Duryodhana’s policy “Not even a needle point of land to the enemy”
Well we all know this famous incident which happens before the kurushetra war, when Krishna asks duryodhana to give at least five villages to the pandavas and to make peace, duryodhana replies that he won’t give even a needle point of land to them. So, if we analyze this statement we can get two conclusions,
Before you read both the conclusions I want to make one point which is “I’m not considered about who is the right full owner to the kingdom. I’m only considerd about the policy of duryodhana is it right or is it wrong?.”
A) One conclusion is that duryodhana’s decision was wrong which is why he died in the war, and he is a miser and egoistic, so only he refused to the offer made by Krishna.
B) The other conclusion is that duryodhana’s decision is right, he is not a miser as he is known for his charity and he also donated a part of his kingdom anga to karna, So donating five villages is not a big thing for duryodhana. Duryodhana took that decision just because he believed that dying for his country is better than giving a part of his country to the enemy
So it is your choice to come to one of these conclusions after you have read the following example.
China attacked India in the Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai chin region with a troop strength of around 80,000.While India stationed only 10,000 troops in that area the rest of the Indian troops were distributed around India, then the Chinese had the advantage of the ridges, so geographically the Chinese had a superior position at an higher altitude, while the Indian troops had the disadvantage by being in the lower altitude.
So, the Indians being greatly outnumbered and also due to the geographically disadvantages, the Indian army lost their position temporarily. Now the Chinese army marched down from the ridges, then they occupied a large part of our the Indian territory and as they came down from the ridges, geographically they have an inferior position. At this juncture only Indians got ready for war, as the previous attack was a surprise attack. Now India sent a huge backup to the battle field, these back up included a huge infantry, army vehicles and aircrafts also India asked help from USA, which was also in the way in the form of aircrafts.
At this particular juncture the Chinese used a cheap trick, knowing that they will surely lose if India strikes them with her full strength, as the backups by India were on the way to the battle field, the Chinese gave a cease fire. Then India being a peaceful country accepted the cease fire and the backups which were on their way to the battle field are sent back. Because of the cease fire given by the Chinese both the sides had used only infantry, no tanks or aircrafts were used in this fight. If they were used then the result of the war would have been in favor to India
The region marked with red color are those where china attacked india. Then aksai chin region once belonged to india but now are occupied by china due to the Sino-indian war.
The whole world knows that if India had fought back, then it would be a victory for India and then huge part of the Indian Territory could also have been retrieved, Because of the following reasons
1) India’s own back up which was on the way to the battle field
2) As Chinese marched down from the ridges and occupied a part of our territory they had a geographically inferior position than Indian troops
3) Back up from USA was also on the way to help India in the form of aircrafts
But India had accepted the cease fire given by china and gave a huge part of her territory to china. We will look at the summary of the war again.
China attacked India, when India was not ready. Then china occupied a part of India, When India was ready to fight back china gave cease fire. When India accepted the cease fire of china, china easily walked away with a part of Indian Territory.
This is just like,
A thief enters our house, when we are not ready the attacks us. Then the thief robs us of the jewels and cash. When we are ready to fight back with the thief. Then the thief asks an apology, and we accept the apology then the thief walks away with our jewels and cash.
So India is a peaceful country, but what is peace. Peace in the sense that we must attack any other country unnecessarily but what if the enemy attacked us and robbed us of our territory
What is the use of having peace at that circumstance?
“When we have many people making noise in room, if we want to maintain silence, we would have to shout “Everyone maintain silence”, so at that circumstance silence is maintained only by shouting.”
In the same way the real world peace at some circumstances peace can only be maintained by war. Look at the after math of the Sino-Indian war. Still the Chinese are trying to occupy more and more area in the Indian Territory. When our prime minister visited Arunachal Pradesh this year one of the Chinese politicians asked “It is a disputed area why does the Indian prime minister visit there”. After all who is he to ask why Indian prime minister visited a part of India.
Then another Chinese politician commented that “Did you forget what happened in the Sino-Indian war, do you want something like that to happen again!” The Chinese like cowards gave cease fire in the Sino-Indian war but they think they really won the Sino-Indian war and they also use this victory of Sino-Indian war to threaten us again. So, the after math of war never ends. Even if we maintain a good relationship with china for some time, the dragon will breathe fire again. But let’s hope that the Tiger will fight back next time when the dragon breathes fire again.
This is the end of the example, now what would have happened if India had followed the policy of duryodhana which is “Not even a needle point of land to the enemy”. India would have surely fought back till the end and the Chinese would have been made to run away and our stolen territory would have been retrieved but What is more than this, Chinese would never had bothered India again for several years. Also the whole world would have understood the real strength of India.
As I told before we can have two conclusions from the duryodhana’s policy is “Not even a needle point of land to the enemy”. So it is up to you whether to do decide that this policy is right or is it wrong. Don’t bother about the past deeds of duryodhana, the deeds of duryodhana may be wrong or it may be right but i’m not considered about it. I’m only considerd about the application of duryodhana’s policy in the sino-indian war and the future of our nation.
“So, it for you guys to decide which is better to die for the country and to protect its territory or to make peace with the enemy and lose a part of our territory “