President Murmu meets 63rd NDC Course members, calls for integrated multi agency approach
By Priti Prakash | PUBLISHED: 04, Oct 2023, 16:09 pm IST | UPDATED: 04, Oct 2023, 16:09 pm IST
: The faculty and course members of 63rd National Defence College Course, called on the President of India, Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that today, our security concerns extend way beyond preservation of territorial integrity and encompass other dimensions of well-being dealing with economy, environment, energy security, and cyber security among others. The role of Armed Forces has also expanded beyond traditional military matters. Future conflicts in the complex defence and security environment would require a more integrated multi-state and multi-agency approach. The NDC Course therefore, plays an important role in preparing military and the civil services officers to deal with the complex security environment of the future in a comprehensive manner.
The President said that the global geopolitical environment is dynamic and poses numerous challenges. In the fast-changing geopolitical environment, we need to be well prepared to tackle any adverse situation. There is a need to have a deeper understanding of national and global issues. We not only have to secure our national interests but also prepare for new security challenges like cyber warfare, technology enabled terrorism and climate change. Updated knowledge and cutting-edge technologies based on extensive research are required to be applied.
The President noted that the National Defence College course is one-of-its-kind course encompassing areas of national security and strategy, along with governance, technology, history and economics. She expressed confidence that the holistic approach of learning at the NDC – comprising research, classroom discussions, insights from eminent speakers, and on-ground exposure through national and international visits, has enriched course members in terms of facing challenges.