It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

Search This Blog

Follow by Email

BLOG ARCHIVE

ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES; FIRST, IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND, IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, THIRD, IT IS ACCEPTED AS BEING SELF-EVIDENT. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE. ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS FOR TRUTH'S SAKE, THEN NOBODY CAN EVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE HARMONIZING WITH A GREATER POWER. (George Harrison)

THE WORLD ALWAYS INVISIBLY AND DANGEROUSLY REVOLVES AROUND PHILOSOPHERS (Nietzsche)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Internal security challenges more grave now: NSA Doval

Nov 01 2015 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)

The fourth generation warfare is more about being prepared to tackle internal security challenges by the police than facing external aggression by the Army , said Ajit Doval, national security adviser.

He was speaking at the Dikshant Parade of the 67th batch of IPS officer trainees held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad on Saturday .

Addressing the 156 IPS officer trainees passing out from the SVPNPA after completing 46 weeks of phase-1 training, Doval pointed out how warfare tactics have changed post World War with more emphasis now being laid on management of internal security conflicts than external threats. “Post the World War period, 37 countries have either failed or degraded. Out of these, external aggression resulted in the downfall of only nine countries while the remaining 28 countries failed because they could not manage internal conflicts. East Pakistan, USSR and East Timor are such examples,“ he explained.

While maintaining that the futuristic fourth generation warfare is a war to be fought by policemen, Doval said that they would have to fight against an “invisible enemy“ and their “battleground would be the civil society“.

“This war will be difficult as they (policemen) will have to protect the people too. If you are not able to manage internal security , everything goes.If you win, the country wins and if you lose, the country loses,“ he said, while urging the IPS trainee officers to master technology as the fourth generation warfare would need them to tackle issues like cyber security threats and banking frauds. For handling life outside the academy , he advised the officers to let them be guided by Lord Buddha's last saying, `Aatma Deepobhava', which means, 'be your own light'.

In her welcome address, Aruna Bahuguna, director of SVPNPA, said the IPS officer trainees have been groomed in three broad areas: integration of theory and practice like jungle warfare, security during polls; sensitization of the police towards issues like sexual harassment of women, communal harmony and broader exposure to law enforcement.

What you do affects the whole world

“Human beings do not exist in isolation, all are interconnected. What you do affects the whole world,“ she said quoting the concept of Ubuntu, an old African philosophy , to drive home the point that officer trainees should view themselves “as citizens of the world“ and contribute their mite to the maintenance of peace and justice.

Earlier, Doval presented trophies to meritorious trainees. The Prime Minister's baton and home ministry's revolver for the best all-round officer trainee was won by Dr Parthrajsinh Navalsinh Gohil, an MBBS graduate from Gujarat, who led the parade command. Bhavna Gupta, a woman IPS trainee officer of the West Bengal cadre, won the best all-round Lady Officer trainee award.

No comments: