• Dr Tughral Yamin



India and Pakistan relations teeter precariously on the pivot of unresolved issues like Kashmir. Both countries possess well equipped conventional and strategic forces in order to deter the other from initiating hostilities. These are explosive ingredients that make the region a potential tinderbox. Cognizant of the challenges and hazards that threaten peace and stability both countries would like to reduce the risk of war. Over time, a number of mechanisms have been put in place to lessen the threat of war. These include a host of CBMs.Off late however, there have been developments, which are ominous and can potentially destabilise the region. The chief among these is the rising conventional force asymmetry, the development of the Ballistic Missile Defence Shield (BMDS) and Indian naval nuclear forces. There is a need for the two South Asian countries to engage in bilateral risk reduction measures covering both conventional as well as nuclear forces. India is not in a mood to engage with Pakistan and although the latter can ill afford a debilitating arms race, it finds it contrary to its security requirements to let India acquire a pre-eminent position in the nuclear forces. Differing national ambitions preclude easy solutions. The requirement is that a win-win situation is created, whereby the chances of war in the subcontinent are reduced substantially. The NRR concept needs to be

Author Biography

Dr Tughral Yamin

 Acting Head of Department of Strategic Studies and NuclearStudies, National Defence University, Islamabad.




How to Cite

Yamin, Dr Tughral. 2012. “NUCLEAR RISK REDUCTION (NRR) IN SOUTH ASIA”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 1 (2):84-96.