China, India, Pakistan and the United States, all are a part of South Asian nuclear puzzle. According to a report, even though India and Pakistan are major nuclear powers, a full-scale war is not impossible.
A study project by a Washington think-tank, the Brookings Institution, focuses on China, India, Pakistan and the United States, and the strategic chain that binds them. That, incidentally, also makes these countries a part of the South Asian nuclear puzzle. The study discusses the dynamics between the four nations and argues that nothing really makes sense on a bilateral basis,
Pakistan responds strategically to India, India responds both to Pakistan and China, which in turn responds both to India and the United States… Without Indian restraint, Pakistan is unlikely to constrain its programs unilaterally. Without Chinese restraint, India will be very reluctant to limit its programs unilaterally or engage in bilateral controls with Pakistan that, according to India, would limit its options vis-à-vis China. And without U.S. constraints on capabilities of concern to China, Beijing may continue to resist curbing its strategic modernization efforts.
The report goes on to explore the influence of other countries influencing the dynamics in South Asia, adding Russia to the chain. The report establishes that Pakistan’s security threat comes from India and that at the heart of these tensions lie Kashmir.
The study essentially tries to piece together the South Asian nuclear puzzle. Who is to blame is really not the case here. The study effectively links everything in an effort to pinpoint ground zero. The author notes that India is pursuing an ambitious military build-up to become a global power, a force to be reckoned with, and as such, is not willing to pursue peacefully negotiated resolution of the Kashmir issue,
The absence of a meaningful, sustainable and result-driven dialogue and the growing strategic partnership between India and the United States are matters of grave concern for Pakistan.
The author notes that New Delhi spends seven times as much as Islamabad on military. He also notes that India as the most unsafeguarded nuclear program of all states that are not party to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and he also notes that while India maintains its military buildup is in response to China the facts are entirely the opposite,
The most advanced, accurate, and operationally-ready Indian missile can be employed against Pakistan more effectively than against China.
The study lasted for 15 months. To have the pieces fit seamlessly in this South Asian nuclear puzzle, perhaps more such studies should be conducted in an effort to bring peace to many regions around the world.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.