Speaking at an Air Force event on Thursday about the uphill task of managing India's security in a not so "friendly neighbourhood", National Security Advisor Ajit Doval lamented about the problems that India faced with regards to its neighbouring countries.
"There is not a single neighbour we don't have a problem with. Myanmar we have the insurgency problem, Bangladesh has an illegal migrants problem, Nepal is being used a territory for doing all erroneous tasks by notorious agencies," said the former chief of Intelligence Bureau.
"So it is quite a big task of managing this security of such a huge land, with a huge border and a border which is not with a very friendly neighbourhood. But the worst of it is that two of the neighbours are nuclear powers," he added.
Doval also spoke about the issue of radicalisation in Pakistan and their government's efforts or the lack of it to tackle it, reports The Times of India.
"Radicalisation of the Pakistani society, problems in Afghanistan are added problems. We are sceptical of the Pakistani government to tackle (sic) and completely take on these errant forces operating within their land," he said.
He also made the point that India wanted to deal with Pakistan in a "fair" manner and talked about the importance of dialogue between the two countries.
"We want to deal with Pakistan in a way which is fair, correct, transparent and which is not bending to any of the pressure tactics or the blackmailing or the thinking that nuclear threshold probably will leave India with no option but to accept the covert war as a reality to which they don't have any response," Doval said.