Spe­cial Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of CRPF

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY NEWS -

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.

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