About the Book
The issue of nuclear weapons has dominated the international debate on peace, security and stability of both the nuclear weapon and non-weapon states, despite the conclusion of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in 1968. India’s approach towards the question of nuclear weapons, prior to the May 1974 peaceful nuclear explosion in Pokhran, was undoubtedly idealistic. This edition entitled India’s Nuclear Dilemma: Deterrence Vs. Disarmament examines and analyses the compulsions, commitments and constraints encountered by India, possessing nuclear weapons and its delivery systems, yet not a nuclear state under the definition of the NPT.
About the Author
Dr. Surya Narain Yadav is an eminent political scientist specialising on the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, with a particular focus on national security. Nuclear Weapons and their impact on the theories of Balance of Power and Nuclear Deterrence have been his key areas of research investigation. He is an ardent advocate of nuclear non-pfoliferation and total disarmament. The author visited Portugal (Europe) in 2001, and Uganda (Africa) in 1999 and 2000 for undertaking academic and research assignments. The author was nominated for the Chinese government fellowship, a joint research programme by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (Government of India) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China in the year 2001. Dr. Yadav’s special areas of research include nuclear energy, environmental sustainability and energy security.