Pakistan will remain nuclear as long as India remains nuclear

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  1. farhan_9909

    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    It cannot be disputed that nuclear deterrence is the key strategic factor safeguarding Pakistan’s national security. May 28 is a day of pride for Pakistan and the celebration of this day refers to the acknowledgement of all the scientists’ efforts that went into making Pakistan more secure. This day is celebrated as a national day of significance that made Pakistan a member of an exclusive club of less than ten nuclear states.

    In the West, Pakistan faced huge criticism, and being a Muslim state, its weapons were named ‘Islamic bombs’. On the other hand, a wave of joy and exult pulsated through the Muslim world. It is without doubt that the attainment of nuclear weapons gave the nation renewed confidence as it ensured the security of the homeland because it was now at par with the ‘enemy’.

    Pakistan was long claiming that it did possess nuclear technology but did not intend to test the weapons. Initially, the country seemed to have been seeking only civilian nuclear capabilities and the civilian nuclear programme began with participation in the US Atoms for Peace initiative. We were a reluctant entrant in the nuclear weapons game.

    Yet, after New Delhi’s involvement in dismembering Pakistan’s Eastern Wing and testing its nuclear weapons in 1974, Pakistan was left with literally no choice but to respond in kind and make up for the conventional arms weakness. Please make note that while India’s nuclear programme is for prestige, Pakistan’s is purely security driven. It is a right of self defence as enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

    It was India who actually upset the balance of power and started the nuclear game in the region. These circumstances, however, prodded Pakistan to test nuclear weapons for deterrence and as an act to balance power. No country can overlook its security concerns and issues, and hence, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons serve as the guarantors of peace in the region.

    Some writers have recently contented that Pakistan’s survival, in large measure, depends on economic performance, political stability, wise foreign policy, technological advancement, and in developing its civilian human resource potential rather than a nuclear prestige. However, one must keep in mind that though all these elements are essential in the stability of a nation, nuclear strength is a monumental milestone for a country in the modern world.

    Nuclear weapons are not a source of Pakistan’s economic deprivation but provide it safety to take economic strides and develop. If a nuclear programme can be pursued, so can economic progress; all we need is dedication and sincerity of purpose.

    Unlike what many nations think, Pakistan’s weapons are primarily “weapons of deterrence”, not prestige. The short range delivery systems being developed are meant to plug the gaps Indian planners seek to exploit. Thus, Islamabad’s full spectrum deterrence has upset Indian designs and has frustrated them.

    Another rising trend amidst the political and security challenges of Pakistan is the misconception that the nuclear security here is weak. Some observers fear scenarios such as the capture of our nuclear weapons by the Taliban or a collapse of the Pakistani government resulting in the seizing of our weapons. Let me be clear that these are merely media speculations. Several US officials and other serious watchers of Pakistan’s programme have expressed “comfort” with the security of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal. In fact, it is better than many others.

    In conclusion then, I believe that improving the relationship between Islamabad and New Delhi and stabilising the region is the only way to avoid the rapid growth of the nuclear arms race in the region. We will obviously stop at a point where we feel we have enough to be able to deter India but whether the same applies to India is uncertain. Without nuclear weapons, our national security interests will always be in jeopardy and this is a lofty risk which we cannot take.

    Pakistan will remain nuclear as long as India remains nuclear – The Express Tribune Blog
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    as per reports Pakistan is now into a further bigger tritium production facilities.

    Pakistan has tritium production on since the past 3 decades.
     
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    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    They will remain nuclear even if India dumps all nuclear warheads. Because they cant match India conventionally...ever. So this is one BS article that dosent need to be comprehended.
     
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    The fact remains that the world's largest nuclear stockpile did not prevent Soviet Union's implosion. Pakistan does not realize that the immediate threat for Pakistan is internal.
     
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    The USSR could not sustain the arms race. If India were to seriously start one, Pak will not e able to keep pace.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Has any nation, once having obtained nuclear weapons, ever given them up?
     
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    But the problem here is India will remain Nuclear until a single Nuclear weapons that may exists in this world…
     
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    India has enough tritium to make US jealous!

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    We would love to see Pakistan make nukes bcoz with each nuke they will have to spend ten times the cost of production in maintaining and safe guarding them. In the end they will collapse like USSR. We want that to happen. It is happening at even rapid pace. Pak does not have money to buy new weapons or to upgrade its conventional weapons. So it is making more nukes in the false hope that nukes will save them from India and they can continue doing what they want in India.
    In May 1998, India and Pak did nuke tests. PA thought that now with demonstrated nuke ability they can do Kargil and India will not retaliate due to the nukes of PA.
    What Happened? We hammered the hell out of them in 1999 Kargil war. Thr nukes cud not save them or subdue India in any manner.

    Same happened in 2008, Indian Armed forces were ready to retaliate with full force but GOI backed out. PA must realise that while they have subverted thr constitution, Indian armed forces have always worked within the Indian constitutional framework and they are now getting increasingly frustrated with the civilian leadership of India.
     
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    To add to above,

    India can be the largest supplier of tritium for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar said on Tuesday.

    "Although we suffered a shortage of uranium, we are surplus in heavy water production and thus we can be the world supplier in tritium, which is crucial for the world's first fusion experimental reactor (ITER), in which India has an important role," Kakodkar said, on the occasion of 'Heavy Water Day' at Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai.

    He also asked the Heavy Water Board, an arm of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to be prepared for marketing one of its new ventures on Enriched Boron that will be used in Fast Breeder Reactors.

    The Heavy Water Board has diversified into a variety of products and some of these are at the Research and Development stage while some are in the production stage including that of enriched Boron, sodium metal, oxygen 18 and several specialised solvents.

    "After surplus production of heavy water, we may suffer a problem of plenty in case of Enriched Boron too," Kakodkar said adding, "India has enough Enriched Boron for the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor that is coming up in Kalpakkam.

    http://m.indianexpress.com/news/india-can-be-largest-supplier-of-tritium-kakodkar/424666/
     
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    Once our first Fast breeder reactor gets operational, Our Thorium will come into play. Kee banuga Pakistan aur China da?

    China and Pakistan have not reached that advanced stage in nuke physics which India has. So they need to know that if we are so ahead in this very crucial tech, Whr we will be in next three years.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Without nuclear they can not blackmail us nor terrorize the world, it was their ambition to have nuclear weapons, so they will always remain nuclear. On a lighter note they will remain nuclear until we nuke them.
     
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    Thank you.

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    As long as China will remain nuclear India will remain nuclear.

    Now suck it Pakistan.

    You think your nukes will give you impunity for the Jihad in Kashmir, same way our nukes will work for Baluchistan. You want to play big games with big daddy on IMF loan, be our guest.
     
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    It was a programme mainly funded by Saudi Arabia to pay China, as an Islamic bomb, whose real purpose is to keep Iran on leash. Period.
     
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    No, it won't. One day Pakis would cross a big line and the rest of the world would happily allow dismemberment of the fictional country at any price. It just took 14 days to bust the myth of Paki power and carve out Bangladesh. The geographical position of paki Punjab is far more vulnerable than East Bengal's ever was.
     
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    I think the name of the thread is stupid and misleading. Pakistan will remain nuclear even if India gives up nuclear weapons.

    Only thing is Pakistan is trying to find out if it will remain.

    Yaaaawn

    Someone wake me up when Pakistan finds out.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    They are in this for the long haul. Eating grass that is.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One thing for sure that Pakistan will be till the end of time and that is UNCLEAR.

    Nuclear is a different issue!
     
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