President Ram Nath Kovind, whereas nearly addressing the valedictory session of the 60th course of National Defence College (NDC) on Friday, stated that the coverage of expansionism adopted by some nations calls for a strategic and mature response and determination makers should be guided by nationwide in addition to worldwide aims.
Though the President didn’t title any nation, his feedback could be interpreted within the backdrop of rising hostility between India and China.
“Decision makers have to be guided by national interests as well as international objectives, both of which should be adaptive and multi-pronged. The policy of expansionism followed by a few nations demands a strategic and matured response globally. It is in this context that the NDC deals with several such challenges and offers its course participants tools to understand the multi-dimensional geostrategic and geopolitical environment for future,” President Kovind stated.
Commenting on the importance of the NDC, he stated, “The most significant contribution it has been making is aligning India’s Civil Services to the strategic defence thinking. Senior officers from the Civil Services join this course to improve their understanding on national and international security situation.”
President Kovind, in his tackle, additionally highlighted the necessity to struggle in opposition to terrorism and described it because the “most virulent curse on humanity”.