Make security issues part of public discourse: Experts

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Sounding a note of caution speakers at a seminar have called for making the country’s external and internal security issues part of public discourse and wanted the political leadership to show seriousness in dealing such matters.

Hyderabad : Sounding a note of caution speakers at a seminar have called for making the country’s external and internal security issues part of public discourse and wanted the political leadership to show seriousness in dealing such matters.

Participating in a seminar on "India’s Security Imperatives and Siachen”, organised under the aegis of Awareness in Action, at the ICSSR auditorium in Osmania University on Sunday, speakers took a dig at the marginalisation of the defence forces' advisory role to have a strategic and tactical edge in addressing the security concerns of the country.

They observed, “Once in power, an attitude to become apostle of peace has made the political leadership on several occasions to become lackadaisical in handling the security scenario vis-à-vis our neighbours.”

Strategic affairs expert Brigadier (Retd) A G Krishnaiah called for evolving a strategic culture and a formidable security policy for India. He said, "India must be prepared to foil attack from both the eastern as well as western flanks. The country is currently facing a two-and-a-half front war, which involved challenges from both Pakistan and China, besides internal battles involving low intensity warfare and left-wing extremism.” Col (Retd) Mohan Kumar, NYK vice president Perala Sekhar Rao, senior journalist Raka Sudhakar Rao, Anti-Terrorism Forum founder Ravinuthala Sasidhar also spoke. Earlier, the meeting paid rich tributes to the Siachen martyrs.

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