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Dubious Stand

Different Strokes ACHIN VANAIK's article on the CTBT debate (August 24-31) was an informative and comprehensive review of the Indian st and on the issue and on the contrast between the Indian and the Japanese stands on nuclear disarmament. There is no doubt that Japan is the worst sufferer from nuclear weapons and its role in the nuclear debate has been exemparly. It is also true that public opinion in Japan has strongly criticised the continuing development and improvement of nuclear armaments. Vanaik is right in stating that Japan like India has its own border issues and despite those it hits been advocating nuclear disarmament and CTBT whereas India has refused to sign the CTBT due to 'security reasons'.

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