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Two Decades Since Pokhran-II Nuclear Tests: A Quick Analytical Survey

Two Decades Since Pokhran-II Nuclear Tests: A Quick Analytical Survey

Nuclear Weapons, Pokhran Tests November 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Sukla Sen | The ill-advised nuclearization neither enhanced India’s security — defined in terms of the ability to eliminate/minimise external military threats, nor strategic autonomy — the ability to operate more freely on the international stage.

Pokhran at 22: Selected articles and videos on the Perils of a Nuclear South Asia

Pokhran at 22: Selected articles and videos on the Perils of a Nuclear South Asia

Latest, Nuclear Tests, Pokhran Tests May 12, 2020 at 6:13 am 0 comments

On the 22nd anniversary of India’s Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998, we are re-posting a select few commentaries, articles, and videos for our readers

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

From the Editor’s Desk |A number of occasions coalesced together this month to inspire discussion around Amitav Ghosh’s scintillating career as a leading literary figure from South Asia. It is also 20 years since he published ‘Countdown’ in 1999 – a petite, but deeply insightful book, written soon after India’s nuclear tests. Yet the book finds infrequent mention in the several praises that have been penned in honour of Ghosh, following the award.

Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview  with Prof. Robert Jacobs

Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview with Prof. Robert Jacobs

This month in India marked 21 years of the 1998 Pokharan nuclear tests, amid an acerbic and jingoist election campaign, resulting in the Hindu nationalist BJP’s return to power with Mr. Narendra Modi at the helm. Now that the cacophony of the election season is over, and the PM has extended greetings to his Pakistani counterpart, it is time we think more seriously about the impacts of intensifying militarization in a nuclear South Asia. We interviewed Prof. Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute on the various human, climatic and political implications of nuclear tests.