national security architecture

What are shortcomings of national security architecture?

India is geographically placed adjacent to a stable nation. Thus its national security architecture has to be robust.

However, it has a major shortcoming in today’s scenario—

  • India does not have a national security policy.
  • through, it is useful case India has to make a flexible decision which should not be found by a strict policy
  • However, it leaves the decision making to the executive.
  • The higher echelons related to definite like defence ministry, etc. Do not have any representation from armed forces.
  • The national security advisor’s power has been increasing incontinence.
  • Though he is not accountable to the parliament of India.
  • An integrated armed forces framework is missing.
  • As all the wings have different chiefs.


All these shortcomings should not hamper the capability of decision making at crucial times.

So, those need to be is ironed out following Gen DS Hooda recommendations, the architect of 2016 surgical strikes, the following measures can be adopted.

  • A national security policy should be framed which allowed flexibility and the same time defence responsibility of the executive.
  • It will send a strong signal to terror supplying nations.

The NSA should be made accountable to parliament.

  • a common chief of defence stuff should be appointed.This will improve interoperability among the three wings of armed forces.
  • One representation of armed forces should be ensuring at executive levels.
  • Regarding Kashmir problem – rapid section should be done civil society, families, surrounding terrorists.

However, those teaming in terrorism should be dealt with force.

Robust national security architecture is the need of the hour which should have a comprehensive view of the ground reality of different challenges affecting India.

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