Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

NUCLEARIZATION OF SOUTH ASIA ROLE OF EXTRA REGIONAL POWERS

Published 2022-06-29

Abstract

Since independence in 1947, a constant state of antagonism and enmity has generally been observed between Pakistan and India. Even the so called ‘Peaceful phases’ were uneasy and short lived. An analyst Asley Tellis coined a term “ugly stability” as both the nations entangled themselves in three wars in 1948, 1965 and 1971 against each other. Moreover, number of low intensity escalations which had full tendency to drive the region towards full scale conflict. Thus the threat perception and security dilemma in the south Asia make it easier for the extra regional powers to interfere and use the regional powers for their own vested interests in one way or the other. This study aims to analyze that how far the extra regional powers are responsible for nuclearizing south Asia? This research study has opted for the qualitative methods, to make the study more representative and purposeful both primary as well as secondary sources have been used.