अस्माकं तु विशिष्टा ये तान्निबोध द्विजोत्तम।
नायका मम सैन्यस्य संज्ञार्थं तान्ब्रवीमि ते।।1.7।।
।।1.7।।हे द्विजोत्तम हमारे पक्ष में भी जो विशिष्ट योद्धागण हैं उनको आप जान लीजिये आपकी जानकारी के लिये अपनी सेना के नायकों के नाम मैं आपको बताता हूँ।
It could be postulated that if Duryodhana truly believes that the army of the Pandavas is invincible then why is he so persistent to fight with them, rather he should make peace and agree to a truce. Even possessing a doubt in his mind Duryodhana dauntlessly states to the contrary. With the use of particle tu inferring contrariness he is affirming his superiority over the Pandava army due to the fact that Drona the instructor of the leaders of both armies in the art of archery and the master of the science of weaponry is in his army fighting against the Pandavas, so under his protection how can their be any question of their army being invincible. You may now hear about the excellence of our warriors, exalted in knowledge, valorous, who have our fullest confidence as they are fighting for us of their own free will. I shall name for you those excellent warriors so you will know who they are and so that you will understand our position. The word dvijottama meaning best of the twice born, Brahmans, this being stated indicates a concealed meaning implying that if Dronacaraya will not fight then he is merely a Brahman who is only interested in eating the fine food served at the palace of Duryodhana.