Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dealing with the problem

The nightmarish events unfolding in Mumbai is almost apocalyptic. So far, the terror attacks in India have been serial bomb blasts targeting the general public. Overwhelmed India with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and fizzled in terms of public reaction with the Malegaon blasts.

The terrorists aim to distrupt normalcy and more the chaos the merrier for them. This may not end and things could only get worse. We definitely need better intelligence and sensible security.

Problems are dealt with at various levels and some problems do not have answers. We have problems managing our large and diverse population, securing our land mass which also includes porous borders, gathering foreign intelligence, etc. Research throws light and there is a constant endeavor to find answers. There is a need to better equip our country with such research institutions that not only help in our approach to tackle the issue but constantly adapt with trends.