n order to help UPSC aspirants in better understanding topics related to internal security, two police officers have come together and published a comprehensive book on the subject. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

The book, ‘Challenges to Internal Security of India: For Civil Services Main Examination‘, is the first ever attempt to simplify popularly used jargons like ‘external state’, ‘state actors’, ‘non-state actors’ in the internal security domain. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

The lead author of the book is IPS officer Ashok Kumar who has earlier published collections on various subjects of Indian policing. The second author Vipul recently got into the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS) and is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

The book, using first hand experiences of the 1989-batch Uttarakhand cadre officer Kumar in active duties, attempts to provide a conceptual frameowrk and analysis of the issues in a simple fashion.

“The syllabus in the UPSC examinations on this subject is a bit vague and hence we wrote the book in such a way that it will help prevent aspirants from spending hours surfing Internet finding out the real meaning of ‘external state’ and ‘non-state actors’ or ‘linkages between development and spread of extremism’ and save valuable time for themselves,” Kumar, presently serving in BSF as its Inspector General in Punjab, told PTI.

Security and disaster management is an important topic in the General Studies paper-II of Civil services Main Exam. The book has been published by McGraw-Hill publications and is priced at Rs 160.