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Takshashila hosts experts meeting to launch Global No First Use project

The Takshashila Institution launched its Global No First Use (GNFU) project, with a meeting of experts from around the world in Bengaluru on November 2 and 3, 2019. “Nuclear weapons won’t go away.  We are discussing the credibility of the...

Aditya Ramanathan in an India Ahead News Panel Discussion on Nuclear No First Use

Aditya Ramanathan, researcher at The Takshashila Institution, was part of a panel on India Ahead News on 17 August 2019. The panel discussed defence minister Rajnath Singh’s comments on India’s nuclear no first use (NFU) policy. Sana Khan hosted the...

Takshashila Discussion Document: Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first use policies and the challenges involved in maintaining such a...

Conversations at Takshashila: Avoiding a Nuclear Catastrophe

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential hopeful and Senate Armed Services Committee member, offered a bill — “The No First Use Act” — to establish in law that it is the policy...

Perspective – India’s nuclear doctrine

It is irresponsible to speculate that India’s nuclear doctrine will be completely overhauled by a political party if it comes to power. It is sensationalist to suggest that India’s no-first-use policy will come under reconsideration. Much furore has been created...