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A Shield Against the Bomb : Ballistic Missile Defence in a Nuclear Environment - A. Vinod Kumar

A Shield Against the Bomb

Ballistic Missile Defence in a Nuclear Environment

eBook Published: 15th May 2019
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For every major military invention in human history, there has quite always been a countervailing technology. Nuclear weapons have, however, remained an exception. Ballistic missile defence (BMD) has, in recent years, emerged as a formidable means to defend against nuclear-armed delivery systems though yet to prove their total reliability. What does the advent of BMD mean for the nuclear revolution - will it make nuclear weapons obsolete or in turn lead to a new arms race among great powers? This book is a concise volume that examines these strategic dimensions of missile defences, mainly its impact on deterrence. It promises thematic variety by incorporating a technological survey that explains the evolution of BMD concepts and also includes a case study of Southern Asia that throws light on BMD dynamics in a volatile region. The volume balances new conceptual inquests with policy analysis that will make it useful literature on BMD for academics and policymakers.


Chapter - I The Context

Chapter - II The Evolution and Future of Strategic Interception Technologies

Chapter III Missile Defence and Nuclear Deterrence

Chapter IV Offence-Defence Balance and Missile Defence

Chapter - V Missile Defence in the Southern Asian Theatre

Chapter - VI Conclusion


ISBN: 9789388161442
ISBN-10: 9388161440
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 15th May 2019
Publisher: VIJ Books (India) PVT Ltd
Edition Number: 1