Pakistan’s Nuclear Development

  • Ziba Moshaver
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Pakistan’s nuclear activities have caused greater concern among proliferation observers than India’s. This is not because Pakistan has been technically nearer to weapons acquisition than India. Nor is it because Pakistan has displayed greater interest in acquiring such weapons than India. On the contrary, as Chapters 2 and 4 maintained, there has been both a more institutionalized bomb lobby and a far more advanced nuclear capability in India than in Pakistan. Diplomatically, too, as will be seen in the following chapters, Pakistan, like India, has repeatedly denied any weapons intentions and at times was even more favourable to non-proliferation proposals than India.


Nuclear Energy Nuclear Weapon Research Reactor Commercial Energy Nuclear Development 
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  1. 16.
    See US Congress, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Analysis of six issues about nuclear capabilities of India, Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, (Washington DC: Congress Research Service, 1982), p. 17; also Pakistan Issues and Options in Energy Sector, World Bank (Washington DC: 1980), pp. 54–6.Google Scholar
  2. 27.
    For a bibliography of such sources see L. Spector, Going Nuclear, (Cambridge, Mass.: Ballinger Publishing, 1987), pp. 280–9. For a collection of media reports on Pakistan’s allegedly covert activities and purchases for enrichment plan seeGoogle Scholar
  3. Sreedhar, Pakistan’s Bomb, A Documentary Study (New Delhi: ABC Publishing House, 1986). Not surprisingly the introduction to this book is written by K. Subrahmanyam, the ardent advocate of nuclear weapons. Also see P. K. S. Namboodiri, ‘China-Pakistan nuclear axis’, Strategic Analysis, October 1982 (New Delhi: IDSA).Google Scholar

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