Assimilate ‘Nation First’ Motto: Arunachal Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra said that the military preparedness in national security has a big role and it is of utmost importance that the people of India should think, talk, debate, discuss war game, prepare and practice counter measures to all perceptible threats to the sovereignty, unity, integrity and security.
Inaugurating a seminar on ‘Disaster Management’ organised by Andhra University at Visakhapatnam on Monday, the governor while speaking on the topic, ‘India’s security’, highlighted a brief history of Post Independence India.
Citing attacks on India since its independence, first in 1947-48, then in 1962, then again in 1965, yet again in 1971, further again in 1999 and proxy war by Pakistan from 1988 to date, he stated that it is of utmost importance that the people of the country should think, talk, debate, prepare and practice counter measures to all perceptible threats to the sovereignty, unity, integrity and security of the country, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here on Tuesday.
The governor, while giving a vivid description of security threats on the borders, land, sea and air, said that China’s ‘String of Pearls’, religious militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and the low intensity proxy warfare of Pakistan have now become multipronged and extremely serious.
“All these dangers combined with narcotic trade, arms smuggling, money laundering and cyber driven crimes are the critical threat factors to our security. Today the security threat on our tri configured borders, have become extremely potent and serious,” he pointed out.
Mishra said that India is a multiethnic, multilingual, diverse culture society, having an unfortunate history of sub regional conflicts, homeland demand, fundamentalist, extra territorial loyalties keen to break the Nation and militancy.