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Feeding the Nuclear Fire
Zia Mian and M. V. Ramana
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 40, No. 35 (Aug. 27 - Sep. 2, 2005), pp. 3808-3812
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4417069
Page Count: 5
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There are two fundamental questions at the core of the Indo-US nuclear agreement. The first is whether India needs nuclear energy for its development. A good case can be made that it does not. The second is whether the country needs nuclear weapons if it wants to live in peace with the world. Many believe, with good reason, that it does not. The answer to both questions that is offered by the deal is a future in which a nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed India swaggers along in the shadow of the US. The choice could not be more stark.
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