India’s Nuclear Development

  • Ziba Moshaver
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Though the chief premise of this study is that the decision to develop a nuclear weapons force is a predominantly political one, this choice can only be made if a certain amount of technical know-how and material are already available. In order to examine nuclear proliferation in India, Pakistan, or indeed any other threshold country, it is also necessary to look into the country’s civil nuclear development to see whether there is a potential for nuclear weapons, and if so to what extent and how.


Nuclear Weapon Heavy Water Nuclear Power Station Nuclear Weapon State Fast Breeder Test Reactor 
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    For some estimates see Hart, Nuclear Power in India: a Comprehensive Analysis (London: Allen & Unwin, 1983), p. 80, and Patriot (India), 16 July 1986.Google Scholar

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