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  • (November 2016) “India’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1964-1980,” Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute 2016, Kyungnam University and Woodrow Wilson Center, Paju Book City, Republic of Korea.
  • (November 2016), “Nuclear History through Indian Archives,” Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute 2016, Kyungnam University and Woodrow Wilson Center, Paju Book City, Republic of Korea.
  • (October 2016, In Absentia), “Indian Assessments of Pakistani Nuclear Program in mid-1970s,” International Conference and Workshop on Nuclear History, Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore and Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • (August 2016), “India’s Reactions to Chinese Nuclear Capability, 1964-74,” Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi.
  • (April 2016), “The Boat that Never was: India’s Quest for a Nuclear Submarine,” Annual India Security Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
  • (April 2016), “Peace through Nuclear Submarines: India’s Strategy in the Indian Ocean region in 1970’s,” Annual Graduate Conference on Cold War History, George Washington University, Washington DC.
  • (December 2015), “Origins of the Perennial Outlier: India’s Nuclear Policy-Making in the 1970’s,” Authors Workshop on the Historiography of the 1970’s and the Making of the Nuclear Order, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.
  • (July 2015), “From Sea Denial to Nuclear Deterrence: India’s Quest for a Nuclear Submarine,” Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington DC.
  • (July 2015), “Nuclear Stability in South Asia: an Indian Perspective”, Sixth Annual Generation Prague Conference, US Department of State, Washington DC.
  • (July 2015), “India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Doctrine,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC.
  • (June 2015) “India’s Nuclear Submarine Programme in the 1970’s”, 5th Nuclear Proliferation International History Boot Camp, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and University of Roma Tre, Allumiere, Italy.
  • (October 2013) “Between Strategic Concern and Strategic Opportunity: America’s Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy”, Center for International Politics, Organisation  and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • (September 2013): “Complex Deterrence: How Conventional and Nuclear Forces interact in South Asia’s Strategic Triangle”, European Union Non-Proliferation Conference, Brussels.
  • (July 2013): “Explaining Change and Continuity in Indian Foreign Policy under the Bharatiya Janata Party, 1998-2004”, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, UK.
  • (July 2013): “Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: Strategic and Political Challenges” (with Frank O’ Donnell), India Institute, King’s College London.
  • (April 2013):”Mapping Trajectories of Indian Foreign Policy in the age of Strategic Flux”, Sigur Centre for Asian Studies, George Washington University.
  • (December 2012): “Bharatiya Janata Party and Change in Indian External Security Policy, 1998-2004”, Second Annual Conventional of the Indian Association of International Studies, New Delhi.
  • (May 2012): “Redefining Power in International Relations: Nonaligned Countries and Nuclear Disarmament, 1961-68”, Nonalignment during in the Cold War: Lessons and Perspectives, London School of Economics at the Archives of Serbia and Yugoslavia, Belgrade.
  • (December 2011) “Deterring Nuclear Terrorism: Nuclear Forensics and CTBTO’s Technical Capabilities”, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation, United Nations Organisation,  Vienna.
  • (August 2011) “Technological Change and Offence-Defence Balance in South Asia: Assessing the Impact of India’s Ballistic Missile Defence” at the Center for Science and Security Studies, King’s College, London.
  • (July 2010)  “Intermeshing Technology with Politics: The Case of  India’s Fast Breeder Reactor Program”, 24thsummer symposium on Science and World Affairs, Union of Concerned Scientists  and  Carnegie  Endowment  for  Peace  at  Deutsches Elektronen- Synchrotron (DESY) campus in Hamburg, Germany

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