Claim: Karnataka home to 2nd covert N-site, drone testing

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    Karnataka home to second covert nuke site, drone testing: report

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    Image provided by IHS Jane's appears to show a potential uranium enrichment site at Mysore’s Indian Rare Metals Plant. Karnataka appeared to be a site of hectic activity for India’s covert uranium enrichment programme as well as a secret testing ground for armed drones, according to satellite photographs and other evidence compiled by a U.S. think-tank. Photo: Special Arrangement

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...-site-drone-testing-report/article6168832.ece

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    India should be ready to impose trade embargo on any country that tries to act using the justification drawn from the NPT. IF sanctions do come through, India will have the opportunity to perform another rounds of nuclear tests, that are badly needed. Hopefully, there are newer, and more sophisticated designs ready for testing at a few months' notice.
     
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    Khudapura nuclear site: Exclusive image

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    Airbus imagery dated April 17, 2014 showing how land is being divided up near Khudapura, Chitradurga District, Karnataka. Courtesy: Institute for Science and International Security

    Source: Khudapura nuclear site: Exclusive image - The Hindu
     
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    This stupid news item is like saying that a couple got married so thy could covertly have sex.

    There is nothing covert about that unsafeguarded site and it is perfectly within India's rights to make Uranium or make love on that site. Stupid lifafa news item - also brainless because it is idiotic to test drones on a nuclear production site when all aerospace facilities are elsewhere
     
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    That is why I called it a claim. Anything coming out of these alphabet soup "organizations" in the US or EU should be treated as a claim until further verification.

    Look at the first image. What they are calling a "cascade," might actually be a large chicken poultry. Whatever it is, why don't these people preparing these "reports" get a proper job?
     
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    AFAIK, their job IS TO MAKE THESE chicken shit reports :)

    On a more serious note, can we ever find such clandestine activity reported on US soil ??
     
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    Yes, but these are brushed off as "conspiracy theory" by the US media, only later to be discovered as being true. See the picture below:

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    Is it related somewhere to the PM's trip to USA in September ? By publishing these news item are they trying to lobby for more concession on nuclear liability law?
     
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    How is this even news ? SMEF Chitradurga has been under construction for a long time because the enrichment facility at Ratnahalli will be supplying fuel for Arihant class submarines. Hence a new enrichment facility is needed at Chitradurga.

    ‘In the event of a nuclear incident, victims must get prompt compensation' - The Hindu

    Regarding drone site, Chitradurga has a firing range which has been used in the past for the Tejas program. It makes sense to test drones at Chitradurga because it is 2-3 hours from Bangalore and also has a firing range.
     
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    Sir and even they are concerned that India might start digging the URANIUM in India and would stop buying it from outside. This is the reason they have so many NGO's doing dharnas and protesting to stop the eco-system... Idiots, they have to do this in USA first and then come to India.
     
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    For a supposedly third world, backward and poor country, India sure gets a lot of attention from likes of US. Indirectly, so many US "think-tank" employees have their livelihoods dependent on preparing reports like these which can serve as a good alternate to toilet paper if needed.

    BTW, next thing US would claim is that there are WMDs in Iraq and attack it to ensure global nuclear safety..oh wait, that was already done in 2003. :thumb:
     
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    Are there reservations for Muslims and OBCs in India's nuclear program?

    I have received word that India's nuclear program may be the target of a Islam-wide fatwa in the near future, with sabotage against Indian nuclear facilities a 'sacred duty' of any keeper of the faith...
     
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    Please post the source of your information.

    I think your information is totally wrong. Never heard Indian Muslims saying against nuclear plants or military installation rather any educated youth would love to work for these facilities. As far as OBC's are concern then you have no Idea what you are saying.

    Having said that, land accusation for such installations can have local resistance at times, which we deal with our own way.
     
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    Not at all. Only brahmins and banias are allowed. Just Google for the application forms. In fact Google for "Hindustan Nuclear University, Nagpur, Tamil Nadu" and you will see that only the highest of high caste Hinds are allowed. They are first tested to see if they know Vedas and then admitted.

    In fact radioactive elements like Uranium and Plutonium and known to have a caste system. They are "untouchables". Does everyone touch and fondle them in China? In Pakistan these elements were imported from China, and everyone was allowed to fondle and rub them. That is why Pakistani brains were affected and everyone became equal.
     
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    Nobody wants to locate and cite or quote the reports mentioned by The Hindu{I}? This is so typical of DFI. It's much easier to whine, on and on and on, about how unfairly India is treated by Uncle Sam than to contribute any solid information.
     
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    I would say, there should be no need to confirm or deny this report. Confirmation increases our standing among our friends, who want us to be strong ex. Singapore,Vietnam or even Japan and our enemies will fear us more. Anyhow, our enemies want us to break down. This will cool their ambitions.

    If Jane is giving us free publicity, Someone needs to send them a Jaadu kee Jhappi :)
     
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    An article from Pakistan point of view...


    Nuclear sophistry - Asif Ezdi
     
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