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Threats And Challenges To India

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Author: Lt Gen BS Pawar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)

Fundamentally, the Indian security environment is skewed with multi-dimensional threats posed by two nuclear powers acting in collusion in our neighborhood. The concept of India’s strategic autonomy will be called into question if India does not develop demonstrable military capability and upgrade its doctrinal thinking in tune with the changing nature of wars and prevailing environment. Strong dissuasive capability backed by a political resolve is required for India to protect its interests and shift from pure territorial bias to more interest based capability. Even more important is reorientation of political mindset that looks upon soft power and status quo as the best options, leaving India open to coercion and dealing with unabated proxy war.

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