DURYODHANA and Karna held counsel as to who should be put in supreme
command of the forces.
"Well, every one of these princely warriors fighting on your side
is great enough to be put in charge of our forces as supreme commander," said Karna.
"All these kings are of equal prowess, strength, energy, skill,
courage, valour, ancestry and wisdom.
They cannot all be put in joint command and, if any of them be chosen,
each of the others would feel hurt and may not put forth his whole strength in the cause.
Thereby we stand to suffer. So, my advice is that we install
Dronacharya, the teacher of all these princes and warriors, as supreme commander.
He indeed is the greatest of all those that carry arms today. No
kshatriya equals him in the qualities required for leading our army. Let us therefore
Duryodhana agreed that this was the right thing to do, and so it was decided.