No first use nuclear policy may change: Rajnath

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there might be a major shift in India’s policy of using nuclear weapons. Currently India has a ‘no first use policy’ on nuclear weapons.

“Till today, our nuclear policy is ‘No First Use’. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” said Rajnath Singh, while speaking at an event in Pokhran.

Also, the Defence Minister tweeted, “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atal Ji’s firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’. India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances.”

It may be mentioned here that, India had declared a ‘no first use’ nuclear policy following the nuclear weapons test in 1998.

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