New Delhi: Chief of Defence Workers, Gen Bipin Rawat mentioned on Saturday that India’s safety could be maintained not solely alongside the northern and western borders however within the strategic area of the “prolonged neighbourhood.”
Talking about the regional security paradigm, he touched upon key aspects of India”s security doctrine. In this context, he mentioned International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan as about Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
The government had appointed Gen Rawat as India”s first Chief of Defence Staff on December 31 last year to bring synergy in the functioning of the three services.
“In the emerging security paradigm, India’s security would be maintained not, as hitherto, on the IB, LC or the LAC alone, but in the strategic space of the ”extended neighbourhood” and the ‘strategic frontier’,” he said.
He additionally mentioned that India values its rising relationship with the US and cherishes its conventional relationship with Russia, including the nation shares a mature and strong defence and safety framework with each these powers.