Rajiv Nayan

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

    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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    Syrian attack: Chemical Crisis to Humanity

    March 26, 2017

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan's article on Syrian Chemical Attack, titled ‘Syrian attack: Chemical Crisis to Humanity’, was published in the in the March 19-26, 2017 issue of ‘Organiser’.

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    Comprehensive Review of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540

    January 05, 2017

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan's article, ‘Comprehensive Review of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540’ appeared in the 1540 Compass, issue 11, Winter 2016, published by Center for International Trade & Security, University of Georgia and the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs.

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    Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal: Despite the anti-nuclear test stance, it's a win-win for all

    November 12, 2016

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal, titled, ‘Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal: Despite the anti-nuclear test stance, it's a win-win for all’ was published by Firstpost on November 12, 2016.

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    India's Role in Global Nuclear Security Governance

    April 10, 2016

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan and Ms Alisha Anand co-authored an article, titled ‘India's Role in Global Nuclear Security Governance’, published in ‘The Sunday Pioneer’ on April 10, 2016.

    After the 'final' Nuclear Security Summit, international community must review all other mechanisms

    April 07, 2016

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on the final nuclear summit, titled ‘After the 'final' Nuclear Security Summit, international community must review all other mechanisms’ was published in the Firstpost on April 7, 2016.

    Ground report: Don’t buy the propaganda about India’s uranium mine in Jharkhand; it is not poisoning rivers

    January 10, 2016

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on uranium mine in Jharkhand, titled ‘Ground report: Don’t buy the propaganda about India’s uranium mine in Jharkhand; it is not poisoning rivers’ was published in First Post on January 10, 2016.

    The secret nuclear network that runs past India’s borders and feeds North Korea’s bomb programme

    January 07, 2016

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on the North Korean hydrogen bomb test, titled ‘The secret nuclear network that runs past India’s borders and feeds North Korea’s bomb programme’ was published in F.India on January 7, 2016.

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