Nuclear India into the New Millennium

Nuclear India into the New Millennium

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Author: Anindyo J Majumdar
Publisher: Lancer's Books
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 344
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170950791


This volume collects essays that are not only confined to the debate over the strategic aspects of Pokhran II explosions, but also covers socio-political variables, and political economy of the bomb.

Nuclear weapons have com to stay in South Asia heralding perhaps the advent of the second nuclear age. The trends of regional and international responses to the May 1998 nuclear tests and consequent diplomatic maneuvering and changing perceptions shape the patterns of conflict and cooperation in South Asia.

As India opts for overt nuclearisation - her relations with her neighbors and he major powers acquire new dimensions. Given the political realities, total nuclear disarmament seems almost impossible and nuclear weaponisation continue to remain a subject of intense debate because of its inherent jeopardous ramifications.

Today, nuclear India faces an unsure, if not entirely hostile world and a domestic environment where the evolved consensus on keeping the nuclear option open has been replaced by a sharp division between the pro and anti-nuclear groups. Since the Pokharn II tests live debate is ranging through that has not softened even after the first couple of years.

This volume collets essays that re not only to he debate over the strategic aspects of Pokhran II explosions. The socio-political variables, political economy of the bomb, reactions to the nuclear tests, evolving foreign relations and consequent developments including the Kargil experience have been explored within a wider perspective of an India that enters a new millennium.


The Contributors



Building the Bomb

From Pokhran to Ras Koh Technical, Strategic and Political Implications

The Great Indian Nuclear Debate

Deterrence, Security and Cooperation in Nuclearised South Asia: Situating Two Theoretical Debates

Nuclear Weapons States and No-First-Use

Strategic Days: Arms Control Predicaments for Nuclear India

Pokhran II: A Socio-Political Overview

The Political Economy of Nuclear Bomb in the Subcontinent


Managing the Political Fall-Out: India’s Post –Pakhran Diplomacy

Pakistan Factor in Sino-Indian Ties: From Pokhran to Kargil

Nuclear Deterrence and Indo-Pak Relationship

Burdens of Asymmetry in a Nuclearised South Asia:
How Safe are the Small Neighbours?

India goes nuclear: Responses of Southeast Asia and Japan

Of Vital Interests, Pokhran II and Indo-US Relations

Russian Foreign Policy and India’s Response after Pokhran II

Pokhran II, Nuclear Non-Proliferatin and South Asia:
The European Response