Rajiv Nayan

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  • Dr Rajiv Nayan is Senior Research Associate at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Nuclear India@25

    October 17, 2023

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article ‘Nuclear India@25’ has been published in October 2023 issue of Defence and Security Alert.

    India has adopted the policy or doctrine of no first use and no use against non-nuclear weapons countries, and more significantly, its policy/doctrine is nuclear deterrence, not nuclear warfighting, says Dr Nayan.

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    Nuclear Issues and the G-20 Leaders’ Declaration

    The G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration asserts that the ‘use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible’.

    September 15, 2023

    Oppenheimer and the Indian Knowledge Tradition

    Oppenheimer was admired by a section of the Indian intelligentsia for his familiarity with Indian philosophical traditions and his advocacy of peaceful nuclear uses.

    September 12, 2023

    India and Korea: A Promising Future Ahead

    September 07, 2023

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan's article ‘India and Korea: A Promising Future Ahead’ was published in ‘Korea on Point’, a publication/forum of the Korean Association of International Studies, on 07 September, 2023.

    Nuclear Weapons Use in Japan and the Status of Nuclear Disarmament

    Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons use, dreadfully experienced in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has had little policy impact on concluding a genuine nuclear disarmament convention.

    August 14, 2023

    American Nuclear Posture in the Changing Strategic Environment

    On 27 October 2022, the much-awaited Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) of the United States (US) was released in a declassified form, but not as an independent document as it had been issued in the past. It was part of the National Defense Review (NDR) of 2022, as it formed part of a single document comprising the NPR, NDR and The Missile Defense Review (MDR). The NDR of 2022 had assigned four priorities to strengthen America’s deterrence prowess.

    May-June 2023

    Nuclear India@25 and the Adapted Nuclear World Order

    India’s track record as a responsible nuclear weapon country is reflected in its policy of nuclear restraint.

    May 11, 2023

    Implications of the New START Suspension

    Russia’s decision to suspend participation in the New START complicates efforts to revive arms control negotiations.

    March 02, 2023

    Nuclear Mission of Drones

    Drones are increasingly proving their relevance in a number of areas, including military. These unmanned systems could also have utility for different missions relating to nuclear science and technology. Although drones have demonstrated their usefulness in radiation monitoring in 1940s, yet their role as delivery vehicles is being debated. The weight, range, speed and endurance factors make a nuclear weapon country to prefer missiles and bombers. Technology is progressing very fast, and drones are taking advantage of the rapid developments in new technologies.

    October-December 2022

    The Ukraine–Russia Conflict and Nuclear Misinformation

    The parties involved in the Ukraine–Russia conflict should privilege nuclear risk avoidance measures rather than indulge in nuclear sabre-rattling.

    September 23, 2022