Saturday, December 19, 2015
Local Armies and Global Armies and their roles……………..
Recently, I saw an interesting article. The title of the article questioned something. Is it necessary to re-organize our ARMY according to the needs of the England?(Ada, 15th December 2015). I couldn’t read the content, unfortunately. But the question as well as what it asked us was mind awakening, I thought.
What is the role of an army of a particular country? Needless to say, that the armies of any country are shouldering responsibility of the ‘SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE’. Am I wrong?
So, the armies of our country have the same responsibility. What does it say, mean, if India says Sri Lanka should re-structuralize their armies the way they want? What does it say, means , if Russia says, Sri Lanka should follow what Russia says or only follow what Russia gives as a security plan of the country? What does it mean, if US says, Sri Lanka should do what they say, not what we want, just because we purchase weapons from them?
We cannot follow any of the above.
Out Armies should do what they think is right and applicable to our situations.
If you take recent history of the country, you can understand country’s security situations in two main segments.
1) Pre-war era ( 1976 – 2009)
2) Post-war era ( 2009 – present) I am not going to talk about early stages of the history of the country. Yet, the role of the army back then cannot be compared with the role they play during Pre-war era. The roles they play , alright to change only according to the current needs and requirements of the country, very independently.
No army is planning their inner strategies according to the agendas of other countries am I right?
If you create a global army to address any global issues, then the situation is different. The local armies joining the global armies, according to the visions and missions needs to adjust or change, it’s a different matter.
Out sky, our sea, our earth, our geographical limit should be protected according to the plans of our own. Who would understand our geo territories better than us? Who would understand our own people better than us?
Above theory is applicable and applies to any country of this globe we live.
I know that this world has somewhat became a global war zone. Russia had to change their security plans and I guess France has another plan or same plan within this global security system we live. UK , for sure has their own plans and Yes India and US too. I do not know what allies they have so far formed. I pray and like to believe that do not keep any chances to talk about any WW III in the future.
I like to beg before any terror groups go for a ‘discussion’. Its time to keep weapons down and welcome every body to a round table.
Within this global situation we live, it is so hard to maintain a peace zone, believe it or not. Responsibilities of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Police haven’t decrease unless it has increased up to sky level.
I see no reasons to decrease the number in every security force. I see no reasons to think we must change our plans according to the agendas or plans of any other country.
Yet, if there is a global need to address or support globe to protect it and its people, who live in what ever region, territory, continent we must give our fullest support. Not just because they are one of the experienced armies, forces of the world that have gained sky full of experiences , handling such or complex situations well, intelligently and won countries humanitarian needs.