Special Director General of CRPF
The Competent Authority has appointed Smt. Aruna Bahuguna, IPS as Special Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with effect from the date of taking over the charge of the post and till the date of her superannuation or till further order, whichever event takes place earlier.
An EMP attack would cause cascading failures in other critical infrastructures and a possible national blackout. These conclusions are based on tests showing that E1 high-EMP simulators couple well to electric grid distribution power lines and low-voltage cables. Radasky and Pry point out that “electronic control systems are effectively the Achilles’ heel of our power delivery network.”
China, North Korea, and Russia have targeted EMPs as the primary means of attack to be used as a credible deterrent threat against the US. The US. should develop a comprehensive ballistic missile defence system to address this threat. In addition, the country needs to harden its infrastructure and make it more resilient to withstand potential attacks, according to Jordan Harms, currently a member of the Young Leaders Programme at the Heritage Foundation.