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Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Ashok Kapur


This book takes its readers behind-the-scenes of India's nuclear programme and nuclear weapons policy. It examines four important periods in the history of India's nuclear behaviour, which started in the 1930s and continues until today. This book includes the April-May 1998 nuclear testing in India, an event that elicited strong negative reactions from the international community. It first examines the relationships between Indian society, state, and science, and then discusses the development of India's nuclear behaviour, nuclear policy, and the decision-making processes involved. The reactio ... More

Keywords: India's nuclear programme, India's nuclear weapons policy, India's nuclear behaviour, nuclear testing, decision-making process, reactions, consequences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195667547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashok Kapur, author
Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada