December 24, 1964
K.R. Narayanan, 'India and the Chinese Bomb'
K.R. Narayanan, Director of China Division at Ministry of External Affairs, writes that the explosion of the first nuclear bomb by China will alter the political balance of Asia and the world and development of nuclear weapons by India can be justified and beneficial for the country and the international system as well.
August 30, 1965
Note, P. S. Ratnam, 'Starred Question No. 8196 for 30-8-1965 in Lok Sabha'
The Indian Ministry of Defense evaluated the impact of the Chinese nuclear explosion and reported that the more immediate and real Chinese threat comes from conventional arms. The Chinese nuclear test poses a long term military threat, but its strategic implication and India's consequent actions require constant review.