Domestic threats more serious than external ones: Ansari

November 3rd, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Domestic threats “loom large” in the list of threats facing the nation, apart from external security issues, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari said here Wednesday.

“My own view is that in the typology of threat, domestic threats to policy are looming very large,” said Ansari, after releasing a book “In the National Interest: A Strategic Foreign Policy for India”.

The book is authored by former diplomats Rajiv Kumar, currently FICCI secretary general, and Santosh Kumar. The function was jointly organised by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and the external affairs ministry.

Ansari said that if India is not able to manage the domestic threats, then it will impact the country’s external thrust.

He also expressed worry that India was scoring less on the front of technological research. “No country can call itself a major power unless it is backed by sufficient innovative technological research,” said the vice president.

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