Defense Minister Rajnath Singh claimed on Wednesday that India’s geo-strategic location makes it both power in Eurasia and a stakeholder in the Indo-Pacific region, saying that terrorism is the most serious threat to peace and security. , And warned that the country faces non-traditional security threats. The background of the COVID19 pandemic.
Singh said at the meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS): "Any terrorist act committed by anyone in any place and for any reason and support for such acts, including cross-border terrorism, is a hazard. Human sins.") In Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
In the 1990s and beyond, the people of Tajikistan made great sacrifices to defeat fundamentalism in the territory and maintain regional peace and stability, Singh said. It should be admitted, "Without these sacrifices and the constructive efforts of the Central Asian Republic with the support of the Russian Federation, the situation here could be very different... This recognition is even more important because of instability and extreme violence. Doctrine threatens us again in the region.” The pandemic has affected the country, civil society, and citizens in many ways, Singh said. This is a warning sign that non-traditional security challenges such as epidemics, climate change, food security, water security, and related social shocks may affect national and international patterns. "The combination of non-traditional threats and new technologies has formed a whole new series of non-traditional security problems."
Singh said that these problems cannot be solved without responsible policies and cooperation between countries. India’s Disaster Resistant Infrastructure Alliance (CDRI) initiative is also an example of how countries can unite to build and share capabilities to solve humanitarian aid and disaster relief problems.
Mr Singh said that India supports and participates in OCS activities, including the defence cooperation program, which reflects its commitment to close cooperation within the OCS framework. "This stems from India's commitment to multilateralism, which must respect international law, recognize the legitimate interests of partner countries, safeguard common interests, and establish a lasting framework for regional cooperation," he said.
He also reiterated India's determination to help build and maintain a peaceful, secure and stable area within the framework of the SCO. Singh added that India also reaffirmed its willingness to cooperate with other SCO member states to develop joint institutional capabilities that respect the sensitivity of individual countries.