Indian defence and weapons of mass destruction: NCA #Hindustan360

In 1999 India was estimated to have 800 kg of separated reactor-grade plutonium, with a total amount of 8300 kg of civilian plutonium, enough for approximately 1,000 nuclear weapons. View more at #Hindustan360.
India is not a signatory to the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which it argues entrenches the status quo of the existing nuclear weapons states whilst preventing general nuclear disarmament. India has signed and ratified the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. India is also a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime and a subscribing state to the Hague Code of Conduct.

Nuclear Triad

  • Land-based ballistic missiles
  • Air-based nuclear weapons
  • Sea-based ballistic missiles

Nuclear Command Authority (India)

The Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) of India is the authority responsible for command, control and operational decisions regarding India’s nuclear weapons programme. Read complete article

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