If you want peace, prepare for war 

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The natural states of man are peace; and everywhere, in all ages, civilised men have been its ardent votaries. Wars have always been condemned for being brutal, inhuman, and thoroughly impractical for the purposes of settling disputes.
 
After every war fought in this world, men of good will have made earnest efforts to establish the reign of peace on earth. In the pre century, this universal concern for peace manifested itself in the establishment of the League of Nations, and later the United Nations Organisation. Even though these bodes were not successful in achieving their objective, yet they served to emphasize that above all, man wanted to live in peace.
 
Experience has, however, shown again and again that the desire for it alone is not sufficient to ensure peace. Just as is the case with everything else, we have to pay a price for it. And there are different ways of paying it. A nation may be able to purchase peace by appeasing the aggressor, and agreeing to give concessions at the cost of national honour and prestige. But a patched-up peace of this nature, secured through compromise with the aggressor is at best short-lived and invariably sows the seeds of future discord.
 
To be real and lasting peace has to be with honour. The effort required to be put in to win such peace is not in any way less than that required to winning wars. Just as eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, only keeping prepared for was can pay for peace with honors. If the would-be aggressor knows that the other party is in a position, not only to withstand the pressure he may be able to exert, but also to strike back, he will think a hundred times before putting forward any unjust demands or firing a shot across the border.
 
Being prepared for war serves a dual purpose. It not only gives a nation the strength to defend her but also acts as deterrent against aggression. These are the minimum conditions necessary to assure for, country both the form as well as the content of peace. The assurance in secure frontiers is a great spur to efforts towards consolidating peace, which mean progress.
 
In this world full of strife, any nation, which tries to reverse the order of priorities, does so at its own peril. Peace is undoubtedly an essential precondition for all progress and that in turn presupposes preparedness for war.
 
Therefore, the problems of a country’s defence and its war- capability must of necessity come before everything else. Viewed in this context, the debate that has been going on in India for nearly a year of merits and demerits of the country manufacturing nuclear weapons would appear to be inane.
 
Being prepared for war and acquiring the power to fight is the necessary, not only for national peace but also for establishing a maintaining international peace. A nation which is itself weak cannot pull its weight in the international community, and being always subject to pressures and counter-pressure, ultimately bids fair to end up as the arena of conflict between big powers. It cannot make any contribution to international peace. On the other hand, it is more likely to imperil it. Only a voice from a position of strength can make itself heard effectively in favour of peace or for that matter in favour of any other desirable international goal.
 
The world today is in the grip of war-hysteria. The large variety of cold, not so cold and hot wars, confrontations and crises which are disturbing the peace in almost all corners of the globe can be traced to an imbalance between the areas of strength and weakness in the world. If this is not to be allowed to become a permanent condition, all nations of the world, particularly those considered weak, have to make earnest efforts to gather sufficient strength to withstand undue pressures. This is a duty they owe to them and to the future of mankind, which is inextricably bound up, with the prospects of a world-order based on international peace being established.

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