Narcoterrorism and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act: A National Security Perspective

  • Indranil Chakrabarty
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  • Indranil Chakrabarty

    Student at School of Law, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India

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With a focus on the growing threat of narco-terrorism, this study thoroughly examines the complex link between the NDPS Act 1985 and India's national security. Because the illegal drug trade and terrorist activities provide a serious threat to international security and sovereignty, the purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the NDPS Act in protecting India from this intricate threat. The study explores the legal structure and historical development of the NDPS Act of examining its salient features that bear on issues of national security. It examines closely the methods used by law enforcement to implement the legislation, pointing out problems and evaluating how well the Act may be modified to deal with new threats. The study investigates trends, ramifications, and potential areas for legal framework development using in-depth narco-terrorism case studies. Examining the interactions among the particularly provisions of NDPS Act along with other counterterrorism legislation is a critical component of this research, with the goal of developing a unified and cooperative strategy to confront growing security risks. Policymakers, law enforcement organisations, and legal academics should find the findings insightful and useful in forming suggestions for bolstering national security via better legislation, more effective enforcement tactics, and more international cooperation. Through a thorough analysis of the NDPS Act in the larger picture of narco-terrorism, this study adds important insights to the current discussion about defending India's national security against changing and complex threats.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 238 - 252


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