STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

India’s Deterrence and Disarmament: The Impact of Pokhran-II

Amb. Jayant Prasad was Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile[+]
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  • May 2018
    Volume: 
    42
    Issue: 
    3
    Strategic Essay

    After the nuclear weapons tests of May 11, 1998, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made a matter-of-fact statement:

    “I have an announcement to make: today at 3:45 p.m., India conducted three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran range…. These were contained explosions like the experiment conducted in May 1974….”

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