Chandigarh

GOVERNOR RELEASES “THE STRATEGY TRAP-INDIA AND PAKISTAN UNDER NUCLEAR SHADOW” WRITTEN BY LT GEN PRAKASH MENON

July 05, 2018 05:47 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. V.P. Singh Badnore on Thursday  released a book titled “The Strategy Trap-India and Pakistan under Nuclear Shadow” written by Lt Gen Prakash Menon at Punjab Raj Bhawan.

The book examines a highly pertinent issue of utility of force in the Indo-Pak context. Besides this the impact of nuclear weapon on Indo-Pak conflict and the concept of limited war are also of prime focus.

Talking about the book, the Governor said that it is a comprehensive, exhaustive and a well researched book that talks about Nuclear Theology of India and its neighbouring countries.

Addressing the serving officers and veteran of Indian Army, the Governor said in any kind of war whether Military or Nuclear the impact is more on the civilian population which has to be kept in mind. He said that the title of the book is self descriptive which talks about India and Pakistan being under constant Nuclear Shadow. It sums up the strategic structural condition in Indo-Pak relations.

An escape from the trap the author believes is only possible by political judiciousness of both sides. Mr. Badnore also said that deterrence theory and an analysis of nuclear doctrine of several countries forms the theoretical bedrock of the book.

The author, Lt Gen (Retd) Prakash Menon PVSM, AVSM, VSM served as the Military Advisor from 2011 to 2014 and an Officer on Special Duty from 2015 to 2017 in India’s National Security Council Secretariat. Currently, he is the Director Strategic Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution Bengaluru.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Lt Gen Surinder Singh, Goc-in-C, Western Command, Lt Gen (Retd.) Vijay Oberoi, Lt Gen (Retd.) K.J. Singh, Prof Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh and other officers from Military and Civil.

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