Complexities of Achieving Strategic Stability in Southern Asia: An Indian Perspective

Published: 29 Sep 2020

The concept of strategic stability provides a framework for strengthening security in the nuclear age. This report explores the possibilities and constraints for achieving strategic stability in South Asia. The strained relationship between India, on the one hand, and Pakistan and China on the other makes it challenging to achieve such stability. Nevertheless, it is important to explore new options in a region that is frequently exposed to crises, and where some countries have nuclear weapons strategies that rely manipulating risks to bolster deterrence. The report discusses various measures that could weaken incentives for using nuclear weapons.