Civil-Military Fusion - A Way Ahead in Building Infrastructure along Northern Borders – Col Vijay Kumar Goyat, Senior Research Fellow

It has been repeatedly seen that infrastructure which is created to meet military requirements can also act as a strong booster to harness economic potential of the region besides accruing strategic military advantages. Thus, civil military fusion is an essential pre requisite for the development of infrastructure along the northern borders. This will enable synergy in infra creation and optimum utilization of defence funds, while at the same time it will truly enhance the economic potential of the Border States. Thus, there is a need to identify such critical strategic infrastructure and identify measures to achieve civil military coordination in the long run.