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dc.contributor.supervisor Buteux, Paul (Political Studies) en
dc.contributor.author Rana, Shazia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T14:45:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T14:45:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-23T14:45:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4057
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the adversarial relationship between India and Pakistan which is rooted in historical animosities that resulted from the end of the British Raj in 1946. This relationship is further exacerbated by the fact that both countries have conducted nuclear tests. An examination of the development of India and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, specifically their nuclear doctrines and nuclear capabilities, is provided to determine the nature of their technical nuclear posture. A policy of sufficient deterrence is explained and adopted to keep the level of nuclear arsenals at a number adequate to deter successfully an adversary from initiating a nuclear attack, to reduce the potential for an arms race. A comparable nuclear capability is revealed, even though strategic asymmetry creates a larger Indian nuclear force. Finally, confidence-building measures taken by India and Pakistan in the direction of a more prospective peaceful nuclear relationship are highlighted. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Nuclear en
dc.subject Weapons en
dc.subject Programs en
dc.subject India en
dc.subject Pakistan en
dc.subject Relationship en
dc.subject Sufficient en
dc.subject Deterrence en
dc.subject Asymmetry en
dc.subject Confidence en
dc.subject Building en
dc.subject Measures en
dc.subject Peace en
dc.title India and Pakistan's nuclear relationship: establishing a stable nuclear deterrent and prospects for peace en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fergusson, James (Political Studies) Kinnear, Michael (History) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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