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

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The Bomb, the NPT and Indian Elites

Ashis Nandy This paper examines the attitudes of Indian decision-makers to a nuclear armoury for the country. It is based on interviews of a purposive sample of strategic, emerging and intermediate elites. Though the sample is not representative in any strict sense, it covers a wide variety of critical men: in terms of ideology, party affiliation, strategic location in the decision-making structure and capacity to influence opinion presently as welt as in the future. In sum, the sample includes at least a majority of those whose Voices count

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