India expanding nuclear weapon facility for military purposes, claims

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  1. Vishwarupa

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    WASHINGTON: A US-based think-tank has claimed that India is expanding its ability to produce highly enriched uranium for military purposes, including more powerful nuclear weapons, citing satellite imagery of an under construction gas centrifuge facility near Mysore.

    In their latest report, David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said that India appeared to be finishing construction of what appears to be a secon ..

    India expanding nuclear weapon facility for military purposes, claims US report - The Economic Times
     
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    So what? India is developing these to safeguard India's security keeping rogue neighbors China & Pakistan in mind. They should file a report against Pakistan who are proliferating nuclear weapons technology to North Korea and Iran.
     
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    US think tanks. Is there anything they don't know?:rolleyes:
     
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    These so called think tank folks suffer from rectal itch disease; they talk as if except Amreekans all other nations are irresponsible and should not produce nukes !

    What about US stockpile of Nukes ? They can retain their weapons however, we should not ! That's wonderful.

    Amreekis think that they are guardians of whole god damn world ! If at all they are, Who will guard the Guardians ?
     
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    Yeah ... perhaps they don't know whats happening in their home since they are so busy researching the Universe. :lol:
     
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    Pakistanis!!! they guard the American convoys to Afghanistan!!! the Americans go there to safeguard Afghanistan and the Pakistanis safeguard the Americans and at times burn their vehicles to show how carefully theu are safeguarding America!!!
     
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    Amid Pak nuclear sabre-rattling, US hawks say India expanding N-arsenal - The Times of India

    WASHINGTON: An American thinktank has raised the bogey of a runaway Indian nuclear weapons programme even as a former CIA analyst has blasted the United States for giving a free pass to Pakistan, without whose help he says Iran and North Korea would not have gone down the nuclear route.

    The new reports come amid a fresh bout of nuclear sabre-rattling against India by Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was reported as saying a fourth war between the two nuclear powers could take place if the Kashmir issue was not resolved, inviting a sulfurous response from the usually placid Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh who said Pakistan "will never win a war in my lifetime."

    The exchanges are perfect grist for Washington's thinktank mills, some of which make a living from dire, and often exaggerated and tendentious projections, about a nuclear Armageddon in the region. On Wednesday, the Institute for Science and International Security ( ISIS) reported that a second gas centrifuge facility it suspected of being constructed at the Rare Materials Plant (RMP) near Mysore, India, "could significantly increase India's ability to produce highly enriched uranium for military purposes, including more powerful nuclear weapons."

    ISIS' conjecture was not based on any hard intelligence about centrifuges or their output at the plant, but merely on the pace and size of building construction at the RMP complex. The report spoke of commercial satellite images showing the doubling in the size of a building under construction and speculated, "If this new facility is indeed a new centrifuge plant, it is plausible to assume that it will house a much greater number of centrifuges."

    "Consequently, India could have more than doubled its enrichment capacity, if the original building continues to function as an enrichment plant. If not, the new building would still represent a net growth in India's enrichment capacity," it added.

    The Indian nuclear community typically treats such reports with contempt and derision, noting that the principal author of the report, David Albright, who campaigned against the US-India nuclear deal, has a long history of making exaggerated and conflated claims about India's nuclear programme.

    A former UN weapons inspector, Albright was also among the proliferation experts who were hopelessly wrong about WMDs in Iraq. "This is the same crowd that was asleep on the watch when Pakistan went nuclear and the US administration and Congress winked at it," a senior Indian government official once told this correspondent during a discussion on the issue.

    Indeed, Washington's so-called nuclear non-proliferation pashas were given a rude reminder of their duplicity and perfidy in the past when a former CIA analyst who blew the whistle on Pakistan crossing the nuclear threshold in the late 1980s resurfaced this week. The analyst, Richard Barlow, told Newsweek magazine how he was marginalized and hounded out of the government for exposing both Islamabad and Washington, which chose to wink at Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme because of its obsession with communism, which required enlisting Islamabad to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

    "If they (the United States) had busted those [Pakistani] networks, Iran would have no nuclear programme, North Korea wouldn't have a uranium bomb, and Pakistan wouldn't have over a hundred nuclear weapons they are driving around in vans to hide from us," Barlow said, in a vivid account of the US-Pakistan shenanigans.

    In interviews with this correspondent in the 1990s, Barlow described how his testimony in Congress on Pakistan's nuclearization was suppressed, and his life wrecked because he challenged the perfidy of the Washington establishment. "They painted me out as a psychotic and destroyed my career," Barlow said in a 1997 interview from Santa Fe, where he was rebuilding his life after working as a $6 an hour tour guide. According to the latest Newsweek account, Barlow now wanders the mountains from Montana to Arizona in his motorhome, hunting and fishing with his three dogs, haunted by the idea of what might have been.

    "I used to hunt Pakistanis," he says. "Now I hunt birds."
     
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    Duh! We are making 6 nuke subs. Where the eff with the uranium come from? That's where!
     
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    Think tanks? These are paid group of writers who anyone willing to pay can buy. Pay them and they will write whatever you want.
    Like whores !
    Why should India not try to defend herself when" the big power" has been weaponizing furiously and plunged the whole World into
    a violent ,aggressive crazy spin...all to satisfy it's desire to dominate and control the World by brute force...
    Reactions to this carzy domination plan is erupting Worldwide...look at China, Russia, Brazil,Venezuala, Malaysia, Vietnam ...everyone is now into this weapons race as no country feels safe from the beast.
    This will give rise to multipolar World Order ,as no single power (with all its high tech weapons) will be able to dominate and control the World. The mutually assured destruction will lead to sanity and peaceful negotiated settlement. As for small, weaker nations, they will
    be wiped out if they confront a major power as their protectors will not be able to intervene anymore. Paki has enjoyed this protection to keep poking India but that game is coming to an end as stakes are being raised by India for " the protector and user" to keep hands off. There is no options left for India other than weaponize to the extreme degree to safeguard herself.
     
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    India needs more enriched uranium for its new nuke power plants and also for generating Plutonium for new nuke subs and INS Vishal reactors. We also need more enriched Uranium for making more nuke bombs. The need for enriched uranium for our nuke bomb program is not so huge that we need new enriching facility as we have a large stockpile of it already but we need it for power generation. Pakistan has been diverting its fuel for bomb making and it is for this reason that their nuke power plants are working at 50% capacity. You must always remember that nuke plants need enriched uranium to be able to replace the spent fuel to maintain their installed generation capacity.
     
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    If the news is true then it is a very good news as we have some testing ahead of us. It is the need of the hour, for India TO HAVE A MORE POWERFUL NUCLEAR BOMB and i hope that India goes ahead and achieves a more powerful nuclear bomb to send China a strong signal.
     

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