earliest.
Illegal smuggling of cattle from India into Bangladesh should be curbed through legalization of cattle trade and other measures.
The relationship between the authorities and the border area population should be improved.
There is a need for better coordination among all agencies involving border management. Border guarding forces along with local population should be consulted while devising border area development schemes.
Issuance of multi-purpose identity cards needs to be given high priority.
Cross border linkages amongst population on both sides should be permitted but better regulated.
Border trade between the populations on both sides should be encouraged and regulated. Border hats/markets should be established.
A scheme of issuing work permits should be considered to manage illegal migration from Bangladesh.
The fragmentation among agencies dealing with maritime security should be ended and real-time functional coordination mechanism should be set up. The modernization of coastal police stations should be accelerated.
India should be prepared for the enhanced refugee flow from neighbouring countries during political turmoils. Necessary infrastructure to deal with the problems should be built up in advance.