"HOW INDIA MANAGES ITS NATIONAL SECURITY" - BOOK AUTHORED BY ARVIND GUPTA UNVEILED BY BADNORE

Chandigarh October 11: The Governor Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh Sh. V.P.Singh Badnore today released a book titled "How India manages its National Security" authored by Mr. Arvind Gupta, former Deputy National Security Advisor and head of the National Security Council Secretariat in Government of India.

Complimenting the author for his well researched book covering a wide canvas of security related issues, the Governor said the author has rightly pointed out that India faces multiple and complex challenges to its security paradigm. He said historically India has much advancement but currently we need coordinated and cooperative approach to counter both internal and external threats. He said the book is a comprehensive survey and reference volume on National Security, which is a subject of topical and seminal interest. He said the youth of our country must be empowered with military training, nationalism, skill development and digital training. He said the book will make an interesting reading because the most important aspects have been extensively covered by Mr. Gupta.

A former diplomat, now honorary professor in the department of Defence and National Security Studies in Panjab University, Mr. Gupta in all the 12 chapters of the book outlined the important aspects of the country's security machinery and how they interface to confront internal and external conflicts. Through his well researched book, Mr. Gupta also talked about attaining strategic thinking, deep rooted knowledge about the civilization while putting across India's point of view on the widen security perspective. He also suggested the strengthening and empowering of security institutions and agencies for better coordinated and institutionalized approach.

Others who were present on the occasion included, Mr. J.M. Balamurugan, Secretary to Governor, Lt Gen KJ Singh, Prof Raj Kumar, VC Panjab University, Dr Jaskaran, Chairman Dept of Defence Studies, Army Veterans and former diplomats besides research scholars and students from the University and colleges.

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Chandigarh October 11, 2018

Special Lecture cum Interaction at the DANSS, PU
The Department of the Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University,
Chandigarh organized a Special Lecture by Honorary Professor Dr. Arvind Gupta,
Director, here today. Dr Gupta, who is currently the Director of Vivekananda
International Foundation and has been the former Deputy National Security Advisor to
the Government of India, spoke on the theme of “India and the Emerging World Order”.
The Lecture was chaired by the faculty of the Department including Dr. Jaskaran Singh
Waraich (Chairperson), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Chair Professor Lt. Gen K. J. Singh
(Retd.) and Professor Meena Dutta. Lt. Gen K. J. Singh initiated the proceedings by
introducing the Speaker to the audience. While introducing the theme, Gen Singh
highlighted the necessity of studying the strategic languages for developing a better
understanding of international affairs.
Dr. Arvind Gupta in his address traced the various changes that have shaped the world
order since the end of the World War Two. He emphasized for the need for India to
develop academic expertise in the domain of strategic affairs in India so that the
dependence on the perspective of Western scholars is reduced. He said that the World
Order is presently undergoing transformation. The world order set by the victors of the
Second World War which was based on the ideas of democracy, capitalism, human rights
etc. is now under deep stress. He discussed various major international events and
their impact on the world order be it the Islamic revolution in Iran, the collapse of
the U.S.S.R., the Yogoslav Wars or the Global War on Terror. He highlighted how the
financial crises of 2008 exposed the weakness of U.S. and how it was followed by the
arrival of the China on the world stage. Lastly he emphasized the need to focus on
technological as well as economic development for India while catering to three main
challenges which include – maintaining economic growth, enhancing technological prowess
and dealing with the external and internal security threats.
Dr. Jaskaran Singh, Chairperson, Department of Defence and National Security Studies
delivered the vote of thanks. The session was also attended by the guest faculty,
research scholars, various serving and retired officers of the Indian Armed Forces who
are currently pursuing various courses at the department and students. This was
followed by an interaction of the audience with the Keynote Speaker.

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Chandigarh October 11, 2018

Awareness drive by PU NCC Cadets for use of cycling track and pedestrian path

NCC Panjab University in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police organized
an awareness drive for a week for use of cycling track and path usage by pedestrians.
Awareness drive is being conducted in the peak hours of the day in morning and evening
by the Panjab University NCC Cadets and Chandigarh Traffic Police.
According to Lt. (Dr.) Kuldeep Singh Coordinator NCC cum Chairperson Centre for
Police Administration, it is a good initiative for the awareness of latest legal
procedures and penalties for the violation of traffic rules. According to SUO Bipul
Raj, this initiative will help in better use of cycling track and also help in reducing
the accidents and deaths that occur due to these violations. Col Rohit Kumar CO 2 CHD
Bn, DSP Jaswinder Singh, Traffic Marshal Pooja Sharma and 30 NCC Cadets are
participating in this drive.

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