June 25, 1981
BUREAU OF INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH, US DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 'INDIA-PAKISTANI VIEWS ON A NUCLEAR WEAPONS OPTION AND POTENTIAL REPERCUSSIONS'
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get citationA U.S. Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research report offers an overview of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear programs, and speculates how the development of a weapon in one country could strain relations with Washington and lead to a regional nuclear arms race. India is less likely to take preventive action against Pakistan because of the risk of “antagonizing China,” the report suggests."Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State, 'India-Pakistani Views on a Nuclear Weapons Option and Potential Repercussions'," June 25, 1981, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Department of State FOIA release, copy courtesy of Jeffrey Richelson. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #6. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114242