India’s Nuclear Command and Control and its Implications for Strategic Stability in South Asia

A Conversation with:
Brigadier Arun Sahgal
Forum for Strategic Initiative

Moderated by:
Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy
Acting Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council 

Although the US has reconciled itself to accepting India and Pakistan as de facto nuclear weapon powers since 1998, its concerns about the likelihood of a nuclear conflict in the region have increased in recent years. These concerns derive from a recent evolution in Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine and associated threats to use nuclear weapons in a tactical role on the conventional battlefield. As during the Cold War, sub-strategic nuclear use is considered highly destabilizing. In this context, Brigadier Arun Sahgal will discuss India’s nuclear command and control and its effects on strategic stability in South Asia.

DATE:             Monday, June 22, 2015

TIME:              3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council

                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                      Washington, DC 20005

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