New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Asserting that India has always worked towards achieving friendly and peaceful relations with all its neighbours, Defence Minister A. K. Antony today said terrorism continues to be pose a threat to the world community and all the nations must unite their efforts to defeat the "evil disease".
"India has always worked towards achieving friendly and peaceful relations with all our neighbours. At the same time, we are determined to safeguard every inch of our land from any potential threat. We are aware that some nations are augmenting their infrastructure or modernizing their military capabilities," said Antony, while addressing a seminar on Army Aviation at the Manekshaw Centre here.
"Instead of unduly worrying about this, we must also continuously continue to improve our infrastructure at a steady pace. At the moment we are doing that." Antony said that the nation faced challenges ranging from terrorism, internal disturbances to conventional warfare.
Antony said India is committed to provide the Armed Forces latest equipment and resources to make them more efficient.
"The spectrum of terrorism continues to pose a threat to the world community. All the nations have to unite their efforts and forces to defeat such an evil disease. Security today is inextricably linked to peace, prosperity and economic growth of nations and regions. Modernisation and transformation of conventional forces must focus on reacting on a real time basis", he said, adding that the Government was committed to provide our armed forces the latest equipment and resources to enable to them to retain and even further sharpen their cutting edge.
Stating that a joint air, land and maritime campaign is an essential requirement in the present scenario, Antony said the armed forces need to adopt a holistic approach to security
Antony said that the world had seen that challenges can come through land, air, water, latest by cyber. Joint air, land and maritime campaign is an essential requirement in the present situation.
"Our armed forces do need to adopt a holistic approach to security. No single wing of security forces can work in isolation," said Antony.
Antony underlined the need for synergy among the Armed Forces as the concept of security has changed.
"Today, the security forces not only have to stand guard against external threats, but also those posed by forces of nature," he added. (ANI)