ISBN 9789381904251,Nuclear Pakistan

Nuclear Pakistan



Knowledge World Publishers

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789381904251

ISBN-10 9381904251


Number of Pages 250 Pages
Language (English)


Pakistan has relied for more than a quarter century on its nuclearweapons to conduct its strategy against India. The militarys grandstrategy has rested on maintaining the centrality of the covert war(war through terrorism) strategy. Pakistans acquisition of nuclearweapons has been rationalised as a deterrent to Indian conventionalmilitary superiority which, its Foreign Minister had once stated,hangs like the Sword of Damocles over Pakistans head. In turn, thiswas used as an umbrella under which to pursue a proxy war throughterrorism. Nuclear weapons have been perceived as a shield to deteran Indian aggression which possibly could be prompted in responseto the provocative (sustained and/or high profile) terrorism beingconducted from the Pakistani soil, sponsored by the state actors.Pakistans reliance on nuclear weapons has also grown much more withits growing instability and rising threat of failure of the state