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🔴Thread: Understanding Doval Doctrine

With the military and technological advancement, the concept of mutually assured destruction has become an almost obsolete idea. In the 21st century, we are witnessing something different, a new kind of warfare that is Hybrid Warfare.
It is a multi-pronged approach that is employed to harm the enemy to the maximum at all levels, be it economically, politically, diplomatically, ideologically or in any other form. India, under its National Security Advisor (NSA), #AjitDoval...,
...has geared up for Hybrid War against #Pakistan and #China. Doval confirmed India's strategy of Hybrid Warfare in a lecture at a university when he said that India should be exploiting Pakistan’s weaknesses, harming and exploiting it at all levels...
..."The Doval Doctrine" is a chapter in the book "The Price of Modi Years" by @Aakar__Patel, which explores the national security strategy of India under the leadership of Ajit Doval, the current National Security Advisor (NSA) of India.
The doctrine emphasizes that #India should be ready to use force, diplomacy, and intelligence to safeguard its territorial integrity and strategic interests. It also focuses on building strong internal security and forging strategic partnerships with like-minded countries.
It also provides insights into his role in shaping India's foreign policy, especially with regard to its relationships with #Pakistan and #China. The #Pulwama terrorist attack that occurred on February 14, 2019, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed.
@Aakar__Patel argues that the #IndianGovt response to the attack, which involved conducting airstrikes on a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, was in line with the Doval Doctrine. According to the doctrine, India should use all available means... protect its citizens and defend its sovereignty, including military action if necessary. Patel also criticizes the opposition parties in India for questioning the govt's response to the #Pulwama attack and for alleging that the airstrikes were carried out for political gain
He argues that such criticism is unfounded and undermines India's national security interests. Similarly India-China standoff that occurred in #Doklam in 2017. @Aakar__Patel argues that the standoff was a clear example of the implementation of the #DovalDoctrine...,
...which emphasizes the importance of hard power and military strength in defending India's territorial integrity and sovereignty. He also notes that the Indian government's response to the #Doklam crisis was measured and strategic, as it relied on...
...diplomatic channels to negotiate a peaceful resolution while also maintaining a strong military presence in the region.However, @Aakar__Patel also highlights the need for India to strengthen its economic and diplomatic ties with other countries in the region in order... counter China's growing influence and assertiveness. The author argues that the Doval Doctrine represents a departure from India's traditional approach to national security and reflects a more assertive and proactive stance.
However, the chapter also raises concerns about the risks of this approach, including the potential for conflict with neighboring countries and the need for greater accountability and transparency in decision-making. The #BJP government operates a well-organized and...
...regulated fake news system that ignites violence through the spread of false information.  The hashtags serve as a vehicle for misinformation accompanying respective unverifiable textual or visual material.
Hashtags such as #CoronaJihad, #LoveJihad, #TablighiJamatVirus and #MarkazCOVIDSpread have been used extensively. India has been using its news channels to disseminate anti-Pakistan narrative. According to a report by EU DisinfoLab, India used 265 fake local... sites to generate anti-Pakistan narrative and to serve their vested interests. The report stated that these sites tried to influence the #EU and the @UN by repeatedly releasing articles on Pakistan's minorities and criticising Pakistan on all fronts.
It revealed that published a large amount of content against #Pakistan. It was also discovered that is managed by Indian stakeholders and has links with NGOs, think tanks and Srivastava Group.
The same group later invited 27 members of the #EU parliament to visit Kashmir and it was widely covered, falsely portraying a normalised image of #Kashmir. The investigation also found close links of Indian stakeholders in #Brussels and #Geneva.
The key elements of the #DovalDoctrine, including a focus on hard power and military strength, the use of covert operations and intelligence gathering, and the pursuit of economic and diplomatic ties with key partners.
The #DovalDoctrine has the drawback of placing an excessive amount of pressure on the "leader" to make up for the strategic weaknesses. Accepting one's limitations is one of the measures of statesmanship, as per Henry Kissinger.
Additionally, the Doval ideology has a tendency to foster a lazy mindset that deliberately ignores the conventional diplomatic and statecraft tools.

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