Raghvendra Pratap Singh

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Defence & Strategic studies

University of Allahabad

Allahabad (U.P.)



Gandhi’s philosophy of war was closely related to peace. To him, war was an ancient method of setting vital affairs of mankind through the arbitrament of the sword. Gandhi did not made the distinction between just and unjust war because every war was wrong. In developing the concept he discusses the various causes of war. In the light of philosophy of war Gandhi did made an attempt to examine the concept of national security and the role of technology in the development of state prosperity. The author has also examined the relationship between technology and economic development.

Key Words: just war, nationalism, imperialism, national security, technology, non-use of force, non-violent army.

Gandhi’s Philosophy of War