Demonetise Nuclear Weapons Currency
By Raj Chengappa - India Today
In June, Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar had vowed not to speak to the media for six months as his statements always seemed to draw him into controversies. However, within four months, at a book release function on November 10, in answer to an innocuous question from a journalist in the audience, Parrikar raised a storm when he went on to question the fundamentals of India's nuclear doctrine, particularly its policy on unleashing its atomic arsenal against an enemy country.
Ever since India's second test in 1998, ordered by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there has been heated debate over what red lines have to be crossed for India to launch a nuclear attack.