Absolute national security is the dream but not a good one
There is no world of absolute, complete privacy or a world of complete national security
National security refers to the security of a nation state, including its citizens, economy, and institutions, and is regarded as a duty of government.
India is witnessing extremely challenging and all-encompassing times. The new millennium is likely to sustain more transformational, innovative and challenging trends than any other century in the past.
The end of cold war and rupture of biopolarism, India has been with substantial and marked shifts, adjustments and transformation in the domain, range and scope of her security imperatives.
In such a situation, India is bound to visualise a relatively wider and more comprehensive vision of National Security in the foreseeable future, without sacrificing in the traditional approaches for the preservation and protection of her territorial integrity and national sovereignty from external aggression and, more importantly, relative freedom from any kind of harmful threats and challenges emanating from external or internal sources, or a combination of the two.
We have to understand that absolute security is not possible at all, this is the Eutopian idea , National security is the relative term.
Absolute national security may create further challenges for national security
- National security with respect to any country may disturb the balance of power between two states, ultimately results war.
Example: In 1999 India tested nuclear bombs to secure itself from external challenges but this test upset Balance between India and Pakistan.
- Removal of any challenge in front of national security may lead to another challenge
To solve environmental challenge we have to make the limit of development, this may lead to the problem of unemployment, poverty which is an example of human security issue .
- Internal security threats keep on emerging for example Naxalism, poverty, unemployment, which can be dealt only relatively and never eradicated completely .
Moreover , the dream of national security becoming absolute is also not a good one because if hypothetically one nation attains so there would be a stop to growth , creativity and aims and objectives that a country would want to strive towards .
There would be no motivation left for men and countries at national regional and internal level to bring dynaminism in improving what already exists
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