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India's nuclear bomb

Author: George Perkovich
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1998, India shocked the world by detonating five nuclear weapons in the Rajasthan desert. This text offers a comprehensive history of how the world's largest democracy, the nation of Gandhi,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Perkovich
ISBN: 0520217721 9780520217720
OCLC Number: 243506660
Notes: "Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies imprint."
Description: xiii, 597 pages
Contents: 1. Developing the Technological Base for the Nuclear Option 1948-1963 --
2. The First Compromise Shift toward a "Peaceful Nuclear Explosive" 1964 --
3. The Search for Help Abroad and the Emergence of Nonproliferation December 1964-August 1965 --
4. War and Leadership Transitions at Home August 1965-May 1966 --
5. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Secretly Renewed Work on a Nuclear Explosive 1966-1968 --
6. Political Tumult and Inattention to the Nuclear Program 1969-1971 --
7. India Explodes a "Peaceful" Nuclear Device 1971-1974 --
8. The Nuclear Program Stalls 1975-1980 --
9. More Robust Nuclear Policy Is Considered 1980-1984 --
10. Nuclear Capabilities Grow and Policy Ambivalence Remains November 1984-December 1987 --
11. The Nuclear Threat Grows Amid Political Uncertainty 1988-1990 --
12. American Nonproliferation Initiatives Flounder 1991-1994 --
13. India Verges on Nuclear Tests 1995 May 1996 --
14. India Rejects the CTBT June 1996-December 1997 --
15. The Bombs That Roared 1998 --
Conclusion: Exploded Illusions of the Nuclear Age --
App. India's Nuclear Infrastructure.
Responsibility: George Perkovich.

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"No book written in recent times--in fact, at any time since 1947--on India's nuclear bomb can be compared to George Perkovich's book in its wide coverage, insightful research and sheer objectivity. Read more...

 
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