Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The book describes India as a unique case of an outlier surviving outside the regime’s overarching system, as a nuclear-capable state with prolonged record of resistance (and selective adherence), but ending up seeking opportunities to engage with its normative structures. The ideological and policy shifts that had shaped India’s transformative journey from a perennial outlier to one seeking greater integration with the regime, though, also exemplifies the underlying strategic paradoxes and dogmatic incongruities. The book assesses how these dynamics will determine India’s role in global anti-proliferation and its status in the emerging global nuclear order.
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Chair: Ambassador R Rajagopalan
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Internal Discussants: Lt Col Sanjiv Tomar and Shri S Samuel C Rajiv
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Chair: Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar
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