NSG and MTCR: Where does India stand?

Rajya Sabha TV in its program — ‘The Big Picture’ broadcast June 27, 2016 evening featuring a discussion on “NSG and MTCR: Where does India stand?” is
accessuble at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRQUNYl7egI. The panel features former ambassador to the US Meera Shankar, Ajay Lele of IDSA, Sid Varadarajan of Wire.in, Uday Bhaskar, and myself.

About Bharat Karnad

Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, he was Member of the (1st) National Security Advisory Board and the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and author, among other books of, 'Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy', 'India's Nuclear Policy' and most recently, 'Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)'. Educated at the University of California (undergrad and grad), he was Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, and Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
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5 Responses to NSG and MTCR: Where does India stand?

  1. Edelbert says:

    I watched the program Latitude where you were a panel member last Sunday.I totally endorse your views.

  2. Vivek Jain says:

    Sir, you said in a statement PM has been asked by US, if india is ok to join NPT as Non NWS . Does it means that US wanted india to give up its weapons and join NPT ?

    • &^%$#@! says:

      True! The disturbing part is that if reports are to be believed, Modi is personally open to this move which is suicidal from the Indian PoV. It’s just that he’s wary of the possible domestic political ramifications. This incompetent megalomaniac, who mistakes responsible governance for sloganeering and cheap gimmicks, has clearly placed his personal ego above National interests.

    • Jain@ — As I said, it was something heard on the Washington grapevine, so cannot vouch for its authenticity. But as to de-nuclear weaponizing India that has been the stated aim of the US Govt. If some Indian PM can somehow be cajoled into accepting then appropriate justification will be concocted.

      • &^%$#@! says:

        And there is no greater fitting candidate than incumbent Indian PM. If an Act of Parliament can be brushed aside by an Executive Order of dubious legality and tenability (the N-liabilities matter) just to suit his whims and personal agenda, then one has nothing to say.

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