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Is the Indian Nuclear Tiger Changing Its Stripes?
Sixteen years after stepping out of the nuclear closet, India's nuclear posture, some of its operational practices, and hardware developments are beginning to mimic those of the original five nuclearExpand
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India and Space Weaponization: Why Space Debris Trumps Kinetic Energy Antisatellite Weapons as the Principal Threat to Satellites
Since China tested a Kinetic-Energy Anti-Satellite (KE-ASAT) weapon in 2007, evidence has surfaced that India may have initiated a similar program. This article makes an anticipatory policyExpand
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Piggybacking Anti-Satellite Technologies on Ballistic Missile Defense: India's Hedge and Demonstrate Approach
In January 2007 China successfully tested an anti-satellite missile system. That test, although primarily meant as a warning shot across America’s bow, also helped concentrate New Delhi’s mind toExpand
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New Delhi's Long Nuclear Journey: How Secrecy and Institutional Roadblocks Delayed India's Weaponization
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many academics, think tank analysts, journalists, and government officials came to perceive India as a de facto nuclear weapons power. The consensus among U.S.Expand
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Second tier proliferation: The case of Pakistan and North Korea
From its very inception in the early 1970s, Pakistan's nuclear weapons program has elicited concerns in the West. Although earlier fears that Islamabad's nuclear ambitions would inevitably pave theExpand
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From existential to minimum deterrence: Explaining India's decision to test
The Nonproliferation Review/Fall 1998 12 Gaurav Kampani is a Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. Before joining the Center, heExpand
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Stakeholders in the Indian strategic missile program
mong all the developing states with aspirations for weapons of mass destruction and long-range awer projection capabilities, India has achieved a unique degree of success. Outside the group of theExpand
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Secrecy and state learning
Correspondence: India's Pursuit of the Bomb and Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation
In “Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation,” Vipin Narang develops a typology of strategies that states use to acquire nuclear weapons.1 Narang’s theory privileges external demand-side factors inExpand