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Nuclear and Arms Control: Publications

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.

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

September 21, 2016
Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

August 24, 2016
NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

The Roadmap for India’s Nuclear Security

September 2016

A watershed moment for nuclear security was reached when global leaders from more than 50 countries including India and other organisations met successively over six years (2010–2016) to develop an effective and sustainable plan for global nuclear security. At the end of six years, much has been accomplished to improve and upgrade nuclear security in several countries. Despite this perseverance, threats to nuclear security still remain undiminished, primarily because wrong people nursing a malicious agenda desire nuclear and radiological materials.

India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

July 06, 2016
India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

June 27, 2016
India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

Until the next plenary in Switzerland in 2017 or the interim meeting before the end of 2016, India should actively engage with all members and particularly with those who have expressed doubts or raised queries, including China.

Pakistan’s NSG Application

June 21, 2016
Pakistan’s NSG Application

There is no documentary evidence to substantiate the Pakistani claim that Pakistan had entered into any voluntary safeguards agreement with the IAEA in respect of KANUPP.

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