Chandigarh

SEMINAR ON SECURITY CHALLENGES TO INDIA UNTIL 2050 ORGANISED AT PU

August 07, 2018 07:11 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Defence and National Security Studies and Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies Panjab University in collaboration with Forum for Awareness of National Security Chandigarh Chapter organized a conference to discuss the current and emerging security challenges to the country.

Founder and chief patron of Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) Sh. Indresh Kumar was the keynote speaker at the conference. Other prominent panelists were Prof. Raj Kumar – Vice Chancellor Panjab University, Lt. Gen. B.S. Jaswal (retd.), Justice Rajiv Bhalla (retd), Dr. K. P. Singh - DGP Human Rights Commission Haryana and Professor Rakesh Dutta and Sh. Rajiv Srivastava – DGP (CID) Chattisgarh (retd.).

India is suffering from drug menace and it is time we should look at these problems seriously. Professor Rakesh Dutta explained how the subject of National Security has become all-encompassing and every citizen is a stakeholder in assuring national security. Several distinguished personalities from different fields – veterans, retired IAS and IPS officers as well as senior faculty members from Panjab University attended the conference. Other prominent people present included Air Marshal R.S. Bedi (retd.), Prof K.N. Pathak Vice Chancellor Panjab University (retd), Lt. Gen. P.N. Hoon. Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda. It was impressed that all the intellectuals of the country from different fields should collectively contribute towards developing a strategic culture to make India great again.

 
 
 
Sh. Indresh Kumar highlighted the pressing security challenges to the security of India which included illegal migration, communal disharmony and lack of strategic culture in the country. Sh. Indresh explained that FANS has taken a pan India initiative to bring together experts in the field of National Security which include senior IAS, IPS & IFS officers, senior officers and veterans from Indian Armed Forces as well as Academia to discuss the current and emerging threats to India’s National Security.

Under the initiative, a series of conferences are being organized throughout India to discuss the security challenges to India until 2050. The input received will be used to draft a vision document with recommendations for Government of India for developing a robust framework for National Security Policy. Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice chancellor of Panjab University said that security of nation is not the sole responsibility of defence forces but is a responsibility of every citizen.

Lt. Gen. B. S. Jaswal highlighted the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir. Justice Rajiv Bhalla spoke about the non-traditional security challenges being faced by the country which included food security, poverty, health and energy security. Dr. K.P. Singh spoke about the internal security challenges which included stone pelting in Jammu & Kashmir and riots in other parts of the country.

He also highlighted the fact that India is suffering from drug menace and it is time we should look at these problems seriously. Professor Rakesh Dutta explained how the subject of National Security has become all-encompassing and every citizen is a stakeholder in assuring national security. Several distinguished personalities from different fields – veterans, retired IAS and IPS officers as well as senior faculty members from Panjab University attended the conference. Other prominent people present included Air Marshal R.S. Bedi (retd.), Prof K.N. Pathak Vice Chancellor Panjab University (retd), Lt. Gen. P.N. Hoon. Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda. It was impressed that all the intellectuals of the country from different fields should collectively contribute towards developing a strategic culture to make India great again.

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