On the eve of the war of Kurukshetra. Krishna and the
Pandavas made plans for the war. On the other side, Bhishma discussed his
plans with Duryodhana.
On the day of the war, both the armies stood face to face in the field
of Kurukshetra. Both sides finalised the six codes of the war and pledged
to abide by it.
First, there would be no war at night, it would be suspended at sunset
daily; second, the fight would be fair; third, no unarmed soldier would be
attacked; fourth, no soldier who was accepted his defeat would be
attacked; fifth, the soldiers who would be carrying the war-material
would not be attacked; and finally, the camps where wounded soldiers
would be kept would not be attacked. The commanders of both the sides
encouraged their soldiers to fight till their
last breath. The soldiers were told that a warrior either returns
victorious or falls fighting.