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Yogesh Joshi

Yogesh Joshi is a PhD candidate at the Center for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. At CIPOD, he works with Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan, under whose supervision he is writing his masters dissertation on the subject of power in international politics. He represented India at the second Global Zero World Summit and is also a CSIS-Pacific Forum young leader.

Articles by Yogesh Joshi (1)

  • Sea-basing threatens India's minimalist nuclear strategy

    Both the draft nuclear doctrine released in 1999 and the official nuclear doctrine released later in 2003 state India's commitment to a minimalist nuclear posture. This nuclear minimalism was best advocated in the policy of credible minimum deterrence (CMD). Two assumptions inform the concept of CMD. First, that deterrence can be projected at low numbers, and second, that a ready arsenal – delivery vehicles mated with warheads at continuous alert – is unnecessary.