On Tuesday at 12.30 p.m., Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke at a press conference at the National Media Centre in the national capital about the Agnipath recruitment scheme in Delhi. The office of the Defence Minister tweeted, "Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will conduct a media conference at National Media Centre, New Delhi at 12.30 PM today." On Monday, Singh urged for more cooperation between the civil administration and the Armed Forces to bolster national security and address future challenges posed by the ever-changing global scenario. On Monday, he spoke to participants at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, at the 28th Joint Civil-Military Training Programme.
The concept of national security has broadened, according to the Minister, as various non-military components have been added to the more basic aspect of protection from military threats. The scenario between Russia and Ukraine, as well as other such crises, has been cited by Rajnath Singh as indication that the globe is facing difficulties that go beyond conventional combat.
"Peace and war are no longer two distinct entities, but rather a continuum. Even in times of calm, battle rages on multiple fronts. A full-scale conflict is as deadly to a country as it is to its adversaries. As a result, full-fledged battles have been avoided in recent decades. Proxies and non-combat battles have taken their place."
"Technology, supply chains, information, energy, trade systems, and banking systems, among other things, are being weaponized and could be used against us in the future. To deal with this broader range of security concerns, people must work together "To tackle these challenges, he stressed the importance of taking a "Whole of the Nation" and "Whole of the Government" approach.