BJP manifesto says will revise India’s nuclear doctrine
Analysts interpret the clause to mean changing of India's policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons
New Delhi: The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to study “in detail" India’s nuclear doctrine and “revise and update it to make it relevant to challenges of current times"—words analysts interpreted to mean changing India’s long-proclaimed policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons. The party’s position was stated in its election manifesto unveiled on Monday at start of the April-May Lok Sabha election where the BJP is predicted to win the most seats.
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