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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Chaudhuri is the foreign editor of the Hindustan Times, based in New Delhi. From 1985 to 2000, he wrote about international politics and economic issues for the Calcutta newspapers The Telegraph and The Statesman. As a member of the Aspen Strategy Group of India, he is a delegate for Track II dialogue between India and the United States, and between India and China. In 2011 he began a two-year term on India's National Security Advisory Board. In 1985 he received a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University.
The author writes that, though the Indian public has never questioned nuclear doctrine in the past, it is a dangerous assumption of the nation's nuclear establishment that people will not begin doing so now.
The author reports that India is on the brink of a breakthrough whereby nuclear energy could stop being a subset of the country's overall nuclear arsenal and instead become a subset of the electricity industry.