Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty : Where Does India Stand?


Carl Paddock

xii,256 p.; 2010

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789380297149 (Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-80297-14-9 (Hardbound)

INR 1349.00


LC Subject heading

1. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (1996). 

2.Nuclear weapons–India. 

3. Nuclear nonproliferation–India. 

4. India–Military policy. 

5. Security, International–South Asia.

6. India–Foreign relations–United States. 

7. United States–Foreign relations–India.


Bisac Sub: POL001000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control

About the Book

Where Does India Stand? Barack Obama has made the CTBT a priority in his non-proliferation policy and has promised to seek Senate ratification of the Treaty. Once the US ratifies the CTBT, there will be extreme pressure on India to sign it. Should India sign the CTBT or link it to complete nuclear disarmament? What will be in India’s interests? This book tries to address all these issues. Going deep into the historical background of the CTBT, it examines India’s stand on it. Also, it analyses the impact of nuclearization of India and Pakistan on South Asia, the Indo-US nuclear deal, the security interests of the US and the Pakistan factor.

About the Author

Carl Paddock, a trained journalist, is a well-known political analyst and columnist. He regularly writes for major newspapers and magazines on international politics and foreign policy issues. Associated with some well-established media houses, he has participated in many national and international seminars. Also, he has to his credit two books, namely, Obama: Creator of History and India-US Nuclear Deal. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.


The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Historical Background — India and the CTBT — Nuclearization of India and Pakistan: Problems and Solutions — Pakistan Factor — The CTBT and the National Security Interests of the US — The Indo-US Nuclear Deal and Nonproliferation — Consequences of Nuclear Tests for South Asia and their Impact on CTBT — Obama and Nuclear Disarmament: An Indian Critique — Obama’s Prague Speech on Nuclear Weapons — The Reality is That India Will Remain Outside the NPT: Mohamed ElBaradei

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