Addressing the second convocation of the National Defense University at Lavad village in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar district, Singh said it has become difficult to differentiate between external and internal security threats as hybrid warfare has almost obliterated this distinction.
Attended the convocation ceremony of National Defense University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Government led by Mr. @Narendra Modi A holistic approach has been adopted to strengthen national security. India today is fully equipped to meet all the challenges.https://t.co/RXk7zZ4tVk pic.twitter.com/AYbH0OMrCr
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 17 October 2022
He said the situation has become even more complicated as the latest technological advances have expanded the nature of threats to national security.
“New types of threats are emerging that have blurred the line between internal and external security. Apart from terrorism, cyber warfare and information warfare are new forms of security threats,” the Defense Minister said.
Besides, there are problems like human trafficking and money laundering which are distinct in appearance but are related to each other, Singh said, adding that all agencies should work in an integrated manner to deal with these challenges.
He stressed that national security includes the protection of land and sea borders, air space, cyber, data, space, information, energy, economy and environment and it is necessary for a sovereign nation to protect these elements.
Emphasizing that the government has taken a holistic approach to strengthen all aspects of national security, Singh assured that the nation is well equipped to deal with all security challenges.