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Nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), present a serious danger in today's world. This pertinent and topical volume takes a hard-headed look at the threat that India could face from these weapons.
A great deal of literature exists on international regimes and their attempts to curb the proliferation of WMD. For a number of years the national effort seemed to be confined to relying solely on these international regimes to ensure the safety of the nation. This book is groundbreaking in that it concentrates more on the protection of society and the armed forces against both state and non-state actors armed with WMD, and less on the international regimes. Additionally, the book offers a detailed checklist for the formulation of a national strategy to protect the people of India from WMD agents, while suggesting a counter proliferation strategy. With contributions from leading analysis in the field, some of the important issues that are discussed here include:
About the Author:
Rear Admiral Raja Menon retired in 1994 as Assistant chief of Naval Staff (Operations). He is visiting lecturer at all institutes of higher study of the Indian armed forces and was instrumental in organizing the first nuclear management course for Indian service officers.
Arundhati Ghose o B.S. Malik o M.S. Mamik o Raja Menon o Pran Krishan Pahwa o Matin Zuberi
|1.||The Nuclear Dimension|
Pran Krishan Pahwa
|2.||The Effectiveness of Chemical Agents|
|3.||The Effectiveness of Biological Agents|
|4.||Formal and Non-formal Nuclear Threats|
|5.||The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime|
|6.||The Chemical and Biological Weapons Regimes|
|7.||The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime in Crisis|
|8.||Trends in the CWC and BTWC:|
Implications and Options for India's Security Interests
|9.||Protection against Chemical Agents|
|10.||Protection against Biological and Toxin Warfare|
|About the Editor and Contributors||267|