May 9, 2012
The Asian Arms Race That Wasn't
M. Taylor Fravel & Vipin Narang, Foreign Policy
The idea that India can -- or even intends to -- achieve nuclear parity with China with a single test is misguided. Nuclear posture unfolds over years and decades, and India is just now creeping toward having an assured retaliation capability against China. Even when the Agni V is inducted into India's military, Beijing will still enjoy clear advantages in both warheads and delivery systems, and it will retain them for the foreseeable future.
TAGGED: Pakistan, Asia, China, India