Net deterioration in global security environment: PM

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of “a net deterioration” in the international security environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India’s immediate neighbourhood, terrorism and cyber threats as well as the civil strife in the Middle East.

Addressing the defence research community here, Manmohan Singh also noted that the situation presented “complex challenges” that required both conventional and technological responses.
“As we look around us, a net deterioration in the international strategic and security environment becomes so obvious,” he said at an event to present the annual Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) award here.
“Political uncertainties in our immediate and extended neighbourhood, civil strife and turmoil in the Middle East, terrorism and threats to cyber security present complex challenges that require both conventional as well as technological responses,” he said.