India Fuzzes Up No First Use by Michael Krepon

August 27, 2019

Rajnath Singh has now joined other significant Indian voices, including former Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and former National Security Adviser (and Ambassador to China and Pakistan) Shivshankar Menon, in purposefully fuzzing up India’s “no first use” pledge. Don’t be confused — you are supposed to be confused whether or not New Delhi still subscribes to its no first use pledge. The Indian slant on its no first use pledge is “don’t take us completely at our word.”

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