By Rajesh M. Basrur
This publication is a ground-breaking research of the India-Pakistan nuclear disagreement as a sort of ‘cold battle’ – that's, a adverse dating among nuclear opponents.
Drawing on nuclear rivalries among comparable pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United States-North Korea), the paintings examines the increase, strategy and strength finish of the chilly conflict among India and Pakistan. It identifies the 3 elements riding the India-Pakistan competition: ideational elements stemming from partition; oppositional roles created by way of the distribution of energy in South Asia; and the actual type of dating created by way of nuclear guns. the amount assesses why India and Pakistan proceed in non-crisis instances to consider energy and armed forces strength in outdated methods embedded in pre-nuclear instances, and attracts classes appropriate to them in addition to to different modern nuclear powers and states that may be engaged in destiny chilly wars.