Jammu & Kashmir

Security situation in India needs national security strategy: NDPI Chief

Security situation in India needs national security strategy: NDPI Chief

Jammu: National Democratic Party Indian (NDPI) Chief Rajesh Gupta expressed deep shock over 1000 kg of explosives from Bhankri Road, Dausa, Rajsthan days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dausa, a huge number of explosives have been recovered from the area.

PM Modi will visit Dausa on February 12 to inaugurate the Dausa-Sohna stretch of the DelhiMumbai Expressway.

Gupta said the need for a national security strategy which could guide the State (India) in dealing with crisis situations as well as longer-term challenges.’

Even more important, he said, ‘is crafting a longer-term strategy which locates the pursuit of national security in the overall national endeavor encompassing domestic, external and military security, economic and ecological security and strategic communications.’

The NDPI leader further added, that ‘the deteriorating security situation in the country cannot be delinked from the abdication of political responsibility by successive governments in Delhi.’

He underscores the need for political parties to ‘not engage in a high-decibel blame game’ and ‘come together to deal with what is a festering wound, which could spread its toxin in the entire body politic.’

He stresses that India must solve the problem of Pakistan sourced terrorism by itself. He said that ‘the overlapping of US and Chinese interests means Pakistan is immune to any external pressure that Delhi is able to mobilize and, in any case, can continue prosecuting its covert war in Kashmir and other sensitive states using terrorist proxies.’

Gupta said various diplomatic and economic ways to pressurize and isolate Pakistan, including downgrading the diplomatic relationship with the country.

The NDPI president calls for a ‘clear-headed and self-assured foreign policy, particularly for addressing the insidious China challenge.’ talks about how ‘Pakistan is the prime Chinese instrument for low-cost containment of India’.

He stresses on the need for clear, long-term policies to deal with Pakistan, including working with Afghanistan and Iran.

He called for building economic pressure on Pakistan through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.


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