Minimum Deterrence and India’s Nuclear Security
Studies in Asian Security
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.