A Shield Against The Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence In A Nuclear Environment by A. Vinod Kumar

A Shield Against The Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence In A Nuclear Environment

byA. Vinod Kumar

Hardcover | June 4, 2019

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For every major military invention in human history, there has quite always been a countervailing technology. Nuclear weapons have, however, remained an exception. Ballistic missile defence (BMD) has, in recent years, emerged as a formidable means to defend against nuclear-armed delivery systems though yet to prove their total reliability. What does the advent of BMD mean for the nuclear revolution - will it make nuclear weapons obsolete or in turn lead to a new arms race among great powers? This book is a concise volume that examines these strategic dimensions of missile defences, mainly its impact on deterrence. It promises thematic variety by incorporating a technological survey that explains the evolution of BMD concepts and also includes a case study of Southern Asia that throws light on BMD dynamics in a volatile region. The volume balances new conceptual inquests with policy analysis that will make it useful literature on BMD for academics and policymakers.
A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, and a Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), University of Calcutta. His research interests include nuclear policy issues, missile defence and India''s relations with the great powers. Kumar''s first book...
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Title:A Shield Against The Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence In A Nuclear EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:148 pages, 8.5 X 5.94 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:148 pages, 8.5 X 5.94 X 0.64 inPublished:June 4, 2019Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9388161432

ISBN - 13:9789388161435

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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter - I The Context Chapter - II The Evolution and Future of Strategic Interception Technologies Chapter III Missile Defence and Nuclear Deterrence Chapter IV Offence-Defence Balance and Missile Defence Chapter - V Missile Defence in the Southern Asian Theatre Chapter - VI Conclusion Index