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India in Nuclear Asia: Evolution of Regional Forces, Perceptions, and Policies
Yogesh Joshi and Frank O’Donnell
Price : ₹ 850.00  
ISBN : 9789352872855
Language : English
Pages : 264
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2018
Series : Strategic Studies
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

This book explores the unique development of India as a nuclear weapons state, since it conducted a series of nuclear tests in 1998. When India’s first nuclear doctrine was declared in 1999, revised in 2003, the Indian government portrayed an image of a responsible and restrained nuclear power. However, the contemporary picture of India in the nuclear field is beginning to differ from these initial expectations. What explains India’s evolving nuclear posture? How is this technological drive complicating the questions of regional and global security?

India in Nuclear Asia provides an overview of the Indian nuclear force as it stands in 2018; studies the implications that the nuclear postures of India’s two main adversaries, Pakistan and China, have on its nuclear strategy; and the formation of India’s nuclear doctrine and challenges it faces. The book also explores India’s relations with countries such as Iran, North Korea and Syria, and how these reveal India’s global non-proliferation policy approaches.

The authors discuss key nuclear concepts, and emphasise the need to combine reforms with greater public communication for nuclear management.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Tables


1: Indian Nuclear Force Development in 2018                                              

2: Pakistan’s Nuclear Thought and Posture:                                      
Implications for India

3: Chinese Nuclear Thought and Posture:                                                     
Implications for India

4: The Doctrinal Background: Nuclear Deterrence                                       
in Indian Strategic Thought, 1964-2003

5: New Challenges for Indian Nuclear Doctrine:                                          
The Doctrinal Debate, 2003-Present

6: Indian Nonproliferation Policy:                                                     
Approaches and Challenges in the Twenty-first Century


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Yogesh Joshi is a MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

Frank O’Donnell is a Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and a Nonresident Fellow in the Stimson Center South Asia Program.