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P. R. Chari says that before India proceeds ahead to weaponization, the direct and indirect costs involved need adding up.
Naturally, the direct costs of a nuclear weaponization programme would depend on the type of nuclear force to be deployed. That would depend on the nuclear threats needing to be deterred.
The indirect cost of the sanctions is another dimension of this problem.
But the BJP establishment has taken heart from the discordant voices emerging from the developed countries, especially after the recent G-8 meeting in
At this stage we have an unfolding situation. It is difficult to estimate the total impact of sanctions and their hidden costs. Like the increase in risk premia that foreign banks might charge on loans for operating in
For its part, the
This exercise must configure
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