Remember that little can be achieved unless every aspect of governance, is brought up to par. You can't have a first-rate commando force and a third rate magistracy. You can't have defence and intelligence personnel who will nab terrorists and courts that will let them off, or, better still, enable them to live off the treasury as state guests for years. And that excellence must reach down to that "head constable/constable" level. When K.P.S. Gill reconquered Punjab for the country, he did so by strengthening and invigorating the local thana.