PAKISTAN: Mind your own Nukes Please!

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Mind your own Nukes Please!
    Maimuna Ashraf

    Incidents which took place in May 2011 marked a great impact on the geo strategic scene of the region. Yes I am speaking about the impious Abbottabad raid that held on May 2 and the wicked attack on Pakistan Naval Airbase PNS Mehran on 23 May. These incidents provided an entailed chance to many who love to propagate the issue of Pakistan’s Nuke security. It was very much predictable that the western leaders and media who has since long been trickery up the frightening scenarios of Pakistan’s nuclear assets falling into the hands of terrorist, would be quick at covetous this lapse in security, to use it to add essence to their fears. NATO secretary General Rasmussen questioned about the safety of our nuclear arsenal in the light of the Mehran base attack has opined that though he is confident about the safety of the nuclear arsenals, the incident has raised concerns. Both the NY Times and The Los Angles Times have called into question the ability of Pakistan’s security agencies to protect the 100-odd nuclear weapons after their failure at the naval base. Washington is apprehensive in expressing its views openly, but India being a traditional hostile state is showing more contiguous expressions to be troubled by a nuclear heist. Similarly, according to WikiLeaks France and Britain have also expressed their concerns about the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. We are concerned with the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear installations, as the senior official travelling with prime minister Manmohan Singh in Africa were quoted as saying that “the real risk is internal-who guards the guardians”. So after observing all these statements, it seems that a party line has been adopted by the Western and Indians to surge propaganda in order to label Pakistan as an irresponsible nuclear weapon state.

    The main threat to Pakistan behind all this propaganda is the US efforts to extend the Cooperative Threat Reduction Programme (CTR) to denuclearize Pakistan in the grasp of support for nuclear security and safety. The CTR programme was started in 1991 by the Nunn-Lugar after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union. Lugar is the same person who introduced Kerry Lugar Bill for Pakistan. In 2009, Senator Richard Lugar said that CTR programme should also be extended to Pakistan. CTR was aimed to help states of former Soviet Union in controlling and protecting their nuclear weapons, weapons usable material and delivery systems. The main objectives under CTR were strategic offensive arms elimination, nuclear warhead dismantlement, nuclear weapons storage security, chemical weapons destruction, biological weapons proliferation prevention, reactor core conversions, nuclear material protection, control and accounting, export control initiatives, defense conversions and others. CTR mainly worked on Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Nuclear weapons in these countries were dismantled by the US under the CTR programme. So it is very much true that ‘Do More’ demand is a conspiracy against our nuclear assets. US want to extend this programme to Pakistan because under CTR it would be imperative for Pakistan to provide information of its civilian and military nuclear facilities and give access to CTR teams to its nuclear installations.

    Pakistan doesn’t require such assistance; it has the capability to defend its nuclear arsenal and facilities. Pakistan doesn’t have that much facilities or warheads as the former Soviet Union had at that time. Pakistan has only few nuclear facilities and warheads and for them an effective mechanism is already in place. Pakistan is not a member of Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) but still it has always adhered to the IAEA safeguards standards for its nuclear installations. In Pakistan not a single incident of recklessness regarding nukes appeared in media like Indian and Western nukes. In last year news came up that US lost communication with some 50 missiles. It was not first and last time, such blunders happened in cold war both from US and former Soviet Union side and many such incidents occurred from the US side in last decade when in 2007 several nuclear bombs were lost for 36 hours, moreover when White House once lost the presidential authorization codes for launching a nuclear strike and they went missing for months.

    Similarly India who is very active in propagating Pakistan’s nuclear security, itself has a grave account in nuclear leakages. This is another story that these incidents of Indian Nuclear loopholes and leakages always remained unattractive to gain the attention of International media. The history of Indian nuclear loopholes is as older as Indian nuclear program itself. Facts and finding in this regard is really alarming. Since 1984 when the horrific incident of Bhopal shook India, till now more than 152 incidents of Uranium leakages took place and this is the number of incidents reported and registered in the police, there must be many which were not reported. Bhopal Gas tragedy was the worst incident where thousands of people in India lost their lives. Forty tons of a deadly toxin called methyl isocyanine leaked from a factory run by US-owned Union Carbide and settled over slums around the plant. It is said that the effects of the gas continue to this day. Those who are crying that Pakistan’s nukes are vulnerable to terrorists perhaps don’t know that Indian nuclear assets are more vulnerable to terrorist and the world should really be worried about the Indian nuclear system, because India has installed all its nuclear facilities and missiles in the Eastern zone in order to keep it utmost away from the striking capabilities of Pakistan. However, the eastern region of India has emerged as the most troubled, fragile and uncontrollable region of the country with a variety of insurgency movements including that of Naxal rebels, the group which has been declared as a terrorist group. India itself calls its region as “The Red Corridor” due to its instability. Indian nuclear facilities, Uranium processing plant by the name of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Talcher Heavy Water Plant and Institute of Physics (IOP) is located in Nexal guerrillas dominated region of Jharkhand. While Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research(AMD), Ceramatic Fuel Fabrication Facility(CFFF), Special Materials Plant are located in Maharashtra which is the hub of Extremist Hindu Militant Groups where Hindutva Brotherhood, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Durga Vahini and Sangh Parivar like terrorist organizations are well known for their extreme anti-Pakistan policies and are full capable of getting hold of any of the Indian nuclear facility that exists in their respective state and region.

    As far as the incident of PNS Mehran base incident is concerned, it has been believed by many of our defense analysts in context to facts and figures that it was a plot by CIA and RAW to disseminate Pakistan’s nuclear security issue and defame Pak Army and ISI. Similarly there are many chances that US can edit the videos and cassettes which they got from Osama’s compound in order to open a new front of criticism against Pakistan. Pakistan does not have any security issues regarding its nukes nor it had in past. India and US should be probably more worried who had such incidents in past. Terrorism is a global threat and if nukes are vulnerable to threat then means all the nuclear states stand under this threat. Therefore states should mind their own nukes and should not drool for others ‘crown jewels’!
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    our 'crown jewels' are our manpower resources, BTW in very very near future, any day we would wake up with the news that terrorist attack Pakistani nukes and they are in control of terrorists, even though they may not be able to do anything with them.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    that is a pretty good scenario for the defence planners to consider very seriously - it's not an impossibility by any means !
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Where was this published? Bad English and strange presumptions abound in the article.
    As for Pak "crown Jewels" - I thought that was their military in general and their military leaders in particular. :D
    Bad mouthing the rest of the world is not going to solve their problems ...
     
  6. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    this was published in propaganda newspaper operated by packland fan boys. :)
    Mind your own Nukes Please!
     
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    Crown jewels? More like the Clown jewels.
     
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    u should come to bollywood u will have lucrative deal for urs story telling ability.
     

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