Pakistan: Brief on Nuclear Doctrine

Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine is not published though it is believed that such a document may exist in the portals of the National Security Council or the Strategic Planning Directorate (SPD).Pakistan’s analysts claim that ambiguity serves as a layer of deterrence though this surmise is debatable.Never the less reasonable deductions on Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine can be drawn culled from various sources including public statements by those in the atomic loop one of the most prominent being Lt Gen Khalid Kidwai.Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal or deterrence is India centric. Developments regarding weapon systems, command and control and delivery run parallel or contingent upon developments in India in this as well as in the conventional sphere as in Pakistan’s strategic thinking nuclear weapons are for full spectrum deterrence that is including against proactive conventional offensive operations by India also known as Cold Start.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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