ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Significance of Framework Agreement on Defence

The framework agreement on defence and the nuclear accord that India has entered into with the US have to be seen together. The real meaning and importance of the defence agreement becomes clear once it is situated in the wider historical, political and strategic context of a US out to establish an informal global imperium and looking for junior 'partners' to fulfil this project. And, India, in order to be accepted de facto as a 'responsible nuclear power' is committing itself to various forms of political-strategic cooperation that signal a definitive end to any idea that it will either stand up to the US' global ambitions or that it will attempt any serious role in promoting global nuclear disarmament.

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