July 1, 2012

India Has Not Severed Saudi-Pakistan Ties

B Raman, Rediff

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Unless Saudi Arabia develops its own independent nuclear capability, Pakistan's Sunni bomb would be indispensable for it to deter Iran's Shia nuclear adventurism. Let there be no wishful-thinking about it in Indian policy-making circles and public opinion.

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