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  • Rajiv Nayan is Senior Research Associate at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    India-Pakistan Ceasefire Agreement and Defence Preparedness

    April 03, 2021

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan's article on India-Pakistan Ceasefire Agreement and Defence Preparedness has been published in Rashtriya Sahara (Hastkshep) on April 03, 2021.

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    The United Nations and Nuclear Issues

    Strategic Analysis, Volume 44, Issue 5 (2020)

    September 2020

    Paradoxes of South Asian Security

    December 22, 2020

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan's co-authored research article 'Paradoxes of South Asian Security' has been  published in the Scopus indexed Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Volume 8 Number 2 (November 2020)

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    COVID-19 and the New World Order in Making?

    May 04, 2020

    Senior Research Associate, MP-IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan’s article ‘COVID-19 and the New World Order in Making?’ has been published in Defence and Security Alert on May 04, 2020.

    The outbreak of the pandemic-COVID-19 has given an opportunity for many to predict the advent of a new world/global order. The people expressing their views come from all the ends of political and intellectual spectrums. As a result, a wide spectrum of opinion is reflected in the global media, especially its version, writes Dr. Nayan.

    COVID-19 and Nuclear Issues

    As the focus and priority of the international community in recent years have been on averting nuclear terrorism and nuclear accidents, the nuclear experience of synergising safety and security can be highly useful in combating threats like COVID-19.

    April 21, 2020

    India’s ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Doctrine

    The Defence Minister’s recent statement on ‘no first use’ basically underlines the fact that India’s current nuclear doctrine is working well.

    September 16, 2019

    Rebalancing Economic Inequality And Security

    August 05, 2019

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan’s article, titled ‘Rebalancing Economic Inequality and Security’ has been published in the special issue (The Continuing Menace of 50 years) of Defence and Security Alert, in August 2019.

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    Nuclear India and the Global Nuclear Order

    The 1998 nuclear tests conducted by India heralded yet another nuclear age. The instant response of a section of the international community was highly pessimistic. It foresaw regional instability, collapse of the global nuclear order and serious crisis in the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. As a result, overlooking India’s security imperatives, a number of countries reacted with hostility against the Indian nuclear tests. Even international organisations were mobilised against India.

    May 2018

    Guest Editor’s Introduction

    May 11, 2018, marks the twentieth anniversary of the Shakti-series of tests. In 1998, India conducted five nuclear tests on May 11 and 13. The government stated that in the five tests, advanced weapon designs had been tested. On May 11, declared as the National Technology Day, the three tested devices were of 45-kilotons thermonuclear, 15-kilotons fission and 0.2 sub-kiloton yields. On May 13, India continued the testing of nuclear devices. Both the tests were of the sub-kiloton yields—0.5 and 0.3. These tests heralded India as a nuclear weapon state.

    May 2018

    In the eye of the storm

    January 01, 2018

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on Indo-China border issue, titled ‘In the eye of the storm’ was published in The Tribune on January 1, 2018.

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