The Prime minister of India once said, "Instead of thinking of war and preparing for war; we should think about peace and prepare for it".
We started preparing for peace and in return, China declared a war on us in 1962 and took our 42000 sq km of our land. Had we been preparing for the war; the result would have been different.
India could create a nuclear weapon in 1950 itself. Homi Babha assured Nehru that, we can create the weapon within a year. But, due to the political conditions of the time, we decided not to go ahead with it. If we had a nuclear weapon at that time, no country, including China would have dared to conquer our land.
Crores of rupees are spent on buying defense equipment. I once asked a Major, to what extent should the country be prepared for its defense?
He gave me a very great answer. He said, "We should be prepared so much that, no other country can bully or threaten us, based on its strength, to accept the things that are not in our National Interest. All the disputes should be solved diplomatically on the negotiating table.
This is only possible if you are strong enough, so other countries feel only the way to go forward is the negotiation. Strength respects other strength."
“The best use of the weapons is never needed to use it at all”.
We cannot wait for the war, to start preparing. To avert, any misadventure by our adversary, we should always be prepared in defense.
So sometimes the nuclear weapons are called “Weapons of Peace"
No matter, who wins the war there is always a MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction). No country will try to attack another Nuclear-armed country beyond a certain point.
"To ensure peace, you have to be prepared for war". This sentence was quoted beautifully by our Ex. Defense minister. He said, " In ceremonies, the goat is offered for butchering, not the lion. We have to make India the lion".