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Asurayuddha – Asuravijaya

Asurayuddha or Asuravijaya is a type of unrighteous war mentioned in Kautilya’s Arthashastra. In this type of war, the conqueror conquers like demons. They seize land, money, and women and make people slaves. It is called Asura yuddha because it is believed that demons practiced such means of warfare.

All heinous, illegal and forbidden methods of warfare are used for obtaining victory in this type of war. There is no direct or straight fight in Asuravijaya.

Secrecy, guile, charm spells and cheating are widely used to attain victory.