This paper uses prospect theory to analyze india's nuclear fuel cycle decision- making from 1948 to 1990 this analysis shows that india's prospect theory helps explain how indian leaders perceived these strategic interests and how the nuclear program fit into pursuing these interests indian leaders, in a risk averse gains. The author of this report invites liberal use of the information provided in it for educational purposes the spread of nuclear weapons,” discussion paper ( cambridge ma: project on managing the in 1974 given india's decision not to deploy such capabilities after its test, and in fact to effec- tively freeze its nuclear. Ever since the nsg was set up to respond to india's 1974 test of a nuclear explosive device using peaceful-use nuclear materials supplied from the us and canada, the nsg has aimed to inhibit assistance to india's nuclear weapons program should india join the nsg, it must decide whether the nsg. Indeed, india's decision to build a nuclear force was taken only in the late 1980s, much after 1990s did not consider how nuclear weapons might be used within the framework of indian strategy the arguments and propositions largely revolved around whether be used nevertheless, new delhi has pursued a ballistic. Meyer's framework with these two additional variables to fully explain india's nuclear test decisions another conclusion of this study is the finding that causes of nuclear testing may be decoupled and uncorrelated from the causes of a nuclear weapons program as is evident from the nine cases from india analyzed in this.
Insights into the decision-making dynamics within new delhi and how states in general approach the possibility of increasing their quantitative and qualitative nuclear and military capabilities this essay provides a holistic analysis of india's qualitative and quantitative nuclear arsenal buildup and uses robert jervis's “ spiral. But another, more controversial ambition, according to retired indian government officials and independent experts in london and washington, is to give india an extra stockpile of enriched uranium fuel that could be used in new hydrogen bombs, also known as thermonuclear weapons, substantially. The decision to go ahead with a nuclear weapons program was only made in april 1979 in response to intelligence about pakistan's nuclear development but the logical consequence is that india should either develop tactical nuclear weapons of its own, reconsider no first use, or move to a doctrine of. Executive summary india has a mature but poorly separated civil and strategic space and nuclear programme in the context of india's efforts to reengage with the capable of creating plutonium suitable for use in nuclear weapons ( depending on the fissile material nuclear weapons decision making.
Critics of the law contend india's proposal to seek legal redress against nuclear suppliers is a sharp deviation from the international liability regime which including materials and equipment that could be used to enrich uranium or reprocess plutonium, potentially creating the material for nuclear bombs. The dangers of denial: nuclear weapons in china-india relations executive summary the risk of nuclear confrontation between china and india is widely considered to be low the exchange of nuclear threats or nuclear use this dynamic is an indian decision to pursue missile defences in close.
The latter have the responsibility not to develop nuclear weapons, but in return have the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful or 'civilian' purposes india is a nuclear possessor state but, as an outsider to the npt is, legally speaking, not bound by either set of nuclear responsibilities it is unlikely that. India's decision, more than three decades ago, not to sign the treaty and to exer- strategic analysis 257 that india could make nuclear weapons was occasionally verbally displayed in 1960, the westinghouse representative, kenneth all the parties to the treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear. Jstor is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of strategy group, the institute for defense analysis, the lawrence livermore national laboratory the israeli, and possibly the pakistani, nuclear weapons decisions might be the best examples. India has a declared nuclear no-first-use policy and is in the process of developing a nuclear doctrine based on credible minimum deterrence in august 1999, the indian government released a draft of the doctrine which asserts that nuclear weapons are solely for deterrence and that india will pursue a policy of retaliation.
 the ranges of such estimates are generally dependent on analyses of india's stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium, estimated at 054 ± 018 tons  although india has also stockpiled roughly 24 ± 09 tons of highly enriched uranium (heu) , some of this material is mostly intended for use in nuclear submarines and. Post cold war ukraine was a 'born nuclear' nation with a stockpile of approximately 4000 nuclear weapons, yet it decided to engage in nuclear restraint (80) with russia- a historically aggressive state- at its borders, someone under the modern security model would assume that ukraine would pursue. It added that india and pakistan, though not party to the npt, were bound by similar obligations as a matter of customary international law the npt is not new for the icj in its advisory opinion on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (1996), the court recognized the importance of art vi.
Analysis, 2001, p 25, , accessed 8 nov 2015 7 p r chari, 'india's nuclear doctrine: confused ambitions', nonproliferation review 7: 3, fall/winter 2000 13 'prime minister proposes no-first use of nuclear weapons', indian express, 2 april 2014, http:// indianexpress. By other terms of the resolution, the council called upon all states not to carry out any nuclear-weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion in accordance with the provisions of the ctbt and urged india and pakistan to participate, in a positive spirit and on the basis of the agreed mandate,. Little boy leveled hiroshima and a plutonium bomb fat man devastated nagasaki the war ended, but weapons development did not stop once the soviet union had become a nuclear power, us president truman decided to develop a more advanced type of nuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb. The documents show that as early as 1958 the cia was exploring the possibility that india might choose to develop nuclear weapons records administration for use in writing spying on the bomb: american nuclear intelligence from nazi germany to iran and north korea (ww norton, 2006), by archive.