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Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 13:26
India does not possess expansionist polices says Ahok K. Kantha
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Addressing the students and faculty of Defence Services Command and Staff College on the theme “India’s Foreign and Defence Policies”, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha has stated that India has never pursued aggressive or expansionist policies and India’s armed forces have always been used to defend the motherland against external aggression.

High Commissioner Kantha also said that India had never sent troops abroad except for UN peace keeping operations or at the express specific request of the legitimate government of the country concerned.

India’s defence preparedness and credible deterrence includes a nuclear doctrine of credible minimum deterrence according to Indian High Commissioner

Ashok K. Kantha  which envisages no first use of nuclear weapons, non-use against non-nuclear weapon states and voluntary moratorium on further nuclear tests.

He underlined that India’s defence preparedness has not been at the cost of development and India’s defence expenditure remains modest at around 2% of the GDP and in per capita terms is among the lowest in the world.

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