STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

US–Soviet/Russian Dialogue on the Nuclear Weapons Programme of India

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  • May 2018
    Volume: 
    42
    Issue: 
    3
    Strategic Essay

    The history of the US–Soviet and US–Russian dialogues on the nuclear weapons programme of India can be divided into two major periods: First, from Pokhran I up to the end of the 1990s, when Moscow and Washington shared concerns regarding India’s nuclear programme, and even their bilateral disagreements in international affairs did not stop them from reaching a consensus on how to react to the 1974 nuclear test. Second, from late 1990s to 2000s, when the growing mistrust between Russia and the US made joint actions in response to Pokhran II almost impossible, despite shared non-proliferation goals.

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