India is most likely to confront many challenges
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday has cautioned that India is most likely to confront many challenges both from within and outside the country in its march towards it’s the “justifiable position” in the comity of nations.
While addressing the members of 56th Course and Faculty of National Defence College, the President said that the emergence of Asia as the new ‘centre of economic power’ has gradually shifted to the centre of gravity of the world financial power from the West to the East. “Global war on terror and a threat to the nation states from terrorists are likely to be another aspect which will take time and energy of the world community.”
Departments of the state must need to understand the strengths and limitations
“India is however likely to confront many challenges both from within and outside the country in its march towards its justifiable position in the comity of nations,” he said. Speaking about the multi-party democratic system like India, he has said various departments of the state must need to understand the strengths and limitations of those organs. “All wings of the State – the political leadership, the civil leadership and also the armed forces need to further strategise in a manner so as to enhance our defence capabilities and project our strengths effectively,” he said.
He said that the role of the armed forces has also expanded far beyond the traditional military matters with revolutions in military affairs and globalisation. “It is clear that the future conflicts in the complex defence and security environment will require a more integrated multi-state and multi-agency approach,” he said.
In his address, the president has also spoken about the numerous challenges being posed in the context of today’s global environment because of the changing dynamics. “The astonishing pace at which events have further unfolded in the recent past could not have been foreseen even a decade earlier. Each country is also guided in its actions by its national interests and objectives.