Nuclear Security

Why India's 'no first use' nuclear strategy still makes sense

Indian soldiers stand beside India's surface-to-surface missile 'Prithvi' during full dress rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2006. Prithvi, which means earth in Sanskrit, is a nuclear-capable missile. India's 57th Republic Day will be celebrated on January 26, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore - RP3DSFDBATAA

India's policy of never initiating a nuclear exchange is fundamental to the idea of deterrence Image: REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

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