chapter  9
12 Pages

'Lest We Forget The Futility and Irrelevance of Nuclear Weapons for India', in Raju G.C. Thomas and Amit Gupta (eds), India's Nuclear Security, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, pp. 263–73

The immediate reaction of man y Indian scientists and technologists in the aftermath of the May 1998 nuclear explosions was a sense of elation. They felt that they could obtain notable successes wherever the government supported them politically and financially. But introspection in a somewhat detached manner raised many serious doubts about these developments, given India's historical background and potential future consequences.