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State reasons why war is not considered as the first option rather is taken as the last resort?

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6. State reasons why war is not considered as the first option rather is taken as the last resort? (250 words)

Reference: bbc.co.uk

Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of war ethics.

Key Demand of the question:

One must substantiate with suitable justifications as to why war is not considered as the first option and is often rather taken as the last resort.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly talk about war; usual causes and the ethical dimensions involved.

Body:

War is a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. It involves manifestation of violence, hatred, anger, lack of trust etc. It leads to destruction, death, pain and miseries to lot of people.

Explain reasons why war is not considered as the first option rather is taken as the last resort. But sometimes war becomes essential.

Discuss the concept of war ethics in detail.

Then explain why War is not considered as the first option rather taken as last resort; give suitable justifications.

Have a passing reference in the Indian context.

Conclusion:

Conclude by asserting that India has given the world Buddha (peace), not war. Indian values promote peace, harmony and respect for each other. It is evident from the fact that India has never imposed war on any country.