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Nuclear posture, command and control

Nuclear posture, command and control

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The research paper touches intriguing aspects of nuclear strategy : posture, command, control, vulnerabilities, etc
The research paper touches intriguing aspects of nuclear strategy : posture, command, control, vulnerabilities, etc

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NAVALPOSTGRADUATESCHOOL
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
THESIS
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimitedINDIAN NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTROLDILEMMA
 byRakesh Kumar September 2006Thesis Co-Advisors: Dan C.Boger Peter R.Lavoy
 
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Indian Nuclear Command and Control Dilemma
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Rakesh Kumar 
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 Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey, CA 93943-5000
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The aim of the thesis to analyze the India’s nuclear weapons command and control dilemma as a consequence of its 1998 nuclear tests. The small size of India’s nuclear weapons does not imply that its command and controlstructure would be simple. It would require the same infrastructure, capabilities, and operating concepts possessed bycountries with larger number of nuclear weapons, but maybe on a smaller scale. A small arsenal is easy to control, butthen it is vulnerable to attack, and hence the issue of command and control becomes more complex. India’s No-First-Use (NFU) policy and the de-mated nuclear posture also make the command and control of nuclear weapons look simple, affordable, and easy to implement. But the nuclear policy and posture must be examined through the prism of  peacetime, crisis and wartime situations. The smooth transition from peacetime to crisis and, if required, to wartimedemands a robust command and control system.This thesis examines the requirements and then provides recommendations for the command and control structurefor Indian nuclear operations. The thesis will investigates the U.S. command and control model and draws lessons for a suitable option for India. While NFU has many challenges, it can be effective provided that India adopts anoperational capability of Launch After Attack (LAA), which would require a significant upgrade of command andcontrol structure and procedures. In particular, this thesis demonstrates the role that civilians and military couldeffectively play to strengthen “minimum credible deterrence” within the established financial, political, and strategic parameters.
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Nuclear command and control, nuclear weapons, civil-military relations
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