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The state of internal intelligence
The first strike against your enemy in war is to know when the enemy would strike you. In more conventional words, those are the intelligence agencies that are the mainstay dark horses who decide who would be the victor. While the efficacy of gun totting foot soldiers in a battle can never be underestimated, without adequate backing from a technology driven intelligence division, they are as good as sitting ducks. While there’s a plethora of intelligence agencies starting from RAW, IB, Army Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence et al, the lack of coordination between them is legendary, be it in information on Kargil or even in controlling relentless terrorist activities. State intelligence agencies are in a dismal state, making it all the more easier for terrorist groups and especially the Naxalites and ULFA to strike at will. Moreover, the intelligence personnel often lack the motivation to carry on their work because of archaic compensation procedures. Unless IB and state intelligence are given more enforcement power and motivation, bribery, leakage and lethargy will make sure that perpetrators would always have the upper hand, like right now!
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