Greater integration between foreign and military policies key to cope with challenges: Jaishankar
Delivering the second Manohar Parrikar memorial lecture, Jaishankar not directly referred to safety challenges linked to Pakistan and China in addition to routine challenges linked to India’s lengthy borders and huge maritime areas and stated the nation ought to give “primacy to laborious safety”.
“There are only a few main states that also have unsettled borders to the extent that we do. Of equal relevance is the very distinctive problem that we face of years of intense terrorism inflicted on us by a neighbour,” he stated throughout the lecture commemorating the late former defence minister.
“We additionally can not disregard makes an attempt to undermine our nationwide integrity and unity…As India expands its world pursuits and attain, there may be an much more compelling case to deal with laborious energy,” he added.
Noting that overseas coverage can’t be carried out by the overseas ministry alone, Jaishankar spoke of the necessity to construct on reforms in defence and safety, such because the creation of the posts of nationwide safety adviser and chief of defence workers, by giving up the idea of functioning inside silos and embracing institutionalised integration.
“The complexity of nationwide safety points requires critical specialisation and that additionally means it requires equally critical integration,” he stated. Such integration between overseas and defence insurance policies and even past will guarantee optimum use of assets and eradicate duplication, he added.