In remembrance of India’s nuclear and strategic guru

In remembrance of India’s nuclear and strategic guru

In this obituary essay in Foreign Policy magazine, Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf pays tribute to K Subrahmanyam, independent India’s leading strategic thinker, who passed away on 2 February 2011. Subrahmanyam strongly influenced India’s decision both to build a nuclear deterrent and to constrain it with a policy of no first use. 
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Areas of expertise: Asia-Pacific/Indo-Pacific strategic order; India and the Indian Ocean; maritime security; nuclear arms control
Areas of expertise: Indo-Pacific strategy; Australian security and foreign policy; Australia’s key security relationships including the Quad; strategic impacts of the rise of China and India; maritime security; nuclear issues
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