Shri Prakash Singh was DGP of Uttar Pradesh and Assam, and also Director General of the Border Security Force. He led the BSF campaign against terrorism in Punjab from 1987 to 1991. The Government of India, in recognition of his contribution to national security, awarded him Padmashri in 1991. Prakash Singh is also the architect of Police Reforms in the country.
History, as Karl Marx said, “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. What we witnessed in the 1980s was a tragedy when, as has been rightly said, there was no such thing as government; there was the police and there were terrorists. It took more than ten years to defeat terrorism and