· Rand Corp opines that
· To circumvent this shortage,
· Technical experts and nuclear strategists are of the view that the Indian Thermo Nuclear Explosion of May 1997 was perhaps a U233 device that did not reach the second stage.
· These production reactors are outside the ambit of US-Indo Nuclear Treaty and therefore exert a reflex pressure on Pakistani stockpiles.
· Like NATO,
· Indian Nuclear Doctrine indicates a
· So far Indian nuclear capability cannot credibly apply the same against
· The nuclear threshold has been driven down not so much by
· The lowering of thresholds of capability and credibility is in inverse proportion to the rising and effective Compellence Diplomacy by both
· Indo-US Nuclear Treaty ambiguously extends the US Nuclear Umbrella to
· As in Kargil inasmuch as
· As suggested by Gen Kidwai’s recent interviews to New York Times and other chatter picked up by Landau Network of Italy,
· Fear of becoming vulnerable to a first strike (and/or a desire to attain first-strike capability) gives technology a central role in deterrence, and tends to fuel a high-intensity qualitative arms race.