The former serviceman suggests that the optimisation of civil-military relations should be an integral part of the National Defence Policy
Itanagar, Dec 7 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Wednesday said good civil-military relations enable the development of a country.
The former serviceman was addressing student officers of the Indian Armed Forces and military officers from 27 countries at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Tamil Nadu’s Wellington.
“Good civil-military relations promote security and peace in a country. This enables the development of a nation and leads to the welfare of the people which is the ultimate goal of a democratic state like India,” an official communiqué issued here quoted the Governor as saying.
The Governor said the time has come for India to upgrade civil-military relations into civil-military fusion.
He suggested that the optimisation of civil-military relations should be an integral part of the National Defence Policy.
He called on the student officers of the Indian Armed Forces to imbibe five traits: observant eyes, perceptive mind, commitment, innovative action and perseverance, and six attributes: transparency, accountability, probity, equal dispensation, self-audit and mid-course correction when needed.
The programme was attended by 450 armed forces officers, including 70 officers from other countries, the communiqué added.