Challenges for the new government: Emerging threats and modernisation, say experts

From an effective Pakistan policy to keep terrorism below subcritical levels, five years committed “Roll on defence budget”, Kashmir strategy, modernisation of the armed forces are some of the critical issues that will need to be addressed on an urgent basis by the new government.

Experts sharing their views with the Financial Express Online to deal with new challenges in the neighbourhood as well geo-politically, there should be a full-time defence minister as that will further streamline decision making which will be related to critical procurements of state-of-the-art equipment as well as emerging security challenges armed forces face.

According to Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (retd), former DGMO and Colonel of the Parachute Regiment, the priority agenda for new government in the security domain includes a cogent and mid to long term Kashmir strategy to include the `4Es’:  Read More

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