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Why PM Modi needs to clarify India's nuclear doctrine

Daily News & Analysis
April 11, 2017
By Harsh V Pant

An interesting debate is taking place in India on the future of its nuclear doctrine. A number of factors have added a new sense of urgency to this debate – a centre-right government in New Delhi that is not shy of dramatically recalibrating Indian foreign and security policy, growing concern among Indian strategic thinkers that Pakistan’s reliance of tactical nuclear weapons as well as Pakistan-China collusion is rapidly closing India’s room for manoeuvrability, and an ongoing power transition in the Indo-Pacific whereby the Trump Administration is indicating that it may not be averse to new nuclear powers emerging in Asia.
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