India's response to N-attack will be heavy: IAF

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  1. nrj

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    New Delhi: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik on Tuesday said India followed a 'no-first-use' nuclear policy but warned its response would be "very heavy" in the event of any nuclear attack on the country.

    "Our nuclear policy is of no first use. It also talks about a very heavy response in case of a nuclear attack. It talks about a retaliatory and hard response, our policy talks about that," Naik, who demits office this Sunday, told a press conference.


    Naik was responding to a query on the new Pakistani tactical nuclear missile 'Nasr' which is touted to be a 'game-changer' in future warfare.

    He did not agree that the new missile will be a 'game-changer'.

    "Tactical or strategic, it is a nuclear weapon. So, obviously our response would be absolutely violent as per our existing policy. I don't think it is a game-changer," he added.

    Pakistan recently successfully tested 'Nasr', a short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile which can hit targets in the range of 60 kms.

    Asked if there was any need to be concerned over the assessment in some quarters that Pakistan had an edge over India in terms of the nuclear warheads, the IAF chief said, "There is no need to be worried on this."

    Meanwhile, responding to a query on the role of HAL, Naik said that the aerospace PSU had provided great support to the IAF in the last 50-60 years.

    He said already some steps were being initiated by the government to streamline the procedures in the company for "improving the quality".

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    Response to strike from Pak will be very heavy: IAF chief

    Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik on Tuesday said Pakistan's new tactical nuclear missile or expanding arsenal is of no worry to India.

    He said India followed a 'no-first-use' nuclear policy but warned its response would be "very heavy" in the event of any nuclear attack on the country.

    The IAF chief's statement came following the news report that Pakistan planned to add 24 nuclear-capable, short-range missiles capable of hitting all major Indian cities to its arsenal this year.

    The plan is in line with Pakistan's official policy of having what is rhetorically called "maintaining a minimum deterrence", especially against India, the daily quoted sources as saying.

    "Our nuclear policy is of no first use. It also talks about a very heavy response in case of a nuclear attack. It talks about a retaliatory and hard response, our policy talks about that," Naik, who demits office this Sunday, told a press conference, PTI reported.

    Naik was responding to a query on the new Pakistani tactical nuclear missile 'Nasr' which is touted to be a 'game-changer' in future warfare.

    He did not agree that the new missile will be a 'game-changer'.

    "Tactical or strategic, it is a nuclear weapon. So, obviously our response would be absolutely violent as per our existing policy. I don't think it is a game-changer," he added.

    Pakistan recently successfully tested 'Nasr', a short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile which can hit targets in the range of 60 kms.

    Asked if there was any need to be concerned over the assessment in some quarters that Pakistan had an edge over India in terms of the nuclear warheads, the IAF chief said, "there is no need to be worried on this."

    Meanwhile, responding to a query on the role of HAL, Naik said that the aerospace PSU had provided great support to the IAF in the last 50-60 years.

    He said already some steps were being initiated by the government to streamline the procedures in the company for "improving the quality".


    Response to strike from Pak will be very heavy: IAF chief - The Times of India
     
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    Obviously !!

    What's the news value in this ?
     
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    he is saying

    what he is not saying, even if our soldiers are attack we will respond with very heavy nuke attack, even if mean that Pakistani is nuking its own country.

    He is indirectly making it clear you nuke our forces even if in Pakistan, then you should prepare to take very heavy response in the form of nuclear counter attack.
     
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    They are proving that Cold Start is very progressive & bluffs like Nasr are not going to affect anything. They are slapping Pak strategy.
     
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    This statement by the IAF chief clearly outweighs any Pakistani deployment of Tactical nukes. A fitting response to Pakistan in light of its recent attempts to start a nuclear arms race in the subcontinent. A response to a nuclear attack is always going to be nuclear and this is going to inflict unimaginable damage to the enemy. This will greatly stop any Pakistani nuke response to a conventional attack. 5-6 nukes and Pakistan wont be there on the map. Clearly the Pakistani Nuclear Strategic Command knows this fact. Their country was halved by India in '71. So surely they will not want their coutry to be totally wiped of the face of this planet.
     
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    Good response by the Chief of Indian Air Force...........
     
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    What is Air Chief Marshal P V Naik smoking?Pakistan wont wait for the indian strike its first strike itself will be massive that indian will be reduced to stone age dust.
     
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    When the cold start starts dont you think we will not activate our nukes (given the open thread by Pakistan to use nukes) and what ever limited missile defence capacity we have.

    This was happen in Kargil also Pakistani plan screwed up big time, we used airforce, now again they think that they will nuke their own territory when IA will launch cold start on IA.

    It was time and again said by Indian leaders, that if Pakistan nuke India, India will wipe out Pakistan from world map. Pakistan should fire all nukes in one go if they ever want to use nuke.
     
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    Current ACM is the best. He knows what he is doing.
     
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    That the chiefs of staff don't subscribe to the pussy-pacifist-apologist Congress mindset.
     
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    What I do not understand is why does the other services comment about India's nuke response - isn't that determined by the NSC and SFC? If anything, the SFC chief should make comments about India's Nuke preparations and policy - if AT ALL!
     
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    well SFC is too busy these days, they hardly have time for BS claims and counter claims. One thing i really love about the SFC, they keep quiet and mind their own biz. They secretly have been expanding our arsenal and nothing is ever said about our abilities. SFC also depends on all 3 services because delivery platforms are operated and deployed by the respective services. I think we certainly have more than 150 warheads, i really doubt the BS claims of Paki numbers being more, we've always had much more weapons grade pluto being made every year. Nasr is a piece of short range junk that is an easy kill for the PAD/AAD, they will shoot it down way before it poses any danger to us and our formations.

    I just wanna see mass and i really mean mass production of BMD phase 1 and phase 2 units coming up. We need a well deployed net of PAD/AAD units at AF, IA, IN bases, cities, nuke installations, dams and other critical sites across the country, a few thousand missiles in active inventory to prevent a direct nuke attack. I hope mass production for AAD/PAD begins asap with huge orders coming up for it and i hope by 2020 we have an impenetrable air space for Ballistic missiles.
     
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    He can talk limited in public. Its part of his job to assure Indians that they are safe with IAF.

    Indian SFC might not even have PR dept. Names of their officials are not even known for obvious reasons. PM or NSA can speak on their behalf.
     
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    ILL believe SFC is busy when start training with dummy nuclear warheads and nuclear fuses to ballistic missiles.Until then all this is pure humbug
     
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    In general we use 3 warheads per target .If we have say 150 warheads we can target atmost 50 places in pakistan
     
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    what about China if the attack was like tag team from Pakistan and China against us.
     
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    No, he is not saying that, he is just re-iterating the no first strike rule. UN law is clear, you can defend against attack, but initiating an invasion is illegal. If you invade a country and they use nukes on their own soil its would be a perfectly legitimate defence. Invading and then responding to a nuclear defence is the same as first use, you will have started a nuclear war.

    I suspect the reality is that there will never be a nuclear war in the region, its not an option you can ever use.
     
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    The IAF chief is saying that in case of the mard-e-momeens do apious demonstration strikes on their own soil they will consider them as nuclear first strike
     

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