ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Insecure Foundations of Security

Gautam Navlakha FOR the government of India "(t)he primary factor in India's security calculus is...safeguarding the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the country". If true then safeguarding sovereignty must also be an objective of our security policy which essentially means defence of the sovereign entity; the people. In this the well-being of the people and protection of their life and liberties take precedence over everything else. It is when people and their welfare are the focus that efforts are directed towards resolving disputes between states as well as conflicts within a country through peaceful and negotiated means. And allocation of resources gets determined by this. Let alone this, even the formalities associated with represantative government which are meant to curb arbitrary acts of the executive have been given a go by.

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