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Ali Ahmed’s Work Published in ‘Foreign Policy Journal’

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  • February 22, 2012

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Mr Ali Ahmed’s analytical report titled ‘India-Pakistan: Missing NCBMs’, was published in the ‘Foreign Policy Journal’ on February 22, 2012.


    An Indian think tank reports (‘Indo-Pak Nuclear CBMs: The Road to Nowhere’) on one reason why India and Pakistan do not pursue nuclear confidence building measures (NCBMs) with any sense of purpose or a degree of urgency as being “the threat of a nuclear showdown is primarily an invention of the West, especially the US.”

    Is such a belief warranted? Does precedence of the nuclear level not having figured in the Kargil War and the ‘twin peaks crisis’ episodes suggest that the two states are rational enough to keep the nuclear overhang become a sword of Damocles?

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