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

A+| A| A-

From Armament to Disarmament-Conversion Soviet Style

Conversion Soviet Style R G Gidadhubli AN important component of Gorbachev's policy of perestroika and glasnost has been the conversion of defence establishments for civilian needs. Gorbachev's historic speech at the 43rd UN General Assembly in December 1988 on new thinking in domestic and foreign policy of the USSR and his call for disarmament on a global scale gave greater credibility and impetus to the conversion programme that the USSR had already launched in the country.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top