A Study of India's Nuclear Choices

November 1994 – This study summarizes the results of a 1994 survey of approximately 1,000 educated Indian elites on attitudes toward nuclear weapons policy. The survey results showed broad support for Indian government policy at the time, which consisted of neither confirming nor denying de facto nuclear weapons capability, while simultaneously advocating global nuclear disarmament. When respondents were asked what would justify the development of nuclear weapons, most cited threats from other nuclear powers or from Pakistan. A much smaller percentage cited concerns about political relations with China.

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