The term ’Disarmament’ is used to refer to ’the
reduction or control or elimination of all
kinds of weapons in order to avoid war and establish peace.’ Disarmament
allows a nation to maintain weapons for the purpose of internal
security only. Its objective is the obliteration of all offensive
Disarmament is popularly taken to mean the stricture
on the production and maintenance of all nuclear weapons.
In less developed countries where money is needed for more pressing
needs like providing food, education and medical care for the people,
disarmament implies that there should be a curb on money spent on
For disarmament to be effective it is essential
that all countries abide by it.