Rajiv Nayan

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

    पुतिन को हटाने पर आमादा न हो जाए आवाम!

    March 05, 2022

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s article on the Exit strategy for Putin has been published in ‘Hastkshep’, Rashtriya Sahara, on 05 March 2022.

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    P-5 Joint Nuclear Statement: Much Ado about Nothing?

    The recently issued joint statement by P-5 countries on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms race, does not seem to go beyond the routine statements made in the past. The NPT member countries demanding concrete steps on nuclear disarmament will have to wait for more time.

    January 31, 2022

    Drones and India's Security

    January 13, 2022

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan’s article ‘Drones and India's Security’ was published in Borderline 2021, a Border Security Force (BSF) Journal.

    The Biden Administration and the Future of ‘No First Use’

    Although the ideas of nuclear arms control, nuclear security and nuclear disarmament have featured in several US official statements and joint statements with other countries, will US adopt the ‘No First Use’ policy, remains to be seen.

    December 28, 2021

    Pentagon Report and the Chinese Nuclear Forces Assessment

    The rapid increase in the nuclear forces of China, as revealed in the 2021 Pentagon Report, is a matter of serious concern. Several countries are undertaking exercises to ascertain the strategic and security implications of the feared expansion of the Chinese nuclear stockpile.

    December 14, 2021

    In the new arms bazaar, S-400 the big acquisition

    November 29, 2021

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan’s article, ‘In the new arms bazaar, S-400 the big acquisition’ was published in the News Trail, on November 29, 2021.

    S-400 will embody the continuity and the change in India’s defence acquisition policy, says Dr. Nayan.


    If US Sees China’s Hypersonic Missile Test as Sputnik Moment, It Must Help Allies, Friends

    November 01, 2021

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajiv Nayan’s article ‘If US sees China’s hypersonic missile test as Sputnik moment, it must help allies, friends’ was published in ‘The Print’ on November 1, 2021.

    The general understanding is that hypersonic missiles will beat and undermine the ballistic missile defence systems, a serious international security concern, says Dr. Nayan.

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    The Nuclear Submarine Deal of the New Troika

    The announcement of the trilateral security partnership “AUKUS” by Australia, UK and US, has prompted discussions on several issues, however, the submarine part of the agreement, about leveraging expertise from US and UK and facilitating the Australian acquisition of the nuclear-powered submarines, is attracting a lot of attention.

    September 29, 2021

    भारत कोविड-19 में चाहेगा अमेरिका का सहयोग, बाइडेन का जोर जलवायु परिवर्तन पर होगा

    September 15, 2021

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s views on the upcoming Quad Summit has been published by Hindi Daily ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ on September 15, 2021.

    Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has not succeeded in adding any additional universal stigma to nuclear weapons. It lacks the support base needed for replacing the Cold War vintage “Mutual Assured Destruction” with “Mutual Assured Abstinence”. The nuclear weapon countries’ faith in the deterrence logic remains intact.

    August 11, 2021