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An exchange of letters and a discussion between us followed, which led to the incorporation of the salient ideas I had been advocating. It is quite another matter that the NSC has not lived up to the expectations raised and has been in a moribund condition.

One of the very first projects undertaken by the NSC ought to have been the drawing up of a cogent and comprehensive national security doctrine for the country, taking into account not only the internal and external security environment and their inter linkages and implications, but also the Constitutional, political, social, economic, financial, scientific, technological and business and commercial dimensions of national security.

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It was good as far as it went, but it was confined to only the nuclear aspect of India’s overall security framework.

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There has obviously been none for, on October 22, 2010, we find the prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, calling for an ‘enlightened national security policy’, with the cheap jordans on sale concept of contemporary national security being set ‘within a wider strategic and economic and social matrix’, and based on a ‘holistic appreciation of the inter related aspects and concerns impinging on a nation’s overall well being.’

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A national security doctrine for India is long Cheap jordans overdue. A vision and mission statement of the kind will impart a sense of purpose and direction and a self regenerating momentum to organised efforts on that front.

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It will be wrong to interpret security purely in terms of armaments, arsenals, weapons systems, and other military hardware, or to expect to quell insurrections, insurgencies and other outbreaks of unrest by applying force alone.

The processes of governance and the working of the State machinery should be so designed as to remove all scope for alienation or hostility driving people to resort to desperation and resistance.

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Stemming from the above reasoning, there is cheap jordans on sale a view that country specific approach to cheap jordans from china security has become outmoded, and the aim must now be to have a doctrine that encompasses the entire world.

In other words, the proposed new normal is that there must be a shift from a national to a global model of security.

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