The Elephant in the Room: The Soviet Union and India’s Nuclear Program, 1967-1989
NPIHP Working Paper #1. If India had presented the world with a nuclear fait accompli, the eminent Indian journalist Amalendu Das Gupta mused in 1987, “the Americans and their allies would have been angry; the Russians would have been unhappy." His choice of words succinctly expressed the ambivalent attitude the Soviet leadership had toward India’s nuclear weapon program.
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Associate Professor of North Korean Studies at Korea University, Sejong Campus, Republic of Korea.
Balazs Szalontai is a scholar in modern Korean, Southeast Asian, Mongolian, and East European history. He is Associate Professor of North Korean Studies at Korea University, Sejong Campus, Republic of Korea.Read More
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