July 26, 1972
US EMBASSY INDIA CABLE 9293 TO STATE DEPARTMENT, 'INDIAN NUCLEAR INTENTIONS'
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get citationThe Embassy acknowledged that India had the “technical know-how and possibly materials to develop [a] simple nuclear device within period of months after GOI decision to do so.” Nevertheless, it saw no evidence that a decision had been made to test a device. Moreover, capabilities to deliver nuclear weapons were limited, with no plans in sight to “develop [a] missile launch system.”"US Embassy India Cable 9293 to State Department, 'Indian Nuclear Intentions'," July 26, 1972, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, National Archives, Record Group 59, SN 70-73 Def 1 India. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #4. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113904