South Asia and Beyond

“The U.S. Will Benefit In Engaging India The Same Way France Does”

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Dr David Santoro, President of the Pacific Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii, a specialist in strategic deterrence, arms control, and nonproliferation with a focus on great-power dynamics and U.S. alliances, particularly the role of China in an era of nuclear multipolarity in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Dr Santoro discusses the reasons and implications of China’s nuclear weapons build-up and modernisation, a Pentagon report that says at least one Chinese nuclear powered and armed submarine is always on patrol, the Chinese Communist Party’s public stand of a no-first-use policy, AUKUS, ‘JAUKUSI’, ‘INFRUS’, the India-U.S. partnership, the India-France relationship, India-Russia ties, South-east Asia, India’s BrahMos deal with the Philippines, President Vladimir Putin’s proposed plans for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, missile defence systems, integrated deterrence and the China challenge.

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