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India"s nuclear doctrine

V. N. Khanna

India"s nuclear doctrine

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Published by Samskriti in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear weapons -- India.,
    • India -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementV.N. Khanna ; foreword by M.G.K. Menon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA840 .K436 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 325 p. ;
      Number of Pages325
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL167836M
      ISBN 108187374020
      LC Control Number99945006

      India’s Nuclear Doctrine: A Case of Strategic Dissonance or Deliberate Ambiguity IPRI JOURNAL Summer 29 Impact of Drivers on the Nuclear Doctrine Nuclear weapons (NWs) remain a potent equaliser, especially for countries entangled in an asymmetric military equilibrium, and faced with an existential threat from their adversaries.


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India"s nuclear doctrine by V. N. Khanna Download PDF EPUB FB2

The recent omission of the word “minimum” from the nuclear posture, could be a clear indication of such a shift, as this document is the official doctrine of the Indian military. In his book he indicates that India’s threat of massive retaliation need not involve nuclear strikes against enemy’s urban centres (i.e counter-value or CV strikes).

Instead, India’s massive response could take the form of targeting enemy’s nuclear arsenal (i.e counter-force, or CF strikes). Indias nuclear doctrine book Manufacturing a nuclear weapon does not, as a senior Indian Minister in claimed, create credible deterrence. Deterrence is entirely a matter of perceptions, a.

Highlights of the doctrine. Building and maintaining a credible minimum deterrent. A posture of “No First Use” nuclear weapons will only be used in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian territory or on Indian forces anywhere. Nuclear retaliation to a first strike will be massive and designed to inflict unacceptable damage.

The draft nuclear doctrine, while generally following the policy guidelines enunciated by the Prime Minister in Parliament, fleshed out his pronouncements and "provides a broad framework for the development, deployment and employment of India's nuclear forces."15 The draft paper proposes that India should establish a credible, minimum nuclear.

India's first nuclear doctrine was declared in after the nuclear tests in ; it was revised in "Twenty years after India became a nuclear weapons state, its.

IPCS Discussion | Afghanistan and the US-Taliban Agreement: Legal, Political, Security and Operational Implications Rana Banerji, Amb (Retd) Amar Sinha, and Fawad Poya. For India, nuclear deterrence is defensive and a means to secure its sovereignty and security.

Its strategy of assured retaliation, combined with “no first use,” provides adequate guarantee Author: Jayant Prasad.

"Karnad (Center for Policy Research, India) presents a detailed account of the evolution of India's nuclear policy since the country's independence This is an informative study by one of the country's foremost strategic thinkers and is a must-read book for anyone interested in understanding this complex by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Khanna, V.N.

India's nuclear doctrine. New Delhi: Samskriti, © (OCoLC) Online version: Khanna, V.N. Sharpening the Arsenal: India's Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy reviews the evolution and the present status of India's nuclear doctrine, takes stock of the developments in the force structure, and looks briefly at China and Pakistan's nuclear stockpiles and delivery systems.

Three chapters of the book are based on the destablising impact of. NEW DELHI: There has been no change in India's nuclear doctrine, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is committed to maintaining credible minimum deterrence and the policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons.

"There has been no change in India's nuclear. triad of nuclear forces. DRAFTING THE NUCLEAR DOCTRINE The origins of India’s nuclear doctrine can be traced to the BJP’s election manifesto, issued before the March general elections, which first brought the BJP into power for a brief day period.

It promised that the BJP, if elected, would establish a National Security Council toCited by: 8. Discussion includes why India resumed testing after a gap of 24 years, political and economic consequences, India's nuclear doctrine and its technological capability, India's relationship with the US, factors driving the Pakistani nuclear policy, and arms control 5/5(1).

Full Revision on History of Modern India (Part 23 to 33) [UPSC CSE Prelims / Hindi] IAS Let's Crack UPSC CSE Hindi watching Live now. India has possessed Nuclear Weapons.

The first nuclear test was carried out inunder the operation named "Smiling Buddha". Download India's Nuclear. “Credible minimum deterrence” is the cornerstone of India’s nuclear doctrine. It, used in conjunction with the concepts of “No First Use” (NFU) and “Non Use” against non nuclear weapon states, clearly indicates that India envisages its nuclear weapons as only a deterrent and not as a.

A central tenet of India’s nuclear doctrine is No First Use. India’s is therefore a doctrine of ‘assured retaliation’. The popular understanding of India’s nuclear doctrine is that the promised ‘assured retaliation’ would be a punitive response of ‘massive’ proportions.

A nuclear doctrine states how a nuclear weapon state would employ its nuclear weapons both during peace and war. By communicating to the enemy its stated intentions and resolve, nuclear doctrines help states to establish deterrence vis-à-vis its adversary during peace and once deterrence fails, guides the state’s response during war.

India’s nuclear doctrine is permissive of two interpretations.4 Clarity is required since ‘transparency’ and ‘communication’ are attributes of credible deterrence. A ‘flexible’ punitive retaliatory doctrine is recommended. This is feasible in light of nuclear developments since the doctrine was promulgated over half a decade ago.

A Risk to India’s Nuclear Doctrine. Among the more troubling proposals in the party’s election manifesto is one to “revise and update” the country’s nuclear doctrine. Sunjdarji doctrine as its called found its way to the nuclear doctrine released by India in I quote a few excerpts from the Indian nuclear doctrine.

OBJECTIVES *Protecting the Indian state, from the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons by any state or entity, is the raison d’être of India’s nuclear deterrent. Hello Friends, I hope that my ans helps answer your query:) InIndia’s first Nuclear test was conducted at Pokhran (it was code named Smiling Buddha).

India said that it was just a Peaceful Nuclear Explosion. InIndia conducted 5 Nucl. What it would mean for India to change its "No First Use" policy on nuclear weapons.

I ndian defense minister’s penchant for verbal gaffes has acquired respectability. One strategic community stalwart has suggested that the defense minister’s voicing of his ‘personal opinion’ on India’s No First Use (NFU) pledge is designed to build in ambiguity in India’s nuclear posture.

The Nuclear Doctrine of India is based on the principle that India will only use a nuclear weapon in retaliation to a country’s attempt of attacking India, its states or its army with a nuclear weapon. Nuclear Doctrine, in general, is how a country with a nuclear weapon uses.

India’s nuclear doctrine evolved from four guiding norms. The first was that the nation would not be the first to use nuclear weapons. The second, a nuclear first strike would invite an assured massive retaliation. There was a third equally critical unwritten faith and that was, under no circumstance would the weapon be conventionalized.

India had announced a moratorium on nuclear testing shortly after conducting nuclear tests in ; the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had announced a no-first-use of nuclear weapons policy in India's nuclear policy has an important bearing on the Indo-Japan nuclear cooperation deal, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed on Friday.

It is only natural that India’s nuclear doctrine comes up for review, the current policy being over a decade old. India’s current nuclear doctrine was formalised in (initially drafted in ) as part of the Cabinet Committee on Security review.

Salient elements of the doctrine have been published by PIB. Nuclear deterrent composition. The doctrine of mutual assured destruction (MAD) assumes that a nuclear deterrent force must be credible and survivable. That is, each deterrent force must survive a first strike with sufficient capability to effectively destroy the other country in a second ore, a first strike would be suicidal for the launching country.

Manpreet Sethi India’s Nuclear Reality Complex Two nuc powers with different doctrines and capabilities With both India has territ disputes and a history of wars Unique Both of which share a robust proliferation relationship Both of whom use proxies to complicate security Risk Prone Nuclear war as a result of accident, miscalculation or.

The August 16 statement of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has once again brought India's 'no first use' (NFU) nuclear doctrine into the limelight.

This was his first public statement on the issue after he assumed charge as Defence Minister in the second government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reelected in May Earlier in Novemberthen Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had also.

Most importantly, as both the books emphasize in different ways, Indian policymakers need to undertake a thorough national defence review, one that involves releasing an updated nuclear doctrine Author: Kunal Singh.

Some of the main features of India’s nuclear doctrine are - \n \n\n \n 1. Building and maintaining a credible minimum deterrent \n 2. A No First Use posture i.e nuclear weapons to be used only in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian territory or on Indian forces anywhere, \n 3.

Nuclear retaliation to a. This restraint was also embedded in the BJP’s draft nuclear doctrine, declared in Augustwhich took several years to be finalized.

It was finally endorsed by the Cabinet Committee on Security and officially promulgated in January Consequently, India’s no-first-use policy and its nuclear doctrine are BJP formulations.

In recent years, a debate over India’s nuclear doctrine – how and when it plans to use nuclear weapons – has rekindled. The issue was raised in the BJP’s manifesto, then by a couple of former heads of India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC), and most recently by former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, all of whom urged changes to one or other aspect of India’s last published.

India’s Nuclear Doctrine Debate Admiral Verghese Koithara, who wrote a well-received book on the Indian nuclear forces, suggests that NFU avoids the need for war-fighting approaches that use TNWs and counterforce targeting philosophies, both of which add to the size and complexity of a nuclear arsenal.

India’s Nuclear Doctrine. InIndia conducted nuclear tests under Pokhran-II and init declared its nuclear doctrine based on credible minimum deterrence and a NFU policy while reserving the right of massive retaliation if struck with nuclear weapons first.

The nuclear escalation risk cannot be contained by the revision of India’s minimum deterrence policy —as Frank O’Donnell recommends, but with a change in Pakistan’s behaviour.

Regional stability is possible only if Pakistan starts to practice restraint, act responsibly, and include the principle of NFU in its nuclear doctrine. India's Nuclear Doctrine News: Latest and Breaking News on India's Nuclear Doctrine.

Explore India's Nuclear Doctrine profile at Times of India for photos, videos and latest news of India's. Being 'unpredictable' should be part of India's nuclear doctrine: Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar said that these are his personal views and no change has been made in government's policy on use of nuclear weapons.

All countries with nuclear weapons have moved away from the “No First Use” doctrine except India and China only officially. The US and France had never believed in it. Russia after adopting it Author: SD Pradhan.SALIENT FEATURES OF INDIA'S NUCLEAR DOCTRINE •India has declared itself as de facto nuclear weapon states in after operation Shakti.

•The draft nuclear Doctrine was release in •It was one of them first initiative of newly constituted National Security Council.In essence, as per the Indian doctrine, if India or its forces are attacked with nuclear weapons it would more or less automatically unleash a devastating nuclear attack in retaliation.