Explain any two features India's nuclear policy
Nehru always had a lot of faith in science and technology for rapidly building a modern India. A significant component of his industrialisation plans was the nuclear programme initiated in the late 1940s under the guidance of Homi J. Bhabha
Features of Indian nuclear policy:-
- India has opposed the international treaties aimed at non-proliferation since they were selectively applicable to the non-nuclear powers and legitimised the monopoly of the live nuclear weapons powers. Thus, India opposed the indefinite extension of the NPT in 1995 and refused to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
- India conducted a series of nuclear tests in May 1998, demonstrating its capacity to use nuclear energy for military purposes. India’s nuclear doctrine of credible minimum nuclear deterrence professes ‘No first use’ and reiterates India's commitment to global, verifiable and non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament leading to a nuclear weapon-free world.