Round Table Discussion on Efficacy of India’s Nuclear Doctrine
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A Round Table Discussion on the ‘Efficacy of India’s Nuclear Doctrine in the Context of Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons’ (TNWs) was held at the VIF. It began with a presentation by Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF, to outline the characteristics of TNWs, its impact on strategic stability in South Asia, nuclear scenarios and options for India, and need for review of India’s Nuclear Doctrine. The discussion established that even if battlefield or TNWs are used against purely military targets, the effect would be strategic. It also viewed the deployment of TNWs by Pakistan as a factor in lowering the nuclear threshold between two neighbours.

The contours of future conflicts under the nuclear overhang and India’s options were discussed among experts.

Event Date 
July 18, 2016
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