Militarism is a scourge, which arises out of conflict and leads to further conflict. It destroys the well being of a society and takes away from social spending. Only an end to militarism will lay down the norms of a peaceful and just society. Although, our ultimate goal is total abolition of weapons but here in our paper we talk about reduction in defence budgets, which is a step leading us to this goal.
This paper will be useful for activists’, researchers and common people to build an understanding on the politics of increasing weaponisation, conflicts in South Asia and the money spent each year on defence vis-àvis social sectors. It will also help mobilize people to join hands in the campaign against militarisation.