Anger Mars Reason - Nuclear Rationale Ignored
30 May, 1998 · 100
Lt. Gen. A. M. Vohra (Retd.) argues that with policies of minimal deterrence, stability in South Asia would be enhanced; Indian and Pakistani leaders should recognise this and refrain from making inflamatory statements
The nuclear and missile capabilities of
Minimal proliferation will continue in spite of the rigours of the NPT regime. A nuclear weapon-free world has therefore been a course advocated to safeguard the world against weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The debate on the CTBT dashed all hopes of universal nuclear disarmament. Tactfully, this is put across not as a difference in objective but rather of timing; it is proclaimed that nuclear weapons are needed for another fifty years or so. In these circumstances of legitimization of nuclear weapons, Indian Government’s tests are a step both to reassure itself and the people of its scientific cum technological capability. Tests by
At the time of this writing, news has just come of the tests carried out by
A nuclear weapon arms race is not an issue in
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