India's Pathway to Pokhran II: The Prospects and Sources of New Delhi's Nuclear Weapons Program

  title={India's Pathway to Pokhran II: The Prospects and Sources of New Delhi's Nuclear Weapons Program},
  author={umit Ganguly},
  journal={International Security},
  • umit Ganguly
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Political Science
  • International Security
1 On May 11 and 13, 1998, India set off five nuclear devices at its test site in Pokhran in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan-its first such tests in twenty-four years. The initial test had been carried out at the same site on May 18, 1974. Not unexpectedly, as in 1974 much of the world community, including the majority of the great powers, unequivocally condemned the Indian tests.’ The coalition national government, dominated by the jingoistic Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), knew that… 

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