Chapter 3

Defence and Security Related Matters

India’s national security environment is determined by a complex interplay of its geographical attributes, historical legacy, and socioeconomic circumstances as well as regional and global developments.18 The change in the environment around the world has made the security environment more subtle. The end of cold war and the related ideological confrontation along with beginning of a uniform market oriented global economy has made it compulsory to redefine defence and security environment of the country.

Defence and security issues can be classified under two broad categories, namely, conventional and non-conventional security threats (Figure 3). Further, conventional matters can be divided into ...

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