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Emerging Asian Nuclear Environment: Implications for India
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Emerging Asian Nuclear Environment
Implications for India
Editors
Arvind Gupta, K.D. Kapur
Foreword by Anil Kakodkar s
Year: 2012
ISBN 81-7095-124-0
Pages: 432
Price: `` 895/-
Published by Lancer’s Books, New Delhi 110048
About the Authors:
About the Editors/Contributors Foreword Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction
Prof. K D Kapur is ‘Consultant’ at the Indian Pugwash Society
About the Book:
The centre of gravity of global power is shifting to the Asia-Pacific. The present global nuclear order is under stress and in a state of flux. The non-proliferation regime is facing multiple challenges ranging from non-compliance and clandestine nuclear weapons development. The prospects of nuclear terrorism have increased. An equally important development is the civilian nuclear renaissance. A constant source of tension within the global nuclear order is the need to reconcile their voluntary renunciation of nuclear weapons with the right to have access to nuclear energy. Several countries in Asia have ambitious nuclear energy programme despite Japan’s triple disaster of “Earthquake’, Tsunami and nuclear accident at Fukushima. These developments, thus, have brought the issues of nuclear security, nuclear safety, nuclear energy and the nuclear proliferation to the centre stage of the global and regional nuclear agenda.
Asia has number of countries with overt and suspected nuclear weapons programme. The future contours of the global nuclear order would be greatly determined by the nuclear postures of the Asian countries and the responses of the Nuclear Weapon States to non-proliferation and disarmament. The study The Emerging Asian Nuclear Environment: Implications for India seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the diverse nuclear challenges and issues. They area: evolution of the nuclear non- proliferation regime: from non-proliferation to counter proliferation; the new global nuclear agenda; Pakistan’s role in the emerging Asian nuclear Order; China’s nuclear and missile programme with a focus on China’s proliferation record and China –Pakistan nuclear nexus.; Japan’s nuclear option and the East Asian geopolitics; North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, and its impact on the future of Japan’s nuclear policies ; Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapon programme ; nuclear terrorism and nuclear security; nuclear energy renaissance ; and India’s nuclear power programme particularly the bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements with various countries after the NSG waiver.
The book examines at length the evolving nuclear and missile environment and its overall implications for India, and particularly the manner in which it impinges on India’s security.
Contents
About the Editors/Contributors
Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Non-proliferation to Counter Proliferation: Evolution of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
2. Challenges to Nuclear Non- Proliferation and the Emergence of a New Nuclear Agenda
3. Pakistan’s Role in the Emerging Asian Nuclear Environment
4. China’s Nuclear and Missiles Programme
5. Japan’s Nuclear Options in the Changing East Asian Geopolitics
6. North Korean Nuclear and Missiles Programme
7. Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programme: In the shadow of Suspicion and Mistrust
8. Nuclear Terrorism and Evolving Nuclear Security Architecture
9. Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Reconciling Proliferation Concerns and Energy Security
10. India’s Nuclear Collaborations after the NSG Waiver
11. The Emerging Asian Nuclear Environment: Challenges and Policy Options for India Abbreviations