STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

The US–India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics by Harsh V. Pant

Volume: 
36
Issue: 
2
Book Review
March 2012

The Indo-US nuclear deal not only opened the gates of international nuclear trade for India, but it also showed that India was ready to take its rightful place among the comity of nations as an emerging power. For three long years from 2005 to 2008, the world's strongest and largest democracies were involved in intense diplomatic parleys. At stake in these negotiations was not only the normative order in the form of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT), but also the very existence of the ruling political dispensation in India.