STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Iranian Nuclear Programme and Pakistan: Implications of the Linkages

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra was Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
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  • July 2004
    Volume: 
    28
    Issue: 
    3
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    Against all odds, Iran is pressing hard to prove its nuclear innocence and keeping its promises under the provisions of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The US is refusing to go along with Iran’s denials on violation of the NPT commitments. At the same time, the Bush Administration seems determined to stop the spread of nuclear weapons beyond Pakistan to other Muslim states. However, the facts emerging out of the probe into the A.Q. Khan episode and the international grey nuclear market indicate significant patterns of concealment and duplicity even by the NPT signatory states. This paper is an effort to analyse the implications of Pakistan’s linkages with the Iranian nuclear programme.

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