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NSA Diana Wueger Published in Washington Quarterly

By Catherine L. Grant
October 13, 2016

NSA Faculty Associate for Research Diana Wueger has recently had an article titled “India’s Nuclear-Armed Submarines: Deterrence or Danger?” published in the Washington Quarterly. Her article briefly discusses the capabilities of India’s powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant (the first ever built by India), and explores the implications of SSBNs for the region, particularly vis-à-vis Pakistan and China. She questions whether SSBNs actually deter and lead to strategic stability, arguing “a-based deterrence is unlikely to contribute significantly to strategic stability in South Asia, nor will it provide much benefit to India’s overall strategic security.”

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