Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
6. Explain the concept of India’s nuclear deterrence and why it is essential for India to maintain it. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India
Why the question:
The article discusses the 25th anniversary of India’s nuclear tests at Pokhran and emphasizes the need for maintaining nuclear sobriety.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about nuclear deterrence of India and its needed.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by describing India’s nuclear deterrence.
Firstly, in brief, write about the evolution of India’s nuclear policy.
Next, write about why it is essential for India to maintain it – practical and pragmatic, helped India secure crucial international deals, NSG waiver, Nuclear weapons as deterrent, cooperation with countries in safe use of nuclear power etc,
Next, write the limitations of the above – defensive policy, changing geopolitics, hostile neighbourhood etc.
Conclude with a balanced opinion regarding India’s nuclear deterrence.