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Pakistan's Fulda Gap: Emerging Interest in Tactical Nukes

A Pakistani military handout from April 2011 of a test-firing of the Hatf IX (NASR) missile at an undisclosed location.
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Pakistan's Fulda Gap: Emerging Interest in Tactical Nukes

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 1, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jaganath Sankaran, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Related Projects: International Security, Managing the Atom, Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Description:

In the recent decade India and Pakistan have experienced two events, the 1999 Kargil War and the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, which were seen as raising the possibility of a full scale war between them. In both events, Pakistan was seen as the perpetrator and was threatened by India with limited conventional military retaliation. Fearing its inability to block such an offensive, Pakistan has opted to develop tactical battlefield nuclear weapons. The speaker will explore the implications of this new weapon development for international security and any potential cooperation between India and Pakistan.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Contact:

ISP Program Coordinator
International Security Program, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School
Email: susan_lynch@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-1981
Fax: 617-495-8963
Url: http://www.belfercenter.org/ISP/

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