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Non-Achieving Society

December 7, 1968 the starting point, it becomes for the author the conclusion even after the Government had openly repugned it. Lade of clarity sometimes leads the author into unhelpful situations. For example, considering speculations about Pakistan acquiring nuclear weapons, Subrahmanyam writes: "Whatever be the considerations on which the Indian decision is likely to be based, Pakistan's threat to enter into weapon production to counter an Indian bomb is the least likely one to influence it" and he thinks that China's arming of Pakistan with nuclear weapons is a possibility and that India might do well to be on guard against such a contingency. The author even ventures to predict that the "coming decade may well see Pakistan reconciling herself to an appropriate equation of power and role within the subcontinent". One only wishes Subrahmanyam's prediction would come true and that Indo- Pak security problems be sorted out.

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