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Watch: Nuclear Dangers in Southern Asia

In conversation with Dr George Perkovich, vice president, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author of India’s Nuclear Bomb.

In this episode of National Security Conversations, Dr Happymon Jacob discusses nuclear dangers in Southern Asia with Dr George Perkovich (vice president, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author of India’s Nuclear Bomb).

The discussion focuses on how the growing rivalry between India and China could potentially complicate nuclear stability in Southern Asia. The conversation brings out the conceptual and practical aspects of nuclear deterrence in the region. Answering a question whether the growing Chinese cyber capabilities could trigger a change in India’s nuclear policy and posture, Dr Perkovich argues that it might not make any sense for India to abandon its ‘no first use’ policy or adopt a ‘launch on warning’ posture to respond to growing Chinese capabilities.