Define National Emergency?
A national emergency is a state of emergency in case of a serious threat to the nation's security from domestic or external sources. A state or emergency can be declared by the President when he deems it necessary. In this case, the Government can suspend the normal or regular constitutional procedures in order to regain control of the situation. A national emergency can be declared under Article 352 in case of an external or internal threat, war, or armed rebellion. The phrase armed rebellion was earlier referred to as 'internal disturbance' which was replaced later under the 44th Amendment Act of 1978.