Managing India's Nuclear Forces (Hardback)Verghese Koithara (author)
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In this important book, Indian strategic analyst Verghese Koithara explains and evaluates India's nuclear force management, encouraging a broad public conversation that may act as a catalyst for positive change before the subcontinent experiences unthinkable carnage. The defence management system of a nuclear power absolutely needs to be sound and thorough.
In addition to the considerable demands of managing its nuclear forces, it also must control conventional forces in a manner that forestalls nuclear escalation of a conflict by either side. Expanding and upgrading nuclear forces without enhancing deterrence is dangerous and should be avoided. India's nuclear force management system is grafted onto a woefully inadequate overall system of defense management. Koithara dissects all of these issues and suggests a way forward, drawing on recent developments in deterrence theory around the world.
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm