OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Indian Nuclear Deterrence: Its Evolution, Development and Implications for South Asian Security

ISBN : 9780195979039

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¥4,103
著者: 
Zafar Iqbal Cheema
ページ
500 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
165 x 246 mm
刊行日
2010年07月
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The significance of this study is that it establishes the fallacy of conventional perspectives on Indian nuclear deterrence-that the Indian nuclear programme entailed 'exclusively peaceful uses' during the Nehru era and the development of weapons capability was initiated by the government of Lal Bahadur Shastri after the first Chinese nuclear explosion in 1964. On the contrary, it provides incontrovertible documentary evidence that Dr Homi J. Bhabha formulated with Nehru's approval a nuclear weapons development strategy within the structural framework of the Indian civilian nuclear programme. Nehru was interested in a nuclear weapons capability for a 'deterrent in extremis'. The central premise of the study is that BJP government's decision to carry out the May 1998 nuclear tests was not an original one, but a step prefigured in a strategic continuum whose genesis dates back to the late 1950s. It suggests that the declaration of Indian nuclear deterrence after the May 1998 nuclear tests, the weaponization of Indian nuclear capability and the pronouncement of the Draft Nuclear Doctrine (DND) were not separate from earlier policies, but instead were part of that strategic continuum. The study analyses the dynamics of Indian nuclear deterrence, Indian nuclear doctrine and their implications for South Asian security. It is the first time that mostly primary archival, and documentary research material from diverse sources has been explored to write a book on this topic. It is more comprehensive than any other book on this subject in terms both of its timeframe (1947 until now) and of the issues covered-the evolution, development, dynamics and implications of Indian nuclear deterrence for South Asian Security. It is also the first book on the topic written from a Pakistani perspective.

目次: 

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
ABBREVIATIONS
1. Introduction
2. : The Nehru Era: Creating a Nuclear Weapons Option
3. Indian Nuclear Diplomacy: Protecting The Weapons Option
4. From Nuclear Option to a Weapons Capability (1964-1977)
5. Pakistan's Nuclear Policy and Its Input Into the Indian Nuclear Decision-Making
6. : Indian Nuclear Policy: 1977-1998: Expanding the Weapons Capability
7. Dynamics of The Indian Nuclear (Deterrent) Capability: An Evaluation
8. The Indian Nuclear Doctrine: An Analysis
9. Development of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia
10. Indian Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability in South Asia
11. : Summary
APPENDICES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

著者について: 

Zafar Iqbal Cheema has been Professor of Defence & Strategic Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad since 1994, and Meritorious Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences there since 2005.

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