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  • Rajiv Nayan

    Senior Research Associate
    Email: 
    rajivnayan@hotmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Joined IDSA

    May 1993

    Expertise

    Weapons of Mass Destruction; Arms Control; Non-proliferation; Export Control.

    Education

    PhD, Disarmament Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    Current Project

    1. Changing Global Politics of Export Control
    2. Global Nuclear Governance and India

    Background

    Dr Rajiv Nayan is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He has been working with the Institute since 1993, where he specializes in export control, non-proliferation, and arms control. Rajiv was a Visiting Research Fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, where he published his monograph- Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia. He was also a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Philosophy in Disarmament Studies and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In his doctoral dissertation, he studied implications of the Missile Technology Control Regime for Indian security and economy. He has published his papers in academic journals, and as chapters of books. He has contributed articles to numerous newspapers. He is a member of the governing council of the International Export Controls Association, hosted by University of Georgia in Washington, DC, and a member of the Export Controls Experts Group and Multilateral security governance in Northeast Asia/North Pacific of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is also on the Executive Council of the Indian Pugwash Society. He is an Indian partner of Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) which is a Washington-based group of Non-Governmental Organisations active on nuclear security. He was a Member, Regional Network of Strategic Studies Centers Weapons of Mass Destruction/Border Security Working Group.

    Select Publications

    • Export Controls and India, CSSS Occasional Papers 1/2013, King's Colloge, London.
    • Limited Wars in South Asia: Against the Nuclear Backdrop, Defence and Security Alert, January 2012
    • "The Relevance of Sanctions in the Contemporary International System: An Indian Perspective," in Greg Mills & Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, eds., New Tools for Reform and Stability? Sanctions, Conditionalities and Conflict Resolution (SAAIA, 2004).
    • "India and the Missile Technology Control Regime," in Amitabh Mattoo, ed., India's Nuclear Deterrent: Pokhran and Beyond (Har-Anand Publishers, New Delhi, 1998).
    • Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia, Occasional Paper 32 (Japan Institute of International Affairs, March 2005).
    • "Trends of the Missile Technology Control Regime," Strategic Analysis, September 1998.
    • "Chemical Weapons Convention: The Challenges Ahead," Strategic Analysis, March 1998.

    Other publications

    Select Publications

    • The 1998 nuclear tests conducted by India heralded yet another nuclear age. The instant response of a section of the international community was highly pessimistic. It foresaw regional instability, collapse of the global nuclear order and serious crisis in the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. As a result, overlooking India’s security imperatives, a number of countries reacted with hostility against the Indian nuclear tests. Even international organisations were mobilised against India.

      Strategic Analysis
    • May 11, 2018, marks the twentieth anniversary of the Shakti-series of tests. In 1998, India conducted five nuclear tests on May 11 and 13. The government stated that in the five tests, advanced weapon designs had been tested. On May 11, declared as the National Technology Day, the three tested devices were of 45-kilotons thermonuclear, 15-kilotons fission and 0.2 sub-kiloton yields. On May 13, India continued the testing of nuclear devices. Both the tests were of the sub-kiloton yields—0.5 and 0.3. These tests heralded India as a nuclear weapon state.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on Indo-China border issue, titled ‘In the eye of the storm’ was published in The Tribune on January 1, 2018.

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      January 01, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan's article on Syrian Chemical Attack, titled ‘Syrian attack: Chemical Crisis to Humanity’, was published in the in the March 19-26, 2017 issue of ‘Organiser’.

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      March 26, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan's article, ‘Comprehensive Review of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540’ appeared in the 1540 Compass, issue 11, Winter 2016, published by Center for International Trade & Security, University of Georgia and the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs.

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      January 05, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal, titled, ‘Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal: Despite the anti-nuclear test stance, it's a win-win for all’ was published by Firstpost on November 12, 2016.

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      November 12, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan and Ms Alisha Anand co-authored an article, titled ‘India's Role in Global Nuclear Security Governance’, published in ‘The Sunday Pioneer’ on April 10, 2016.

      April 10, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on the final nuclear summit, titled ‘After the 'final' Nuclear Security Summit, international community must review all other mechanisms’ was published in the Firstpost on April 7, 2016.

      April 07, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on uranium mine in Jharkhand, titled ‘Ground report: Don’t buy the propaganda about India’s uranium mine in Jharkhand; it is not poisoning rivers’ was published in First Post on January 10, 2016.

      January 10, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on the North Korean hydrogen bomb test, titled ‘The secret nuclear network that runs past India’s borders and feeds North Korea’s bomb programme’ was published in F.India on January 7, 2016.

      January 07, 2016
      IDSA News
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