There has been a lively debate, for the last three years, on the question whether or nor India should sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty [CTBT]. In spite of great importance of the subject for national security, the full text of CTBT is not easily available. The present book fulfills this gap. This will enable the experts and the common man to have better understanding of the on-going debate on the subject.
The Editor contends that India should not sign such a discriminatory and inequitable treaty. Signing of such a treaty would hinder India's efforts to safeguard its security.
It is hoped that the book would be of great value to the researchers and students of defence studies, parliamentarians, senior executives concerned with defence and the common readers.
Dr. K.R. Gupta is a well known Economist. He has published about a dozen books and more than hundred papers in leading Journals published in India and abroad. His latest publications include Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy, Volume I, II and III, GATT Accord and India : A Critical Analysis of Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations and their Implications for India, GATT Accord : Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Issues in Indian Economy, Volume. I and II, World Trade and International Economics (5th Edition in Press).
He has been teaching International Economics at the post-graduate level for about two decades at the University of Jammu and Kurukshetra University. He has also been guiding research in the field of International Economic Affairs. He worked as an Economist in private as well as in public sector at the highest level