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A. Vinod Kumar

A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus

January 25, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr. A. Vinod Kumar's article titled "The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus" published in The Huffington Post .

Why Reactive Policymaking Is No Panacea for Delhi's Pollution

December 22, 2015

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on Delhi Government’s policy on pollution, titled ‘Why Reactive Policymaking Is No Panacea for Delhi's Pollution’ was published in the Huffington Post on December 22, 2015.

Pakistan Has to Be a Normal State to Qualify for a Nuclear Deal

October 23, 2015

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on the problem with striking a nuclear deal in Pakistan, titled ‘Pakistan Has to Be a Normal State to Qualify for a Nuclear Deal’, was published in ‘Fifteen Eightyfour’ a blog of Cambridge University Press, on October 23, 2015.

India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

July 21, 2015
India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

While the first watt of power from foreign-aided projects may take many years to come, the 10th anniversary coincides with major transformations in India’s indigenous nuclear energy programme.

Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

May 26, 2015
Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

The 2015 NPT RevCon ended on an expected dismaying note. The only positive outcome was its endorsement of the recent initiatives to project the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, though not adopting its underlying theme - a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty.

The discreet silence on the NPT

March 02, 2015
The discreet silence on the NPT

The collective silence of the guardians and the state-parties by no means signifies the NPT’s good health, especially when they continue to emphasise upon the slow pace of disarmament and enduring pressures on the non-proliferation regime.

Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

December 06, 2014
Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act has emerged as an appropriate template that could rekindle the nuclear energy sector while also safeguarding the public interest.

NYT editorial on India’s nuclear policy: A case of inaccurate portrayal and propaganda

July 07, 2014

The editorial also intrinsically marks the return of the ‘pro-Pakistan’ lobby in the US non-proliferation community, and the American media, which was culpable in encouraging the many indulgences of the Pakistani military and nuclear establishment for many decades and facilitating favourable non-proliferation policies for Pakistan to effectively pursue a clandestine nuclear programme with technological aid from Western companies.

India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - The Perennial Outlier

2014
India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - The Perennial Outlier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 978-11-0705-662-6
Price: Rs.895/-
The book describes India as a unique case of an outlier surviving outside the regime’s overarching system, as a nuclear-capable state with prolonged record of resistance (and selective adherence), but ending up seeking opportunities to engage with its normative structures. The ideological and policy shifts that had shaped India’s transformative journey from a perennial outlier to one seeking greater integration with the regime, though, also exemplifies the underlying strategic paradoxes and dogmatic incongruities. The book assesses how these dynamics will determine India’s role in global anti-proliferation and its status in the emerging global nuclear order.

Urenco is up for sale, is India interested?

November 13, 2013

If Chinese companies eventually end up bidding for Urenco, there is no reason why Indian companies should not do so. India can form a joint-venture with counterparts in Brazil, South Africa and, if needed, China (even Russia) using common interests envisioned through forums like the IBSA or BRICS to enter this race.

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