STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Nuclear Weapons and War

Rajiv Nayan is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.
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  • May 2009
    Volume: 
    33
    Issue: 
    3
    Commentaries

    The November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that shook the world again had tangible links to the security and intelligence establishment of Pakistan. The emergent situation is forcing the policy-making community to take appropriate action so that the culprits are brought to justice and the elements sponsoring the terror attacks in India are adequately deterred. Several options were being exercised and explored for the purpose. As the Pakistani Government is undertaking only cosmetic and deceptive steps to ward off international pressure, the world and India appear far from convinced. Quite obviously, this puts pressure on the Indian strategic and policy-making communities to consider the option of war.

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