State Interests and Symbolism in India’s Nuclear Build-Up

@inproceedings{Frey2002StateIA,
  title={State Interests and Symbolism in India’s Nuclear Build-Up},
  author={Karsten Frey},
  year={2002}
}
India’s nuclear build-up, which culminated in the 1998 nuclear tests and India’s subsequent self-declaration as a nuclear power, bears several puzzles for academic research in the field of strategic studies, as it appears difficult to identify clear strategic motives behind it. In its relations to arch rival Pakistan, the introduction of nuclear weapons was strategically rather counter productive for India, as the equalising effects of these weapons diminished much of India’s overwhelming… Expand
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