MISSILE SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION DRIVERS AND STRATEGIC STABILITY RIDDLES IN SOUTH ASIA
Keywords:Missiles, Modernization, Arms Race, Strategic, Riddles
Pakistan has adopted a realistic approach to progressing its cruise and ballistic missile arsenal. India seems in a better position in the modernization processes of its missile arsenal due to the generous transfer of missile technologies and gears by its allies named the US, Israel, and Russia. The Americans appear inclined to prioritize their geostrategic interests over their non-proliferation norms and objectives. New Delhi’s confidence in the steady progress in the BMD systems, hypersonic cruise missiles, hypervelocity-gliding projectiles, and anti-satellite kill vehicle capability adds a new variant to India-Pakistan's competitive strategic dyad. India's sharpening of its missile arsenal necessitates Pakistan to take similar measures concerning its nuclear forces to ensure the credibility of its Full Spectrum Deterrence posture. The modernization of missile systems added new variants of strategic stability riddles in the South Asian strategic environment.
Jaspal, Dr. Zafar Nawaz. 2023. "Missile Systems Modernization Drivers and Strategic Stability Riddles in South Asia." Strategic Thought 2023 (5): 31-56.