Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Pak's Nuclear 'Normality' through External Deals: Chasing a Chimera
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Feb, 2016 · 4992
Several recent writings have recommended how Pakistan could and should be accommodated into the nuclear mainstream. Mark Fitzpatrick, a non-proliferation analyst at the IISS, London, had advocated this through his Adelphi paper entitled &ld ...
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year
Manpreet Sethi · 18 Jan, 2016 · 4962
Ever since the power and potential of nuclear energy first entered human consciousness and inter-state relations, nuclear issues have always remained at the centre stage. Expansion of peaceful uses of nuclear energy and risks of nuclear w ...
India-Russia Nuclear Vision Statement: See that it Delivers
Manpreet Sethi · 15 Dec, 2014 · 4775
As expected, Russian President Valdimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi covered all the usual areas of cooperation during the former’s visit to New Delhi on 11 December, 2014. Russia has been India’ close partner ...
Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route
Manpreet Sethi · 17 Nov, 2014 · 4738
The tenacity of nuclear weapons to continue to exist is evident. At the end of the Cold War, many wrote obituaries claiming that these weapons would soon be the “detritus of the Cold War.” Nothing however, could have been furthe ...
Nasr: Dangers of Pakistan's Short Range Ballistic Missile
Manpreet Sethi · 20 Oct, 2014 · 4701
In April 2011, Pakistan tested a 60 km very short-range ballistic missile called Nasr and claimed it to be nuclear capable. This has since been publicised as the tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) meant to deter India from mounting a conventiona ...
Uranium and Nuclear Power: Three Indian Stories
Manpreet Sethi · 15 Sep, 2014 · 4660
In one of his short stories entitled "Higher Mathematics", written during the period 1935-1950, R K Narayanan had jocularly written "Any news that mentions the atom becomes suspect these days". Nothing much has changed ...
A Strategic Review for India
Manpreet Sethi · 18 Aug, 2014 · 4607
All major nuclear weapon states periodically issue official statements in the form of a Review or a White Paper to provide a peep into their threat assessments and response priorities. The US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is well known. Ru ...
Indian Ratification of the Additional Protocol: Mischievous Reports Miss its Significance
Manpreet Sethi · 21 Jul, 2014 · 4568
On 26-27 June 2014, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) held its plenary meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The discussion on India’s membership was reportedly on the agenda. Meanwhile, on 23 June, India announced its decision ...
Time for India-China Nuclear-speak
Manpreet Sethi · 16 Jun, 2014 · 4513
It is significant that the first international call that Narendra Modi received soon after taking oath as Prime Minister was from Premier Li Keqiang of China. This has been quickly followed up with the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister, ...
India and No First Use: Preventing Deterrence Breakdown
Manpreet Sethi · 21 Apr, 2014 · 4393
Several recent writings, including in the context of a possible revision of the Indian nuclear doctrine as mentioned in the BJP manifesto, have mentioned the need for a reconsideration of the no first use (NFU) principle. Many argue that ...