India & International Relations

2018 marks twenty years of the Pokhran-II tests, and of India's evolution from being an ambiguous nuclear power to a full-fledged, albeit de-facto, nuclear weapons state. Over these years, India's nuclear weapons posture has evolved, and the political gains from being an overt nuclear power have been significant. Among other topics, this series of papers will examine contemporary India's nuclear-weapons doctrine, India in the global nuclear order and disarmament issues, the evolving nature of India's nuclear deterrent and its role in India's defence policy.

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Rakesh Sood

Ambassador Rakesh Sood is a Distinguished Fellow at ORF. He has over 38 years of experience in the field of foreign affairs, economic diplomacy and international security issues.