By Rajesh M. Basrur
This ebook is a ground-breaking research of the India-Pakistan nuclear war of words as a sort of ‘cold warfare’ – that's, a antagonistic courting among nuclear competitors.
Drawing on nuclear rivalries among related pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United States-North Korea), the paintings examines the increase, approach and power finish of the chilly struggle among India and Pakistan. It identifies the 3 components riding the India-Pakistan competition: ideational components stemming from partition; oppositional roles created through the distribution of energy in South Asia; and the actual type of dating created via nuclear guns. the quantity assesses why India and Pakistan proceed in non-crisis occasions to contemplate energy and army strength in superseded methods embedded in pre-nuclear occasions, and attracts classes acceptable to them in addition to to different modern nuclear powers and states that may be engaged in destiny chilly wars.