G. Balachandran

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  • Dr. G. Balachandran is Consulting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

    An evaluation of the non-negotiable elements of the CISMOA Boilerplate agreement does not show any element that will have any unavoidable security risks for India.

    September 14, 2018

    Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia? – An Analysis

    Ever since India and Pakistan conducted their nuclear tests in 1998, it has been the favourite pastime of many analysts writing on nuclear issues to cast the strategic stability in South Asia in dark tones. This urban myth is primarily a Western invention although at times writers in the subcontinent as well have taken some part in it.

    May 2018

    Implications of CAATSA for India’s Defence Relations with Russia and America

    While the provisions of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) are unlikely to be imposed on India anytime soon, it is nonetheless likely to prove a dampener on an otherwise booming defence relationship between India and the United States.

    April 26, 2018

    Time is ripe to start bilateral talks between the US and North Korea

    The time is opportune now for the international community to press for the start of bilateral discussions between the US and North Korea leading to the full participation of the UNSC in the final negotiations.

    December 20, 2017

    The Contours of a Negotiated Nuclear-Missile Deal with North Korea

    Removing the Kim regime’s fears about regime change and reducing the insecurity caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests to the US and its allies are the essentials that must be addressed in a UN-led multinational dialogue to forge a negotiated settlement.

    December 12, 2017

    A Forecast of the Modi-Trump Meeting

    No new initiative likely on strategic cooperation front, and complaints on H1B visa issue unlikely to fall on receptive ears since available data does not support the current Indian urban myth.

    June 22, 2017

    Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

    The formal inclusion of the Munitions List within the SCOMET framework explicitly brings the defence industry under the purview of India’s global commitment to non-proliferation.

    June 08, 2017

    Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

    India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

    March 27, 2017

    India and the NSG Membership: What Lies Ahead

    India will have to make a judicious political decision on accepting any additional criteria that the NSG might come up with as a precondition for accepting its membership application.

    October 05, 2016

    India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

    India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

    Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

    July 06, 2016

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