A. Vinod Kumar

A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - The Perennial Outlier

Author
2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 978-11-0705-662-6
Price: Rs.745/-
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.

Urenco is up for sale, is India interested?

November 13, 2013

If Chinese companies eventually end up bidding for Urenco, there is no reason why Indian companies should not do so. India can form a joint-venture with counterparts in Brazil, South Africa and, if needed, China (even Russia) using common interests envisioned through forums like the IBSA or BRICS to enter this race.

Missile Defence in Southern Asia: The Emerging Strategic Environment

August 23, 2013
Event: 
Fellows' Seminar

Chair: Ambassador R Rajagopalan
External Discussants: Professor Swaran Singh and Professor Stephen F Burgess
Internal Discussants: Lt Col Sanjiv Tomar and Shri S Samuel C Rajiv

15-Years after Pokhran II: Deterrence Churning Continues

June 10, 2013

Fifteen years after the nuclear tests, it is relevant to examine if deterrence remains weak in South Asia or has consolidated towards greater stability.

Impressions on China’s Second Missile Interceptor Test

February 22, 2013

The second Chinese BMD test has a message for India: propel the development of long-range (exo-atmospheric) interception capabilities to mitigate the possibility of further asymmetry on strategic forces.

Cinema and Strategic Culture

February 12, 2013

As India celebrates a century of its cinematic culture, there is a need to elevate its quality and role to complement India’s power profile and socio-cultural aspirations.

2011: A Strategic Survey

January 4, 2012

The year 2011 will stand out in history as the year of the Arab Spring, when people in Northern Africa and West Asia rose up against tyranny and revolted for political emancipation.

Uranium from Down Under: Can Madam Gillard Pull it off?

November 21, 2011

Prime Minister Gillard's decision to reverse the uranium export policy not just indicates a dramatic shift in Australia’s strategic outlook, but also could endow a decisive fillip to its crisis-hit uranium industry.

Offensive Defence: Managing deterrence and arms race in a ballistic missile defence environment

May 20, 2011
Event: 
Fellows' Seminar

Chair: Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar
Discussant: Admiral Raja Menon and Sheelkant Sharma

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