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December 22, 2001
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India well versed in art of war: Vajpayee

Asserting that India is well versed in the art of war, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday night said though the country prays for peace, it will not hesitate to perform its duty during the crisis.

"Duniya jan le hum yudh ki kala acchi tareh jante hain, lekin hum shanti ke aradhak hain (Let the world know that we are well versed in the art of war, but we want peace)," Vajpayee said.

Vajpayee said this after presenting this year's Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan memorial awards.

He said peace is India's ideal goal and policy but 'if crisis knocks at our door, the country will not retract from its duty'.

Referring to tension on the border, Vajpayee said, "Even when there is tension on the border, we know how to enjoy music."

The awards instituted by Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust were presented to noted sarangi player Ustad Sultan Khan, vocalist L K Pandit and Sarod maestro H Chandra Sen.

The trust, founded by sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan in memory of his revered guru and father, propagates and popularises Indian classical music.

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