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Prepare For War To Avoid It

R Jagannathan in the DNA:

We have, in the past, put too much faith in moral posturing, influenced by the likes of Nehru and Gandhi. But the emerging scenario needs a Chanakya, not woolly thinking, as every country's foreign policy is driven by realpolitik. China is bashing up Tibetans and Uighurs, but has the friendliest of relationships with Pakistan, the epicentre of jihadi terrorism...

only a militarily strong nation can maintain its independence. We must thus keep raising our defence preparedness with a step-up in defence's share of the GDP to 4-4.5 per cent for the next 10 years, till we are capable of deterring China on our own. The nuclear deterrence also needs to be beefed up and made real, with proper delivery systems.

Read the full piece at DNA: India's Lonely Furrow

Prepare For War To Avoid It
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R Jagannathan in the DNA:

We have, in the past, put too much faith in moral posturing, influenced by the likes of Nehru and Gandhi. But the emerging scenario needs a Chanakya, not woolly thinking, as every country's foreign policy is driven by realpolitik. China is bashing up Tibetans and Uighurs, but has the friendliest of relationships with Pakistan, the epicentre of jihadi terrorism...

only a militarily strong nation can maintain its independence. We must thus keep raising our defence preparedness with a step-up in defence's share of the GDP to 4-4.5 per cent for the next 10 years, till we are capable of deterring China on our own. The nuclear deterrence also needs to be beefed up and made real, with proper delivery systems.

Read the full piece at DNA: India's Lonely Furrow

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