All Things Policy: The Shape of India’s Nuclear Arsenal

While India has a transparent nuclear doctrine, its nuclear arsenal is almost a black box to outsiders. Are India’s existing nuclear weapons sufficient to deter China? And does India need ICBMs at all? In this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Pranav RS talk to Dr Frank O’Donnell, a scholar on strategic issues, about the shape of India’s deterrent.

The Strategic Postures of India and China:
https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/strategic-postures-china-and-india-visual-guide

India in Nuclear Asia (book):
https://www.orientblackswan.com/details?id=9789352872855

Former SFC chief BS Nagal’s statement with regard to Indian nuclear planning,:
https://www.stimson.org/wp-content/files/EventTranscript_1_17_IndiaNuclearAsia.pdf

The Evolution of India’s Agni V Missile:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a319d32b07869f9de833db7/t/5a37c7ca652dea7bc22a9a46/1513605067348/ODonnell+and+Pant+-+Evolution+of+India%27s+Agni-V+Missile+-+May+2014.pdf

Exchange between MoD and Lok Sabha Standing Committee on Defence on nuclear weapons:
http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defence/13_Defence_19.pdf