Full Spectrum Deterrence Capability

Q.  Full Spectrum Deterrence Capability refers to:
- Published on 13 Sep 15

a. Deterrence capability in line with the dictates of ‘credible minimum deterrence’ in order to dissuade all forms of aggression
b. Deterrence capability in line with maximal credible deterrence to escalate aggression and start an arms race
c. Arms race is to be avoided through this form of deterrence
d. Both a and c

ANSWER: Both a and c
Pakistan has assessed India to have enough fissile material for more than 2,000 nuclear warheads. India’s growing nuclear arsenal and absence of conflict resolution mechanism have spurred Pakistan to maintain full spectrum deterrence capability. This resolve was stressed in a meeting of National Command Authority chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held at Joint Staff Headquarters in Chaklala, Pakistan.

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