The central idea of Kautilya’s doctrine, as enunciated in the Arthaśāstra, was the prosperity of King and country, and the King’s quest for victory against rival neighbouring states.

Guerrilla warfare

Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.