Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Indian Military Reforms

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Rhitwique Dutta, Kaushik Dutta, Hemeswari Bhuyan


The ancient work on statecraft and governance known as Kautilya's Arthashastra is used as a lens to examine Indian military reforms in this research article. The purpose of the study is to shed light on how Kautilya's teachings continue to influence Indian defense plans and policies today. This research attempts to draw comparisons between traditional knowledge and contemporary military activities by examining major concepts from the Arthashastra, such as fighting tactics, organizational design, and resource management. This study aims to clarify how Kautilya's teachings have influenced the development of the Indian military system throughout the centuries through a thorough assessment of historical sources and academic literature. This research aims to discover potential areas for development and adaptation to address modern security concerns by comprehending the underlying philosophy and strategic insights given in the Arthashastra.

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