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IPCS Workshop on Disarmament and Nuclear Issues for Govt. Officials and Serving Officers

The Institute, in collaboration with the IDSA, organizes workshops on disarmament and nuclear issues for GOI officials and serving officers from the armed forces. The objective of the workshop is to raise the level of awareness and understanding among serving officials in the GOI (both civilian and military) on contemporary nuclear issues. The first two workshops were held in August 2007 and January 2008. The third workshop was held in November 2008.

This project is supported by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).

I. Basics of Nuclear Reactors and Fuel
Prof. R Rajaraman

II. Concept of Nuclear Deterrence
Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal

III. Four (Nuclear) Indo-Pak Crises and a Peace Process
Prof. P R Chari

IV. Limited War/Cold Start under the Nuclear Shadow
Adm. Raja Menon

V. Comparing nuclear doctrines of India, Pakistan and China
Air Marshal Kapil Kak

VI. Indo-US Nuclear Deal (Panel Discussion)
Prof. PR Chari and Prof. R Rajaraman

VII. Missile Defence/China’s ASAT Test
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee

VIII. Stresses in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime (Panel Discussion)
Adm. Raja Menon and Amb. Arundhati Ghose

IX. N-terrorism film and discussion
Prof. PR Chari and Mr. NS Sisodia


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