India, Pakistan Tactical Arms Race Is Very Risky, New Report Says

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  1. arnabmit

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    India, Pakistan Tactical Arms Race Is Very Risky, New Report Says | idrw.org
    SOURCE: Global Security Newswire

    An ongoing competition between India and Pakistan to acquire shorter-range atomic-missile capabilities is raising the likelihood of a nuclear exchange on the Indian subcontinent, a new report by a British think-tank concluded on Thursday.

    The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies found that “the continuing expansion of Pakistan’s and India’s nuclear capabilities … create ever greater concern about an intensifying nuclear arms race in South Asia,” Reuters reported.

    Pakistan’s newly developed short-range nuclear-capable Hatf 9 ballistic missile can be equipped with lower-yield nuclear warheads. It is understood to be aimed at deterring a conventional incursion into Pakistani territory by Indian soldiers. Meanwhile, India sees its new supersonic Brahmos cruise missile as giving it a considerable advantage over Pakistan in a potential conflict. Versions of the missile are thought to be nuclear-capable, according to previous reports.

    Were Islamabad to use tactical-nuclear weapons to repel an invading Indian force, there would be serious negative repercussions for Pakistan itself, the yearly IISS strategic assessment pointed out. “In such a scenario, parts of Pakistan’s densely populated agricultural heartland could become a nuclear wasteland,” Reuters quoted from the report.

    The think tank urged Islamabad and New Delhi to enhance their bilateral communications in order to reduce the chances of a strategic miscalculation in a time of heated tensions. The last time the sitting heads of the Pakistani and Indian armies met with each other was in 1949.

    The two longtime rivals’ foreign ministers will likely hold talks on Friday in preparation for a potential meeting between their prime ministers on the margins of the upcoming U.N. General Assembly meeting.

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    This report, along with this is setting up a weird precedence by so called global analysts

    Is this Pakistan apologist Kerry's doing?
     
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  3. Bilal

    Bilal Regular Member

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    Pakistan India war just means one thing,game over for the world,nuclear cloud,nuclear winter,ice age etc etc,or simple you can say doomsday.
     
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    game over for pakistan/india and its small neighbor. doesn't affect russia/US or china too much.
     
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    YES. It will affect the entire World...Radiations will spread all over the world...from siberia to new york.. Do not instigate more enmity between other nations. Its going to come to bite you ...someday ...western warmongers. This is a British think tank...the bought ,bribed presstitutes spreading fear.
     
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    If India's nuclear war planers are wise (I know they are) they will not think of using tactical nukes.
     
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    Bottomline: Mutually assured destruction of entire World....including warmongers among the Westerners and Israelis. And their so called evil think tanks...paid pimps.
     
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    Pakistan has to realize that any use of nuclear weapon on India or Indian troops in a combat situation is inviting its doom. India will help the needful and send a devastating retaliation which will make Pakistan into stone age. The best advice for Pakistan is cease and desist.
     
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    Your advice suits both nations as they are par on nuclear devices and means to deliver them. Mutual distruction is assured in a nuclear scenario between the two nations.
     
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    The think is Pakistani capability to delivering Nuke warheads through missile is Questionable ..As per Reports they don't have Capability to deliver their nukes through Missiles
     
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    How If a Indo Paaki war can escalate the whole World ..The Israel helped us in most of the war we fought with ----staan

    Also Think twice before you post ..Each and Every Country warmongering ..The DPRK and PLA is first in the List
     
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    You Don't have enough Nukes to Wash the entire India ..and Indian BMD system is quite equal to western Systems
     
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    Correction, the U.S(and buddies) would be the first in the list, with China trying to get there. DPRK does what it can to secure aid, but thats it.
     
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    A link to prove that.
     
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    You think too much, check your nuclear test data first.
     
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    No nuclear powered country ever thinks to attack another nuclear power country... be it USA, Russia, China, India or Pakistan... I do not see it happenning...
     
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    Stop Trolling!!!
     
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    You are one who is trolling.

    India[edit]
    India announced it had conducted a test of a single device in 1974 near Pakistan's eastern border under the codename Operation Smiling Buddha. After 24 years, India publicly announced five further nuclear tests on May 11 and May 13, 1998. The official number of Indian nuclear tests is 6, conducted under two different code-names and at different times.

    May 18, 1974: Operation Smiling Buddha (type: implosion, plutonium and underground). One underground test in a horizontal shaft around 107 m long under the long-constructed Indian Army Pokhran Test Range (IA-PTR) in the Thar Desert, eastern border of Pakistan. The Indian Meteorological Department and the Atomic Energy Commission announced the yield of the weapon at 12 kt. Other Western sources claimed the yield to be around 2–12 kt. However, the claim was dismissed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and it was later reported to be 8 kt.[13]

    May 11, 1998: Operation Shakti (type: implosion, 3 uranium and 2 plutonium devices, all underground). The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of India and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) simultaneously conducted a test of three nuclear devices at the Indian Army Pokhran Test Range (IAPTR) on May 11, 1998. Two days later, on May 13, the AEC and DRDO carried out a test of two further nuclear devices, detonated simultaneously. During this operation, AEC India claimed to have tested a three-stage thermonuclear device (Teller-Ulam design), but the yield of the tests was significantly lower than that expected from thermonuclear devices. The yields remain questionable, at best, by Western and Indian scholars, estimated at 20kt-45kt.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons_tests

    Without thermonuclear technique, how can you make a warhead that can put on a missile. (destroy the world? LOL)
     
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    bose Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is the credibility of those Western and Indian Scholars ?? India is a free country any one can claim anything... Those claims were answered long long back by the Indian scientists...

    My insider information states that India have 200 KT capability... India is also building Nutron bomb... now I am claiming that !! Would you believe ??
     

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