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    Asma Khalid

    The writer is a Research Associate at Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) Islamabad. can be reached at asmaakhalid_90@hotmail.com

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  • Nuclear Deterrence Equation in South Asia: Chess vs. Chess0

    by Asma Khalid     15/1/2018 The supreme art of war is to subdue enemy without fighting: Sun Tzu Deterrence equilibrium in South Asia serves as an assurance for peace and stability in the region. The strategic significance of nuclear weapon in the South Asian security equation is undeniable because these weapons reduce the chances of

  • India’s Nuclear Strategy: A Shift to Counterforce0

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    • December 28, 2017

    Asma Khalid South Asian security landscape tends to comprise of belligerence, increasing arms race, potential changes in nuclear strategies or doctrines, and absence of nuclear risk reduction measures. These factors have urged the security strategists to analyze the risks of ‘shifting strategic logic’ and ‘growing military capabilities’ of India. Recent debates on South Asian security

  • Nuclear Politics and Strategy in South Asia0

    by Asma Khalid Strategic framework of South Asia is comprised of the bipolar equation between India-Pakistan, inter-connected with Regional Security complex and other Major Powers. It is considered that in South Asia: peace and stability being with a Nuclear weapon. Nuclear arsenals are characterized as the great equalizer and ultimate tool to counter adversary’s present

  • India-Pakistan and Nuclear Deterrence equation in Region0

    by Asma Khalid Introduction of Nuclear weapon has transformed the global politics as well as the military power in an expensive way. The primary purpose of acquiring a nuclear weapon is to prevent wars among nuclear-capable adversaries through maintaining deterrence stability. The concept which has dominated the global politics is that war is not a

  • Arming without Aiming: India’s strategic underpinning0

    by Asma Khalid 30/08/2017 South Asia is considered as one of the most insecure and unstable regions of the world where Pakistan and India are two major powers in term of military might, population, economy, and territory. South Asia has been a victim of traditional and non-traditional security issues where countries focus more on traditional

  • India-Israel Defence cooperation: Regional Implications0

    Asma Khalid Since 1992, India-Israel’s economic and strategic ties have grown spectacularly as well as both states are significantly co-operating in the agricultural sector, research and development and IT start-ups. Co-operation between both states has been significantly increasing irrespective of the political affiliation of the party in power. Although, bilateral relations have been moved beyond

  • India’s membership of MTCR: Scope of Non-Proliferation and emerging regional Challenges1

    Asma Khalid The concerns about nuclear proliferation have compelled the strategic thinkers to continuously strive for establishing multiple legal tools to prevent the nuclear proliferation. As a result of such efforts, various non-proliferation regimes have been set up to counter the risk of proliferation of weapon of mass destruction (WMDs) and control the transfer of


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