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India's Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation Updated Edition with a New Afterword Paperback – November 5, 2001
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Note to editorial Reviewers: India entered the nuclear club in May 1974 and not in May 1998 as suggested by some of your reviews.
Some highlights of the book.
* The term nuclear "haves" and "have-nots" was coined by Homi Bhabha initially and used by others and till date has been central to putting forth our country's opposition to NPT and CTBT.
* University of Chicago's late Prof. Chandrasekhar's refusal to head the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) after the death of patriot Dr. Homi Bhabha.
* One of my disappointment is the author's avoidance in the discussion of the cause of the death of Dr. Homi Bhabha, even though such an incident is beyond the scope of this book. Since Bhabha provided the impetus and leadership during the nuclear program's infancy, I expected the author to throw some light on this issue.
* Vikram Sarabhai's hatred for Nuclear tests is news, especially since he was heading the Atomic Energy commision. As a spaceman it is surprising that he headed the organization in the first place.
* Indira Gandhi's refusal to allow more nuclear tests after 1974 stemmed from her abhorence for anything nuclear after her post-Pokhran I experiences. This is contrary to the popular belief - international pressure.
* Most sections of the book has an objective view of the Indian nuclear scenario except the last few chapters where the author seems to bend towards India signing the CTBT and the NPT. Or atleast implying that India's moral stand on nuclear issue was defeated after the May 98 tests.
* BJP (and its predecessor Jana Sangh) has been the only political party to openly campaign for Nuclear power.
A must-read for anyone interested in nuclear weapons proliferation and arms control negotiations today.
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Less to do with the bomb per se, but a scholarly history of the Indian nuclear program. This is a work that will be quoted again and again.Published on August 10, 2001 by Susmito Naha
It is time that India and Pakistan get the respect they deserve as nuclear powers. Why is it that France, Germany, Israel, the U.S. Read morePublished on April 28, 2000
It is an excellent book with lot of historical detail. It gives you a very different perspective from the Indian version of events as told by our newspapers and comentators.Published on February 2, 2000 by Reddy
very nice book. done lot of research. I really like the way he explained itPublished on November 29, 1999
Quapla Dorhadith Mooorg Hoda hal. "Klingon Empire" modaka podhro mobala. Gouron poda "fantastic" da "human civilization" duskala. Huh Huh Huh ! Read morePublished on November 19, 1999