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January 1989

Memo Regarding the Issue of the Lease of a Soviet Nuclear Submarine to India

This document discusses potential political repercussions of the Soviet Union's lease of a nuclear submarine to India vis-a-vis Pakistan and the USSR's global status.

October 27, 1989

Letter from Rajiv Gandhi to M. S. Gorbachev (Edited)

Letter from Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev asking him to personally intervene on behalf of a project to create an atomic submarine in India.

October 31, 1986

Information On the Question of Renting Soviet Atomic Submarines to India

This document considers the political consequences of carrying through with the Soviet Union's promise to provide India with an Atomic submarine for scientific purposes.

May 14, 1964

Research Memorandum INR-16 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Indian Nuclear Weapons Development'

An intelligence report that the fuel core of the Canadian-Indian Reactor (CIR) at Trombay was being changed every six months raised questions about India’s nuclear objectives: a six-month period was quite short for “normal research reactor operations,” but it was the optimum time for using the CIR’s spent fuel for producing weapons grade plutonium. According to INR, India had taken the “first deliberate decision in the series leading to a nuclear weapon,” which was to have “available, on demand, unsafeguarded weapons-grade plutonium or, at the least, the capacity to produce it.”

December 22, 1976

UN and Conference Divisions, Ministry of External Affairs, 'Brief on India’s position on the question of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia'

Considerations of Pakistan's proposal for a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia

April 30, 1975

Telegram from L.L. Mehorta, Charge d’Affaires in Beijing

China’s stance towards India and Pakistan, and a Pakistani proposal for a nuclear-free zone in South Asia

October 6, 1967

Telegram from the Indian Ambassador to Brazil, 'Nuclear Cooperation Between India and Brazil'

Brazil has entered cooperative agreements with many countries and is would like to work with India as well.

August 2, 1966

Rajya Sabha Q&A on a Disarmament Conference for Non-Aligned Countires

Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of External Affairs, Sardar Swaran Singh, on the scheduling and progress of an International Disarmament Conference for Non-Aligned Countries.

August 18, 1972

Rajya Sabha Q&A on American Reports of the Indian Nuclear Program

Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Surenda Pal Singh, on accusations in the American media that the Indian nuclear program does not comply with IAEA regulations.

July 30, 1970

Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Financial Cost of the Nuclear Program

Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Prime Minister of Atomic Energy, Shrimati Indira Gandhi, on whether to create a committee to carry out a study on the financial cost of India's nuclear program.