The relationship of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with India has been an interesting subject in the field of security studies. The nuclearisation of India and its subsequent rise are further forcing the world to redefine its relationship with the treaty. However, the international response is quite mixed. The old mindset still thinks that India may join the treaty as a Non-Nuclear Weapon State. Scholars appear divided whether India should join the treaty as a nuclear weapon country.
The book discusses current crises of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which are going to figure in the 2010 Review Conference of the treaty.
This book was published as a special issue of The Strategic Analysis.
Table of Contents
1. Between Power & Justice: Current Problems and Perspectives of NPT Regime Harald Muller 2. Nuclear Disarmament in a Non-Proliferation Context: A Russian Perspective Alexander Nikitin 3. The Current Problems of the NPT: How to Strengthen the Nonproliferation Regime Nobuyasu Abe 4. NPT Review Conference 2010: Issues and Prospects Arvind Gupta 5. Previewing the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference Miles A. Pomper 6. NPT RevCon 2010: An Opportunity to Refocus Priorities Manpreet Sethi 7. India and the NPT" Leonard Weiss 8. India and the NPT Aaron Tovish 9. India and the NPT: Separating Substantive Facts from Normative Fiction Anupam Shrivastava and Seema Gahlaut 10. Reforms in the NPT and Prospects for India’s Accession: A Situational Analysis A. Vinod Kumar 11. The NPT and India: Accommodating the Exception Rajiv Nayan
Rajiv Nayan is with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, where he specializes in export control, non-proliferation, and arms control since 1993. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, where he published his monograph- Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia. He was also Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Philosophy in Disarmament Studies and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr Nayan is a member of the governing council of the International Export Controls Association, hosted by University of Georgia in Washington, DC, and a member of the Export Controls Experts Group of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is also on the Executive Council of the Indian Pugwash Society.