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Comments, Charu?

Postings not related to the writing of the Manifesto or policy chapters
are likely to be summarily rejected. Thanks for your understanding. IPI
On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, Umesh Tiwari wrote:

> The starting line "As military expenditures contribute nothing to the
> creation of prosperity,and drain resources from activities that do"
> doesn't belong here. It sounds more like somebody's utopian and personal
> dream of peaceful world. It is certainly important to have such noble
> aims, but while drafting a policy on national defense, it is outright
> wrong to start with a statement suggesting that it is a bad idea to
> invest in the military, while at the same time, calling upon the
> patriotic and volunteer soldiers to die defending our borders.

Agreed. Charu, this is your para. Any comments?

> The DEFENSE policy has no business going into talking about world peace.
> It's only purpose should be national defense. At the same time, nuclear
> disarmament and elimination of weapons of mass destruction are
> important, but such a language should be written in a separate section
> with a heading "Guidelines to promote World Peace" Under a section of
> FOREIGN POLICY guidelines.


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