What happens in future depends on circumstances: Rajnath on no first use of nuke policyPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 16-08-2019 14:58 IST | Created: 16-08-2019 14:58 IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India remained "firmly committed" to the doctrine of 'no first use' for nuclear weapons but what happens in future depends on the circumstances. The defence minister said this on Twitter after visiting Pokhran where India carried out nuclear tests in 1998 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister.
"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," Singh said. India has been following the doctrine of no first use of nuclear weapons.