Indian Military Modernization and Conventional Deterrence in South Asia

  title={Indian Military Modernization and Conventional Deterrence in South Asia},
  author={Walter C. Ladwig III},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={729 - 772}
Abstract In recent years, headline grabbing increases in the Indian defense budget have raised concerns that India’s on-going military modernization threatens to upset the delicate conventional military balance vis-à-vis Pakistan. Such an eventuality is taken as justification for Islamabad’s pursuit of tactical-nuclear weapons and other actions that have worrisome implications for strategic stability on the subcontinent. This article examines the prospects for Pakistan’s conventional deterrence… 

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