STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Indian Nuclear Policy—1964–98 (A Personal Recollection)

K. Subrahmanyam was Director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses from 1969 to 1975 and from 1980 to 1987.
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  • May 2018
    Volume: 
    42
    Issue: 
    3
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    This is a personal recollection of the author on the evolution of the Indian nuclear policy and developments leading to the Shakti tests. Since it draws solely upon the author’s memory there could be errors and discrepancies in the account. This has been written in an effort to present a coherent and comprehensive account of the Indian nuclear policy, since, in the absence of an authoritative official document, there are considerable dissensions and misperceptions in the country. This narrative cannot do justice to the subject but is intended to bring pressure on the government to publish an official account. In our democratic set-up, the Parliament and the people are entitled to it.

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