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India and Non-Proliferation Treaty

G S Bhargava How should India react to the latest Chinese test of a guided missile with a nuclear warhead? The simplest and most popular answer will be that we should give up our present policy of developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and decide to make the bomb. On the face of it considerations of security also suggest such a shift in policy because if China, ahead of Western calculations of its progress in nuclear and missile technology, has now achieved an intermediate range of up to 1,500 miles for its missile system, it will not be long before our cities will be sitting ducks for its nuclear warheads.

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