Nuclear posturing

Print edition : May 17, 2013

Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi inducting INS Chakra, India's first nuclear-propelled submarine of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam on February 3, 1988. Photo: press information bureau

Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his Chinese counterpart Yang Shangkun after they signed a joint declaration on December 18, 1992. Beijing and Moscow began a new relationship based on good neighbourliness and cooperation in all fields, including military matters and the civilian use of nuclear power. Photo: UNI/AFP

The book raises pertinent questions about nuclear forces, keeping the big picture in mind.
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