Updated: November 5, 2020 1:23:07 pm
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that deterrence of war is important to achieve peace and reiterated that though India wants peaceful resolution of differences, it is committed to protect its sovereignty, irrespective of the sacrifices. He also said that that differences should not become disputes and that deterrence of war is important to achieve peace.
Speaking at a webinar to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Defence College, the country’s premier strategic thinking institute, the defence minister laid down the steps taken by the government to counter any external and internal security challenges in front of the nation.
Though Singh mentioned several countries that India has good relations with, and brought up Pakistan, for using terrorism, it did not mention China. However, he did bring up some recent challenges on the border, without naming any country.
“Recently, India has been facing other challenges on its borders,” Singh said. “India is a peace-loving country. We believe that differences should not become disputes. We attach importance to the peaceful resolution of differences through…