Info war can be a threat to stability: Defence minister Rajnath Singh

Adds successive govts have failed to create national security strategy

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
In a security environment where the government seldom puts defence policy in the public domain and successive governments have failed to create a national security strategy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh delivered a convocation address on Thursday to the graduating National Defence College (NDC) cadets in Delhi. 

Such institutional speeches, especially those delivered at military training institutions, such as the NDC, are carefully parsed by defence analysts the world over, for indications of strategic policy. Thursday’s NDC speech was no exception. 

The most striking observation that defence analysts arrived at is: although India has active borders with two hostile neighbours — China and Pakistan — and combats long-running insurgencies in Jammu & Kashmir and Manipur, the defence minister chose to focus

First Published: Nov 10 2022 | 7:39 PM IST

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