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Some scholarship on Indian Nuclear Weapons program

George Perkovich, India’s Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Nuclear Nonproliferation (University of California Press: Los Angeles, 2002);

C. Raja Mohan, “India’s Nuclear Exceptionalism,” In Sverre Lodgaard, Nuclear Proliferation and International Security, (New Delhi: Routledge, 2007), pp. 152-171;

Raj Chengappa, Weapons of Peace: The Secret Story of India’s Quest to be a Nuclear Power, (HarperCollins: New Delhi, 2002);

Itty Abraham, The Making of Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State (Zed Books: London, 1998);

Bharat Karnad, Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy, (Macmillan: New Delhi, 2002);

Andrew B. Kennedy, “India’s Nuclear Odyssey: Implicit Umbrellas, Diplomatic Disappointments, and the Bomb,” International Security, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2011), pp. 120-153;

Gaurav Kampani, “New Delhi’s Long Nuclear Journey: How Secrecy and Institutional Roadblocks delayed India’s Weaponization,” International Security, Vol. 38, No.4 (Spring 2014), pp. 71–114;

Jayita Sarkar, “The Making of Non-aligned Nuclear Power: India’s Proliferation Drift, 1964-68,” International History Review, Vol. 37, No. 5 (2015), p. 933-950;

Balazs Szalontai, “The “Elephant in the Room: The Soviet Union and India’s nuclear program, 1967-1987”, Working Paper No. 1, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, November 2011;

Yogesh Joshi, The Imagined Arsenal: India’s Nuclear Decision-Making, 1973-76,” Working paper No. 6, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, June 2015.

For older works on India’s nuclear policy see,  D. Som Dutt, “India and the Bomb, The Adelphi Paper, Vol. 6, No. 30, 1966; RLM Patil, India-Nuclear Weapons and International Politics (Delhi: National 1969); Ravi Kaul, India’s Strategic Spectrum (Allahabad: Chanakaya, 1969);  KP Mishra (ed.), Studies in Indian Foreign Policy, (New Delhi: Vikas, 1969); AB Shah (ed.), India’s Defence and Foreign Policy (Bombay: Manak Atlas, 1969);  Bhabhani Sen Gupta, Nuclear Weapons: Policy Options for India (New Delhi: Sage, 1983).

 

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