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Encyclopaedia of Nuclear Arms Control & Non-Proliferation (In 5 Volumes)

Maj. Gen. R.S. Mehta (Editor)
Synopsis Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation is a complex subject of immense and abiding global concern for nation states, non-state actors, citizen groups and, not the least, individual citizens.  Their concern is from the view point of acquiring first hand knowledge of deliberations involving the United Nations as well as nation states, as also from the perspective of research, referral, critical examination and commentary by interested parties and individuals.  The Encyclopaedia provides its readers a very comprehensive, one stop, turn key and integrated service by covering the entire gamut of nuclear arms, their proliferation and non-proliferation, nuclear accidents and their management, a holistic view on disarmament, nuclear weapon free zones, ballistic missiles, strategic arms limitation including strategic offensive reductions of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as also the enormously important and path breaking U.S-India Nuclear Deal which is now being processed.  Included too are a bouquet of deliberations on nuclear disarmament and connected issues involving international and regional organiations, NGO’s, Associations, Networks and Foundations.  This Encyclopaedia covers a wide ranging span of interests-listing of Acronyms, a Chronology of nuclear and related events and landmarks and a detailed Bibliography to facilitate further reading and research.  A brief Index at the end allows quick access to important issues covered in the text.  Readers and researches will also find comprehensive details of the recently concluded U.S-India civil Nuclear Deal which bring out clearly the perceptions of both State Parties on the issue. The Encyclopaedia of Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation meets the aspirations of all segments of public and private stake holders who are interested in the subject.
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Maj. Gen. R.S. Mehta

Maj. Gen. R.S. Mehta, AVSM, VSM retired from the Indian Army in May 2006, after putting in over 37, years of distinguished service. An Armoured Corps officer, he has, besides commanding an Armoured Regiment and Armoured Brigade, had the unique distinction of serving seven tenures in Jammu and Kashmir, India, in a counter insurgency and Line of Control (LC) environment. He has also commended a Rashtriya Rifles Sector (equivalent to an Infantry Brigade) in South Kashmir and an Infantry Division in North Kashmir. Gen Mehta has had variegated staff and instructional exposure during his career. He has been Chief of Staff in two separate Corps Headquarters, has been on Staff in two separate Corps Headquarters, has been on staff as a Brigadier in Army Headquarters, in New Delhi, handing a host of operational issues. His exposure in the ranks of Lt Col and Capt was also on the operational side. The officer has been an Instructor at two elite Army Institutions: at the National Defence Academy, Pune, as a Capt and Major and at the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington as a Colonel. He is a 2001 graduate of the National Defense College and visited Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Bhutan as part of the course programme. Gen Mehta is an M.Phil in Defense and Strategic Studies from Madras University. Earlier in his career, he did his Masters in English (1975) from Punjab University and in Defense Studies (1985) from Madras University. Widely read, the officer was commended for his dissertation on Revolution in Military Affairs at the NDC in 2001 and on Military Deception at the Staff college in 1985. over the years, he has written regularly on professional matters in Service journals. On retirement, he has started writing in the National Media on a host of subjects, both professional and social. Gen Mehta is passionately involved with diverse issues such as Women’s Empowerment, Prevention of AIDS, Personality Development, Leadership, the Cultural Heritage of India and Ecology, Environment and their preservation. He has been regularly speaking on these issues to students, teacher, parents, service officers and their wives. Recently, His Excellency, the Dalai Lama commended his efforts and asked him to motivate the young to preserve our Ecology when interacting with them on the scourge of AIDS and Personality development. The officer will shortly get involved with the spread of Liberal and Management Education as an administrator as well as teaching faculty in an up coming, world class, deemed University at Pune, India, termed Foundation of Liberal and Management Education (FLAME).

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Title Encyclopaedia of Nuclear Arms Control & Non-Proliferation (In 5 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 9788182742512
length 1462p., Tables; Glossary; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.