Need trained people, weapons, ideas to ensure security: NSA
“The turmoil to the west of India warns us that our internal insurgents and militants will find more succour and support outside India in the future. The disturbed state of the (Muslim) Ummah should make us even more sensitive to dangers of communal incitement,’’ the NSA said during the talk on India’s internal and external security.
With India now being connected to the rest of the world more than ever, “each of our internal security challenges — terrorism, left-wing extremism, social cohesion in an aspirational society, communal harmony, cyber threats, energy security or food security — has some root outside India and is linked to what happens outside,’’ he said.
He said that while recent discussions on national security have focused only on the armed forces, India can no longer take a “limited view of our national security’’. While agreeing that “traditional military definitions of security” remain significant, he said that changes across the world also needed to be kept in mind.
International balances of power are changing fast and this can be seen in the fact that countries like China, India and others are beginning to play important roles in the world economy and regional balances of power, Menon said. “We see the strains of
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