U.S. State Department cable states that the Carter administration has “reached a dead end” in its efforts to curb the proliferation of nuclear technology in South Asia. The State Department is wary of taking too strong an approach to Pakistan’s nuclear endeavors, given the security ties between the two countries and concerns about Pakistan’s stability.
February 17, 1984
Hugh Montgomery, director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State, to Ambassador Ronald Spiers, Enclosing 'India-Pakistan: Pressures for Nuclear Proliferation,' Report 778-AR
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A memorandum from Hugh Montgomery, The Director of Intelligence and Research at the State Department to Ambassador Ronald Spiers discussing Indian and Pakistani nuclear proliferation. The Director details tensions between Pakistan and India, potential actions by India to stop a Pakistani nuclear program, and the influence of outside actors such as the USSR, China, and the United States.
- Nuclear weapons--India
- Nuclear proliferation
- India--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
- India--Foreign relations--Pakistan
- India--Foreign relations--United States
- Nuclear weapons--Pakistan
- China--Foreign relations--Pakistan
- Pakistan--Foreign relations--United States
- China--Foreign relations--India
- Pakistan--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
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