Minimum Deterrence and India’s Nuclear Security

Minimum Deterrence and India’s Nuclear Security

Studies in Asian Security

by Rajesh M. Basrur

Published by: Stanford University Press

261 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780804752565
  • Published: November 2005


In this book, a leading authority on India’s nuclear program offers an informed and thoughtful assessment of India’s nuclear strategy. He shows that the country’s nuclear-strategic culture is generally in accord with the principle of minimum deterrence, but is sometimes inconsistent and has a tendency to drift into a more open-ended process. He addresses areas of concern, notably the relationship between minimum deterrence and subnuclear conflict, the threat from nuclear terrorism, and the special challenges nuclear weapons pose for a democratic society.