India: nuclear weapons and international politics

by Raghavendra Laxmanarao Mutalik Patil

Publisher: National [Pub. House in Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 338 Downloads: 178
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  • India
  • Subjects:

    • Nuclear weapons.,
    • World politics -- 1965-1975.,
    • India -- Military policy.
    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] R. L. M. Patil.
      LC ClassificationsUA840 .P2914
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 338 p.
      Number of Pages338
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4386015M
      LC Control Number78904221

The book begins with an analysis of the factors that led to India's decision to cross the nuclear threshold in , with Pakistan close behind: factors such as the broad political support for a nuclear weapons program within India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the intense rivalry between the two countries, the normative and prestige.   Her research examines issues of identity and status in nuclear politics. Her current book project explores the distinction between nuclear and non-nuclear states as it is constructed and used by the nuclear programs of Israel, India, and Iran. Image: Stefan Krasowski.   India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), and in the nearly 50 years since the NPT’s inception, New Delhi has maintained one consistent objection: the . This books deals comprehensively with the evolution of Indian nuclear weapons strategy, policy and posture. The first half of the book constitutes a substantial revisionist history in the main tracing the country's strategic ethos and culture to the Hindu machatpolitik of Vedic India dispassionately deconstructing Mahatma Gandhi's doctrine of non-violence, which was more a political tool to.

theoretical discussions of international politics. As regards India, the last six decades have witnessed a transformation in India’s nuclear identity, from an unrecognized nuclear weapon state in to a target of international sanctions since then and particularly after the tests, and then to a de.   Looking at the Arms Control Association (ACA) fact sheet for nuclear weapons, we can analyze which of the nations has the stronger nuclear arsenal. According to ACA estimates, Pakistan in fact has a higher number of nuclear warheads than India. Experts believe that Pakistan has nuclear warheads, while India has Nuclear Weapons, International Law and the World Court: A Historic Encounter. Richard Falk. Engaging India, Israel and Pakistan in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime. Jenny Nielsen. a comprehensive understanding of nuclear politics is critical. This four-volume reference work not only provides that broad overview, but also notably. The book will be of His books include Contexts of International Politics (Cambridge University Press, ), International Norms and Decision Pokhran and After: India’s Nuclear Weapons Capability (), India: Fifty Years of Democracy and Development, with Y.K. Malik (eds.).

weapons, and domestic politics. The nuclear programs are popular within each country and are protected by strong institutional and domestic political constituencies. In view of these factors, international pressure over a period of decades has had little direct impact on the attitudes of India and Pakistan concerning nuclear weapons.5File Size: KB.   It has helped India secure crucial international deals, such the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) waiver as part of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal in More recently, India signed a nuclear.   Rationale for the non-use of nuclear weapons capabilities are greatly debated among international relations theorists, and require thorough analysis of the complex roots of the state system. On one side of the debate, structural realists (or “neorealists”) would explain this non-use as natural to the study of “power politics.”.

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"George Perkovich's book is one I wish I had written. India's Nuclear Bomb appears at a critical moment in global nuclear history, and it will have an important impact on the current policy debate in the United States, India, and Pakistan, as well as on the future histories of Indian politics and international security policy.".

India: nuclear weapons and international politics. Delhi, National [Pub. House, ] (OCoLC) Online version: Patil, Raghavendra Laxmanarao Mutalik, India: nuclear weapons and international politics.

Delhi, National [Pub. House, ] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Raghavendra Laxmanarao Mutalik. India's Nuclear Bomb appears at a critical moment in global nuclear history, and it will have an important impact on the current policy debate in the United States, India, and Pakistan, as well as on the future histories of Indian politics and international security policy." —Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC/5(2).

"George Perkovich's book is one I wish I had written. India's Nuclear Bomb appears at a critical moment in global nuclear history, and it will have an important impact on the current policy debate in the United States, India, and Pakistan, as well as on the future histories of /5(6).

"Karnad (Center for Policy Research, India) presents a detailed account of the evolution of India's nuclear policy since the country's independence This is an informative study by one of the country's foremost strategic thinkers and is a must-read book for anyone interested in understanding this complex by:   Many authors—Indian and non-Indian—have told parts of the story of India’s emergence as a nuclear weapons state, but none have done so as.

This chapter discusses key concerns in the literature on nuclear weapons produced outside India and analyses the history of India’s nuclear policy. It suggests that while Indian scholarship has made significant contributions, it has been focused mainly in South Asia and remains limited to contemporary policy analysis without much effort at generating or testing international relations theory.

Andrew Futter is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy (), and has published widely on nuclear strategy, nuclear proliferation and contemporary nuclear challenges.

Nuclear Weapons Policy, and he was a principal adviser to the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, a joint initiative of the governments of Japan and Australia.

Perkovich is the author of the prizewinning book, India’s Nuclear Bomb (University of California Press, ), which Foreign Affairs called “anFile Size: KB. This is a great book for learning about the India-Pakistan conflict as well as nuclear deterrence theory.

Šumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, both first-class strategists, examine the effects of nuclear weapons on the rivalry between Islamabad and New Delhi and reach carefully reasoned yet opposing conclusions. 'This fascinating book is, I believe intentionally, more provocative than merely persuasive, more skeptical than most among us are.

It looks at the history of international negotiation, both explicit and by maneuver, in the presence of nuclear weapons and concludes that disparities in nuclear armaments - including zero on one side - make much less difference than they are given credit by: India's test of a nuclear device in was more of a physics experiment than a workable bomb design, and India's nuclear enclave was chafing at the bit.

If ever there was a juncture to break free of New Delhi's decades-long ambivalence regarding nuclear weapons, it was, paradoxically, at a time of progress to prevent proliferation and to end.

The Case for India's Nuclear Weapons. a hostile international nuclear regime, domestic politics, and the country’s promising economic trajectory. Of the two primary external impulses, Keck. The following is a list of states that have admitted the possession of nuclear weapons or are presumed to possess them, the approximate number of warheads under their control, and the year they tested their first weapon and their force configuration.

This list is informally known in global politics as the "Nuclear Club". With the exception of Russia and the United States (which have subjected. An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics.

Unlike other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how they are employed by India and Pakistan in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic.

This book examines three different countries, Iran, North Korea, and Iran, and their deviance from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

It looks at the global world order and stigmatization politics and how these countries deviation affects IR theory and security studies. This new volume explores what the acquisition of nuclear weapons means for the life of a protracted book argues that the significance of the possession of nuclear weapons in conflict resolution has been previously overlooked.

Saira Khan argues that the acquisition of nuclear weapons by states keeps conflicts alive indefinitely, asCited by: 6.

Nuclear politics is full of paradoxes, making it an intriguing subject. On the one hand, nuclear weapons are the world’s most destructive weapons. They are the ultimate weapon and the great equalizer — even if a state loses a conventional war, if it is nuclear armed, then it can protect its core interests and safeguard its regime.

The strategy is to meet India's rapid deployment forces with a series of limited nuclear strikes against concentrations of troops and armor and then rely on international pressure to constrain. "Kashmir & Nuclear War" As situation along the Line of Control, the border that separates the two parts of the disputed Kashmir region, continues to be tense, there is every likelihood of its escalating into a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan--a war that may assume nuclear shape.

The book Call From Chagai & Pokhran: New Nuclear Order. is written to persuade the international. The book warns that if the growth of warhead totals and missile accuracy presages moves by Beijing and New Delhi toward warfighting strategies of deterrence, then the second nuclear age will become far more dangerous and prospects for reducing the salience of nuclear weapons on international affairs will be undermined.

Pakistan is one of nine states to possess nuclear an began development of nuclear weapons in January under Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who delegated the program to the Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Munir Ahmad Khan with a commitment to having the bomb ready by the end of Since PAEC, consisting of over twenty laboratories and First nuclear weapon test: 28 May (Chagai-I).

'The book is factual, lucid and comprehensive It is a book that outlines clearly the nuclear weapons policy options for India, which from the outset were its claims.'. NEW DELHI: There has been no change in India's nuclear doctrine, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is committed to maintaining credible minimum deterrence and the policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons. "There has been no change in India's nuclear.

The containment and prevention of nuclear proliferation, especially in Asia, continues to be a grave concern for the international community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of nuclear arsenals, nuclear ambitions and nuclear threats across different parts of : Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani, Ariabarzan Mohammadi.

Global Politics: Issues and this book will be an invaluable resource to the UG and PG students of Political Science and International Relations as well as UGC–NET and civil services aspirants.

Covering a wide range of current topics such as nuclear weapons proliferation, global terrorism, environmental politics, human security and poverty.

The book opens with a section explaining its theory of conflict transformation with nuclear weapons, before testing this against the case study of the India--Pakistan protracted conflict in South Asia.

This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, IR and Asian politics and security. India News: India tested its nuclear-capable K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), designed to have a strike range of 3, km, from an undersea platfo.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the mysterious story of Pakistan's attempt to develop nuclear weapons in the face of severe odds. Hassan Abbas profiles the politicians and scientists involved, and the role of China and Saudi Arabia in supporting Pakistan's nuclear infrastructure.

Abbas also unravels the motivations behind the Pakistani nuclear physicist Dr A.Q. The book is successful in raising critical issues concerning India’s nuclear future. Without putting one to boredom, the book comprehensively details out every important aspect that India needs.

The Road to Pokharan Shivaji Sondhi “India’s Nuclear Bomb” by George R. Perkovich III, University of California Press, Berkeley (), to be published in India by Oxford University Press.

Pakistan, it has been famously remarked, although not by General Musharraf, is an army in possession of a state.This book is presented in an academic debate style. Waltz beings with a discussion of why the spread of nuclear weapons is not detremental to world peace.

Sagan counters, after which both comment on the recent spread of nuclear weapons to both India and Pakistan/5(5). Pakistan News: Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence.