Kathmandu – Experts on security affairs have suggested the responsible persons avoiding light comments on the sensitive issues like national security and military affairs.

At a meeting of the National Concerns and Coordination Committee of the parliament on Tuesday, experts said that it would be wise to address such serious issues on the basis of national consensus from an appropriate platform.

During the meeting, former Defence Secretary Devendra Prasad Sitaula stated that no one should create rumours and demoralize the army of the country that, he said, is the topmost authority with direct and indirect responsibility.

“This is determined in an appropriate platform and time on the basis of deep study and research,” Sitaula added. National security should be robust for stability, peace and prosperity, according to Sitaula.

Likewise, former Chief of National Investigation Department Deviram Sharma said that informants and influential people should be taken into confidence on the issues of national security adding that such move would help contribute in making a robust national security system. Similarly, conflict expert Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti complained that the state has not paid attention for the security and protection of the policies and agreements relating to national security.

Former Brigadier General of Nepali Army Ajit Thapa called for consultations on core issues among the official bodies on state’s priorities of the time and context.

Also speaking at the event, security expert Geja Sharma Wagle this issue should be discussed in the parliament to make the army’s activities transparent.

Committee’s Chairperson Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa shared that the experts were consulted to offer meaningful directive to the government on national security.

Earlier, the Committee’s members voiced that statements on army should not be given without facts, evidences, study and research. Likewise, the lawmakers said that political parties should remain univocal on the issues of national security and asked the government to make the national security policy public, prepare the terms of references on the basis of priorities and formulate laws by aligning with research works.