Combating Narco-Terrorism: An Analytical Study of India’s Legal Framework

  • Sumit Kumar Silwal and Manish Bharadwaj
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  • Sumit Kumar Silwal

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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In India, this entails a comprehensive approach involving legal measures and operational capabilities to combat narco-terrorism at the cellular level. The existing legal framework under the NDPS Act and UAPA provides a strong legal base but requires periodic reforms to fill legal loopholes. To achieve this, institutional capacities need to be strengthened with greater resources, training and through the establishment of specialized units, and there is a need for enhanced inter-agency coordination. India also needs to build bridges with other countries to foster case-based international cooperation. Socio-economic interventions would go a long way in addressing economic grievances, creating more employment opportunities and contributing to the welfare of the society. Furthermore, technological advancements can help in overcoming the difficulties associated with intelligence gathering and operations. Despite the successful outcome of various investigations and operations, the threat of narco-terrorism remains rife. The country continues to witness the drug trade, which is responsible for causing immense harm across the nation. Legal loopholes, procedural lapses, resource deficiencies and corruption have remained potent challenges. Thus, an institutional approach incorporating legal reforms, institutional enhancement, inter-agency coordination, international cooperation and socio-economic intervention along with technology would assist in countering narco-terror activities and help attain national security and public order.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3920 - 3935


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