Indian National Green Party


National Policy-Peace and Security

4.1 Principles
The Indian National Green Party are committed to:
a) developing fair and just international relations with other countries, peoples and regions;
b) building positive peace into our international security relations;
c) resolving conflict rather than merely deterring war through the maintenance of traditional military structures;
d) ensuring the greatest possible transparency in India’s foreign and security relations, domestically and internationally;
e) working with individuals and organisations which openly and democratically work for such an objective at a local, regional, national and international level;
f) working towards a framework of sustainable international relations, strongly supported by nonviolent strategies of international cooperation, conflict prevention, international mediation and conflict resolution, and which recognise the local, national and international dimensions of conflict in our region;
g) capability for the foreseeable future, subject to eventual regional-wide demilitarisation;
h) reforming the Indian defence forces to ensure that they are trained and equipped for more sustainable national and international security roles aimed at ensuring peace; and
i) invisaging an ecologically sustainable post nuclear "New Intenational Political Order" on the matrix of Civilisational Homes (like EU) superceding the present nation - state arrangement.

4.2.1 Working towards Regional and Global Demilitarisation.
The Indian National Green Party will:
a) participate in global regime initiatives to monitor and reduce the manufacture and export of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons technologies;
b) support a global nuclear weapons Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), with particular reference to nuclear weapons testing in the Asia-Pacific region;
c) support global nuclear non-proliferation, and comprehensive measures to dismantle all nuclear weapons and their target systems, through convening a UN-sponsored International Peace Conference on general nuclear disarmament;
d) support a global ban on the militarisation of space.

4.2.2 Combating the International Arms Trade and Provision of Military Assistance.
The Indian National Green Party will support policies to:
a) ensure that India will not produce weaponry or components for export;
b) compile a register of all dual-use (civilian-military) technology which may be exported from India, and restrict the trade with reference to a broad range of security considerations (such as the human rights record of our trading partners);
c) encourage other states to phase out external military aid in the Asia-Pacific region;
d) end arms trade fairs in India and coordinate with neighbouring states on similar measures; and
e) establish a realistic, comprehensive register of the arms trade in the Asia-Pacific region, and work to develop alternative regional and UN-sponsored disarmament initiatives with a capacity for binding verification.

4.2.3 Regional Confidence-building and Peace-building
The Indian National Green Party will support policies that:
a) develop regional security relations which build peace and confidence, and work towards resolving conflicts before they evolve into violent international disputes; and
b) recognise that the basis of regional peace and security is a sustainable framework of human rights protection and promotion, just and equitable regional trade arrangements, generous and appropriate overseas aid programme and strong multinational environmental safeguards; and
c) ensure that the Asia-Pacific states, and their constituent peoples, have open access to dependable international legal dispute mechanisms.
4.2.4 Regional Conflict-Prevention
The Indian National Green Party will encourage:
a) the development of an inter-related set of global security campaigns through the Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Education;

b) effective diplomatic intervention in potential conflict situations, through India’s network of regional diplomatic ties, and through regional institutions and the UN where appropriate; and

c) conflict-preventive peacekeeping deployments for interceding in potential conflict situations, wherever appropriate, in the form of monitors, police, aid and assistance personnel or peacekeeping forces, with all-party support managed through relevant regional organisations or the UN.

4.2.5 Linking Peacebuilding with Peacekeeping and Peacemaking
The Indian National Green Party will support policies which:
a) manage India’s foreign and security relations in ways which recognise that peacebuilding and peacemaking are crucial elements of any regional conflict management framework, and that peacekeeping has the potential to operate at an interface between the two;
b) develop an integrated strategy linking peacebuilding, peacekeeping and peacemaking approaches to conflict management;
c) establish an appropriate peacekeeping strategy to be developed both nationally and through the UN; and
d) respond to the urgent need to comprehensively develop international peacemaking capabilities, both in new regional institutions and through a reformed UN.

4.2.6 Sanctions Enforcement Action
The Indian National Green Party will work to ensure that trade embargoes:
a) are only conducted within a UN mandate;
b) are closely associated with an appropriate strategy of conflict resolution; and
c) are rigorously enforced in order to achieve their goals as rapidly as possible.

4.2.7 Military Enforcement Action
The Indian National Green Party will support a comprehensive strategy of nonviolent conflict management as the most effective means of promoting peace and security in the international arena; in which military enforcement action is only seen as appropriate in securing effective UN sanctions against states which seriously violate international peace.

4.2.8 Establishing an Agency for Monitoring Demilitarisation
The Indian National Green Party will support policies to:
a) establish an Agency for Monitoring Demilitarisation.
l monitoring and/or coordinating regional arms control and disarmament measures;
l monitoring and combating the arms trade;
l monitoring weapons testing and military exercises;
l coordinating regional arms conversion strategies;
b) develop a culture of nonviolent conflict management and peace education throughout the world.