2 Dec 2013

Faculty and course members of 53rd NDC course call on the President

the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
The faculty and course members of the 53rd National Defence College Course called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (November 4, 2013) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that each country is guided in its actions by its national interests and objectives. 

The power relationships are constantly changing, and unless a country understands and adjusts itself to the changes that are taking place around it, its own security will be seriously endangered. 

The President said that security today has many dimensions as it encompasses economic, energy, food, health, environmental and many other dimensions of security. 

Intensive research and quality analysis in all the fields and disciplines is thus a prerequisite which calls for a holistic approach to studies across the vast spectrum of disciplines.

 He said. There must be a conscious effort to strengthen the underlying linkages and not divide them into watertight compartments.

 Adopting such an approach will yield rich dividends, he emphasized. The President said that at the same time, one must not lose sight of the larger picture and keep the primary objective of the research always in focus. 

Present on the occasion were Commandant National Defence College, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, AVSM, members of the faculty and staff, officers from the Indian Armed Forces, Civil Services and from friendly foreign countries. 

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