Threats of Nuclear Terrorism: Implications for Indo-Pak Strategic Stability

ASIA FORUM with Mr. Tahir M Azad

PhD Sholar, Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies (SNS), National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30

The two hostile neighbours in South Asia, Pakistan and India have a history of conflicts and wars. Both states possess nuclear weapons and these weapons are the source of strategic stability in South Asia. The study focuses on the specific situation in Pakistan and India, examining their respective conditions, the terrorist threats faced by them, and their vulnerabilities to nuclear terrorism. Terrorists can provoke a nuclear war in South Asia by inflicting conventional violence in India or Pakistan. According to many scholars including Rodney Jones has argued that the Kargil war and 2001-2002 military standoff has weakened the chances of strategic stability in South Asia. The role of terrorist organizations has become a very serious threat in this region. They can take benefits of this weakness.

Mr. Tahir M Azad is a PhD Scholar at the Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies (SNS), National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Pakistan. Mr. Azad holds M.Phil in Strategic & Nuclear Studies and M.Sc in Defence & Strategic Studies. His areas of interest are Nuclear Security, Nuclear Terrorism, South Asian Nuclear Politics and Nuclear Strategies. His previous research includes War on Terror, Afghanistan and Regional Socio-political issues. Mr. Azad is a guest researcher at ISDP.


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