After the successful completion of its nuclear tests in 1998, India adopted a “no first-use” (NFU) policy which has remained constant over the past two decades despite occasional hiccups in the form of statements from senior government functionaries which has led to sporadic speculation that the policy could be reviewed. India’s nuclear doctrine first published in 2003, while iterating its policy of not being a nuclear aggressor, underlined that India’s retaliation to a first strike against it would be massive and designed to inflict maximum damage. (Read More)
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