RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday questioned the steps being taken by the government to deal with the internal and external security situation and said not enough was being done to tackle the issues.
"The biggest challenge before us is the external and internal security situation. What Pakistan, China and Bangladesh are doing is known to all. The actions being taken by these countries have raised a question on the security of our international borders. But the steps we should take keeping in mind their actions have not being initiated," Bhagwat said in Delhi.
He was addressing RSS volunteers. Bhagwat said there was a need to increase efforts to counter the threats posed by these countries. "We have to understand this," he added.
The RSS sarsanghchalak said it is in India's nature to make friends. "It should continue...we have no enmity with anyone. But the world is full of evil. Talking big, some powerful countries try to impose their will on the world," he said.
He said if a "selfless" country like India succeeds, the vested interests of powerful nations would come to a nought. "Therefore, such powers are trying to create problems for India. We have to understand this reality...to protect the values of truth and selflessness, we will have to strengthen ourselves," he added.
Bhagwat said while India had credibility, it "lacked the voice to protect its values in the international scenario".
"We have the credibility to lead the new world order. Our neighbors want us to lead. But since we lack a voice, the countries are getting influenced by China," he added.
Attacking education, health and agriculture policies, he said education and health were not within the reach of the common man today. "We have to revisit our policies on agriculture, education and health so that the common man can benefit. These policies should not be seen in the light of politics and vote bank. Such policies should be solely governed by national interests," he said.
Bhagwat said India remains divided on the basis of caste and religion because it serves the vested interests of some politicians.
The RSS chief said India needed no lessons on philanthropy by people like Bill Gates as its history was full of references of selfless service by great people.
"It is an attack on our pride if we are asked to look at an American for philanthropy and selfless service," he said.
BJP President Rajnath Singh was also present dressed in trademark RSS khaki shorts, white shirt and a black cap. PTI