India's security environment is defined by a complex interplay of regional and global imperatives and challenges. The size and the strategic location of the country places us at the centre of a security dynamic, impacted concurrently by the positive forces of regional and global connectivity on the one side and by the consequences arising from unpredictability, instability and volatility in parts of immediate and extended neighbourhood, on the other.


As India seeks to achieve transformative national growth and development internally, we pursue a robust defence strategy and policies which aim to address the wide spectrum of conventional and non-conventional security challenges faced by the country. Guided bythe principle of building strength through the principles of strategic autonomy and self reliance, India seeks to enhance her own capabilities and also to pursue a constructive engagement with neighbours and partner countries in the regional and global community to promote peace and stability.