Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Strategic Forces Command (SFC)

India's nuclear command and control system was placed under a new Strategic Forces Command (SFC) structure by June 2002. As recommended by the Arun Singh Committee, an army strategic rocket command (ASRC) to handle surface-based nuclear weapons was also formed. An elaborate command and control structure for handling India's nuclear arsenal has been worked out. The nuclear forces chief reports to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) [until the Chief of Defence Staff is appointed]. The final authority on decisions regarding nuclear weapons is the cabinet committee on security.

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