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From 50 Years Ago: Freedom to Purchase Arms

Editorials from  Volume XIV, No 22, June 2, 1962. 

Both the economics and the politics of non-alignment have been worked out in practice and made explicit over the years through the application of India’s foreign policy in concrete situations. Paradoxically enough, it is the implications of neutrality or non-alignment in the matter of arms purchases which have come to be debated at this late date, and even the wisdom of following a policy of non-alignment in this particular matter has been called into question. This is, of course, largely because no occasion had arisen in the past for thrashing out the full implications of our policy of neutrality in relation to acquisition of arms…

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