Five myths about India's nuclear posture

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    A stylish write up of a professor. Anything else he writes would jeopardize his position at MIT. He is giving the Amrican State Department version of Indian nuclear posture.

    But good reading material except several times I seamed to be lost in the write up.

    Not worth paying too much attention.
     
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    Interesting that no mention of fissile material reserve and how that would Not be a factor when ; a small fact conveniently left out. As well as all the fast breeder reactors on the military side.
     
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    This is laughable, so the entire article is completely based of guesses and conjecture.
    Opening line: We have no information about Indias nuclear programme..this is so bad, India does talk about anything :lol: Keep crying.

    Myth -1: India's minimum deterrence is a myth.

    According him what is minimum towards china is not minimum towards Pakistan hence it is a myth. Sheer stupidity of this statement.... minimum deterrence is basically minimum requirement to keep India safe *not* minimum vs an individual country. The author goes on for a good 3 pages using this moronic logic.

    Myth-2: Indians nukes are not mated
    Cant comment on the technical stuff, apart from that he does some guesswork about the weapons moving towards a ready to use mated state, and then scare mongers about accidental use, despite knowing nothing about fail safes and measures inside, at teh very end
    But he will write a lot about how these are unsafe. :lol:

    Myth-3: India's NFU
    I couldnt care less if we had a NFU or not. If not having one deters enemies from doing bad things then okay it's totally fine. the NFU is slightly ambiguous for a reason.
    This is sheer stupidity, any country when faced with major attacks will be angry and want to attack back, this guy seems to expect different special, parameters for India
    His second "reason' is even more laughable:
    In the event of a war India would want to neutralize the nuclear capabilities of the other nation, and attack them, thee may trigger an nuke explosion within that country and hence India used nukes first.
    :lol::rofl:

    Myth-4: Political Leaders Determine India’s Nuclear Posture
    Again more scare mongering, It's pretty obvious that nuclear policies will have to involve everyone and politicians are definetly not experts on security and other areas and will rely on advice from people who know better, and the decisions will be collective. He then goes on to try and make it look as if drdo is a rowdy and does what it wants. On the basis of one report that says the agni-6 missile has not been sanctioned but they are doing some preliminary research work lol...the govt had not officially sanctioned mangalyaan until one before the launch, but had sanctioned a study of it's feasibility 1 year before it's official launch. Does this guy really want to the govt to telegraph every one of it's single moves for him ? :lol:

    Myth-5: India’s Nuclear Infrastructure is Secure

    Again .."I have no info, but hey it is possible that it is insecure" but at the end:
    Yes lets just put our security details in the public domain because that will make it more secure. Is this guy just plain retarded.
     
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    This genius probably got lots of money to push an agenda or point of view. Using his
    Position of being a professor at a top university to legitimize his opinion , then published
    In a journal which influences foreign policy or wishes it did.
     
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    :confused::confused2::boring:
     
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    Really poorly written article that is basically meaning less. My best guess is that he was required to public an article by set deadline and that is the best he could come up with after a weekend of heavy drinking.

    Some points are technically correct at just the right angle and under just the right circumstances or at their very very basic, like point 1, "you need more force to deter China than Pakistan", but the "yeah and sooooooo what? Who cares, how that change the big picture" is completely ignored, because he has no real points to make.
     
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    No Indian should forget that that the West engages in a "containment" policy towards India, which includes denying India critical technologies and resources.

    The safety of R&D establishments and researchers needs to be increased.

    India needs to fear the Americans the most.
     
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    well this is not the new case. as far as my view goes, the Americans have been always wrong about India. some how with all their analysis and think tank forces they have not yet gauged the true nature of India or they have just ignored India purposefully. its just the Bush and Obama which did some initiatives to bring India in the loop.
     
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    Apologies for a little side-track:

    Qian Xuesen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dont think USA will make mistake like before and this time there are many many Qian Xuesens and they are mostly Indian who speak English - hence USA will maintain good relations and also make it enticing for such people to come and remain in USA. We must not also forget India currently and in future also has a lot of capable people. This is a operational risk for India nuclear posture one has to say ...
     

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