G. Balachandran

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  • Dr. G. Balachandran is Consulting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    A Forecast of the Modi-Trump Meeting

    No new initiative likely on strategic cooperation front, and complaints on H1B visa issue unlikely to fall on receptive ears since available data does not support the current Indian urban myth.

    June 22, 2017

    Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

    The formal inclusion of the Munitions List within the SCOMET framework explicitly brings the defence industry under the purview of India’s global commitment to non-proliferation.

    June 08, 2017

    Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

    India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

    March 27, 2017

    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.

    October 05, 2016

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

    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.

    July 06, 2016

    Membership Expansion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group

    Membership Expansion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group

    The outcome of the NSG plenary in Seoul is most likely to be the admission of India to the NSG, denial or postponement of a decision on Pakistan’s application, but deferment of both announcements to a later date.

    June 22, 2016

    Pakistan’s NSG Application

    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.

    June 21, 2016

    How Pakistan Gains From the Cancelled NSA-Level Talks

    How Pakistan Gains From the Cancelled NSA-Level Talks

    It was not in Pakistan’s interest that the NSA meeting should take place. It is to their credit that they managed to do that by waving a red flag at the Indians through their first briefing on the planned NSA talks by mentioning their invitation to the Hurriyat leaders for a meeting in Delhi prior to the NSA talks.

    August 28, 2015

    Why India should apply for NSG membership?

    Why India should apply for NSG membership?

    An Indian application for NSG membership should face less resistance than what china had faced. Such an option is certainly worth an attempt instead of waiting indefinitely for the NSG PGs to arrive at a consensus on inviting India.

    July 20, 2015

    Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

    Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

    This Issue Brief looks back at the implementation of the JPOA and examines the extent to which the recent framework (JCPOA) agreed upon at Lausanne adheres to the letter and spirit of the JPOA, specifically as it relates to the pledge to treat the Iranian nuclear programme “as that of any non-nuclear state party to the NPT”.

    April 23, 2015

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