Indian Nuclear Policy

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9780199489022

Publication date:

16/08/2018

Paperback

208 pages

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ISBN:

9780199489022

Publication date:

16/08/2018

Paperback

208 pages

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

The transition in India’s nuclear identity has been accompanied by its transformation into a major economic power and underlines a pragmatic turn in its foreign-policy thinking. This book provides a historical narrative of the evolution of India’s nuclear policy since 1947, as the country continues its pursuit for complete integration into the global nuclear order. Situating India’s nuclear behaviour in this context, the book explains how India’s engagement with the atom is unique in international nuclear history and politics.

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Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

Description

India has come a long way from being a nuclear pariah to a de facto member of the nuclear club. The transition in its nuclear identity has been accompanied by its transformation into a major economic power and underlines a pragmatic turn in its foreign-policy thinking.
This book provides a historical narrative of the evolution of India’s nuclear policy since 1947, as the country continues its pursuit for complete integration into the global nuclear order. Situating India’s nuclear behaviour in this context, the book explains how India’s engagement with the atom is unique in international nuclear history and politics.
Aided by declassified archival documents and oral history interviews, it focuses on how status, security, domestic politics, and the role of individuals have played a key role in defining and shaping India’s nuclear trajectory, policy choices, and their consequences.

About the Authors
Harsh V. Pant is a professor at King’s College London, UK and a distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India.
Yogesh Joshi is a nuclear security post-doctoral fellow at Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California, USA.

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

Table of contents


Preface
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
1. The Promise of the Atomic Age
2. Perils of a Nuclear Neighbour
3. The Failed Policy of Nuclear Refrain
4. Pathway to a Nuclear Weapon State
5. A Major Nuclear Power

Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

Review


A book written with clarity on a subject that is too often obscured by jargon. It discusses the broader themes of status, security, domestic politics, and the role of individuals in India’s nuclear policy. This book is an invaluable resource that I would recommend to scholars and the politically aware layman.
—Shivshankar Menon, former Indian Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi have written an excellent account of Indian nuclear policy from 1948 to the present. They draw on the latest archival evidence, laying out the history with great clarity. Their analysis is acute, and their judgments shrewd. This is an exceptionally helpful guide to a complex but vitally important subject.
—David Holloway, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University, USA

This book captures the essence of India’s nuclear policy with incisive analysis and clarity. It is a must-read for those who wish to understand the complexity of its nuclear decision-making and rationale behind the restraint the country has exercised.
—Srikumar Banerjee, former chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

Description

India has come a long way from being a nuclear pariah to a de facto member of the nuclear club. The transition in its nuclear identity has been accompanied by its transformation into a major economic power and underlines a pragmatic turn in its foreign-policy thinking.
This book provides a historical narrative of the evolution of India’s nuclear policy since 1947, as the country continues its pursuit for complete integration into the global nuclear order. Situating India’s nuclear behaviour in this context, the book explains how India’s engagement with the atom is unique in international nuclear history and politics.
Aided by declassified archival documents and oral history interviews, it focuses on how status, security, domestic politics, and the role of individuals have played a key role in defining and shaping India’s nuclear trajectory, policy choices, and their consequences.

About the Authors
Harsh V. Pant is a professor at King’s College London, UK and a distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India.
Yogesh Joshi is a nuclear security post-doctoral fellow at Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California, USA.

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Reviews


A book written with clarity on a subject that is too often obscured by jargon. It discusses the broader themes of status, security, domestic politics, and the role of individuals in India’s nuclear policy. This book is an invaluable resource that I would recommend to scholars and the politically aware layman.
—Shivshankar Menon, former Indian Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor

Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi have written an excellent account of Indian nuclear policy from 1948 to the present. They draw on the latest archival evidence, laying out the history with great clarity. Their analysis is acute, and their judgments shrewd. This is an exceptionally helpful guide to a complex but vitally important subject.
—David Holloway, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University, USA

This book captures the essence of India’s nuclear policy with incisive analysis and clarity. It is a must-read for those who wish to understand the complexity of its nuclear decision-making and rationale behind the restraint the country has exercised.
—Srikumar Banerjee, former chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India

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Table of contents


Preface
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
1. The Promise of the Atomic Age
2. Perils of a Nuclear Neighbour
3. The Failed Policy of Nuclear Refrain
4. Pathway to a Nuclear Weapon State
5. A Major Nuclear Power

Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

Read More