India vs. Pakistan Could Be a Nuclear War Where Billions Die

September 22, 2019 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Nuclear WeaponsMilitaryIndiaPakistanTechnology History

India vs. Pakistan Could Be a Nuclear War Where Billions Die

Hundreds of nuclear weapons could go flying. 

India has a “no first use” policy regarding its nuclear weapons, reserving them solely for retaliation in the event of nuclear attack. Indian also adheres to a “minimum self defense” doctrine, in which the fewest nuclear weapons needed to maintain effective deterrence from attack are maintained.

 

Kyle Mizokami is a writer based in San Francisco who has appeared in The Diplomat, Foreign Policy, War is Boring and The Daily Beast. In 2009 he co founded the defense and security blog Japan Security Watch. You can follow him on Twitter: @KyleMizokami.