No First Use policy: Does it has any meaning?

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  1. divya

    divya Regular Member

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    We have signed the no first use policy but does it really mean anything. its just like saying we wont threaten with our nukes. Thats it. But at the same time if our identity is threatened as far as i belive we will be the first one to scrap it and use our nukes.

    No First Use works fine till we are working against Pakistan because we have techological advantage but in case if we have to fight the chinese the scenerio reverses in a moment.

    so what is the use of having the policy in the first place? just words or does it has any meaning.....
     
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    SHASH2K2 New Member

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    It has no meaning actually. If things go against our way we will definitely go for preemptive strike. No first use is only in case there is no harm to integrity of the country.
     
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    BunBunCake Regular Member

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    Summary: The no first use policy was adopted by India because we aren't paranoid animals like the US who thinks even little babies 'can' attack us.

    During an extreme war scenario, when it seems like we're losing, India MAY or may NOT use nuclear weapons. We don't know.... it's our politicians then that will decide. But one thing is, the No First Use policy isn't really binding.

    To answer your question, it's a yes and no.
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    divya Regular Member

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    Just like as i said its just a hogwash and a lollipop to the world
     
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    BunBunCake Regular Member

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    Not necessarily, read the part of the speech i quoted.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    It is little more than that.

    India has a declared nuclear no-first-use policy and is in the process of developing a nuclear doctrine based on "credible minimum deterrence." In August 1999, the Indian government released a draft of the doctrine which asserts that nuclear weapons are solely for deterrence and that India will pursue a policy of "retaliation only". The document also maintains that India "will not be the first to initiate a nuclear first strike, but will respond with punitive retaliation should deterrence fail" and that decisions to authorize the use of nuclear weapons would be made by the Prime Minister or his 'designated successor(s).'"

    According to the NRDC, despite the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan in 2001-2002, India remains committed to its nuclear no-first-use policy.

    Indian National Security Advisor Shri Shiv Shankar Menon signaled a significant shift from "No first use" to "no first use against non-nuclear weapon states" in a speech on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations of National Defence College in New Delhi on October 21, 2010
     
  8. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    It has political meaning. It makes other nations happy while allowing us time to buildup.It also allows other nations to indirectly help us a good example of this is the Bush nuclear deal. This allows us to import uranium for fuel for conventional reactors and accumulate fissile material from our indigenous uranium used on the military side.
     
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    Indian National Security Advisor Shri Shiv Shankar Menon signaled a significant shift from "No first use" to "no first use against non-nuclear weapon states" in a speech on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations of National Defence College in New Delhi on October 21, 2010

    This says it all. Nukes can be used against Pakistan and China .
     
  10. BunBunCake

    BunBunCake Regular Member

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    That's just a wikipedia interpretation man, he never said it. People writing words like "signaled", etc provoking something, saying there will be a shift in the doctrine without quoting his words. Visit the link i provided that's his whole speech.
     

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