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Nuclear and Arms Control


Nuclear science and technology have impinged upon global politics and security studies for decades. The IDSA has focused on the study of the political and strategic facets of nuclear science and technology since its inception and is known for providing a different perspective on global nuclear issues. The Institute has been in the forefront of shaping the debate on key nuclear issues in India and in the world at large.

The Center for Nuclear and Arms Control is dedicated to advance research on strategic nuclear issues. The Centre is engaged in projects that seek to provide answers to relevant policy questions relating to global nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and anti-proliferation, nuclear energy, global nuclear governance, regional nuclear dynamics, Arms Trade Treaty, the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions, among others. Through its outreach activities, the Centre has disseminated its research output in the strategic studies and policy communities effectively


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Post-Nuclear Security Summit Process: Continuing Challenges and Emerging Prospects

Post-Nuclear SecuritySummit Process: Continuing Challenges andEmerging Prospects

The Nuclear Security Summit process was an unprecedented event that achieved phenomenal success in drawing global attention to the danger of nuclear terrorism.

It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

December 05, 2016

Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

2017 Conference to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Time Ripe for a Stand-Alone Disarmament Instrument?

November 04, 2016

The First Committee vote is a culmination of a long-drawn campaign and marks a dramatic shift in the affairs of the non-proliferation regime.

The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

October 17, 2016
The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

The key to calling Pakistan’s nuclear bluff lies in ensuring that the Indian armed forces are prepared to meet the threat of use of tactical nuclear weapons.

India and the NSG Membership: What Lies Ahead

October 05, 2016
India and the NSG Membership: What Lies Ahead

India will have to make a judicious political decision on accepting any additional criteria that the NSG might come up with as a precondition for accepting its membership application.