Happymon Jacob speaks with Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon, author of The Strategy Trap: India and Pakistan under the Nuclear Shadow (Wisdom Tree, 2018), about some of the main themes in his book. The episode begins with a discussion on India’s defence organisation and the need for reforms. Jacob asks Lt Gen Menon whether India’s nuclear strategy and doctrine need to be reviewed and adapted. The discussion progresses toward India’s option for low-scale conventional strikes against Pakistan; Gen Menon says that such strikes have low political utility for India vis-à-vis altering Pakistan’s strategic behaviour. The episode closes with an engaging debate on India’s military strategy towards China