Monday, 6 March 2017

SWEDEN RESTORES CONSCRIPTION OVER ‘NEW SECURITY SITUATION’ IN EUROPE

SWEDEN RESTORES CONSCRIPTION OVER ‘NEW SECURITY SITUATION’ IN EUROPE 

Sweden has reintroduced military conscription(भर्ती)  in “response to the new security situation” in Europe, the country’s defense minister told CNN Thursday. The Swedish government enacted a new law reintroducing compulsory military service Thursday for the first time since 2010, and for the first time ever on a gender-equal basis. The reason for the change, which the government has discussed as part of a general elevation (ऊंचाई) of defense capabilities since September, is a response to Russia’s military activity over the last three years.

“After the Russian annexation(संलग्नक) of Crimea against international law, and their increased military exercises close to the border, we have a new security(सुरक्षा) situation,” Peter Hultqvist, Sweden’s minister of defense, said after the announcement. The Scandinavian country is militarily non-aligned(गैर-गठबंधन) , though, like neighboring Finland, cooperates with the alliance in regional drills.

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