India’s Missile Defence Programme: Threat Perceptions and Technological Evolution

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dc.contributor.author Sharma, Ashok en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T01:40:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation CLAWS-Manekshaw Research Paper 1-23 2009 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18329 en
dc.description.abstract Despite its indigenous advancement in missile defence, India is not capable of meeting the immediate threat from nuclear attacks. This delay has resulted in the need for acquisitions of missile defence from the leading international players in the respective systems. This paper looks into the missile defence and interception technology which is available at the international level and looks into India’s missile defence programme and its possible collaboration with international players namely Israel, Russia and the United States, in terms of both acquisition of technical know-how and ready-made systems. Further, it analyses the changing Indian policy on missile defence programme amidst positive developments in Indo-US relations that took place in the post-Cold War period, mainly during the Bush regime. Finally, it concludes that given the strengthening Indo-US defence and military relationship and convergences of geo-strategic and geo-economic interests, the growing threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and threat from nuclear weapons going into the hands of rouge states and states with poor nuclear non-proliferation records has been guiding the Indo-US courtship in the missile defence arena. In the coming years, missile defence will emerge as one of the most important components of the Indo-US strategic relationship. en
dc.publisher 'Knowledge World Publsiher'for Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CLAWS-Manekshaw Research Paper en
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dc.title India’s Missile Defence Programme: Threat Perceptions and Technological Evolution en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 15 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 'Knowledge World Publsiher'for Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi en
pubs.author-url http://www.claws.in/index.php?action=Claws%20Paper&pagesize=30&start=0&pagesize=30 en
pubs.end-page 23 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 302493 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-24 en


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