Pakistan's fourth nuclear reactor at Khushab now appears operational

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    वाशिंगटन। अमरीका के इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर साइंस एंड इंटरनल सिक्यूरिटी (आईएसआईएस) की एक ताजा रिपोर्ट के अनुसार 15 जनवरी को उपग्रह से जो हाईरेसोल्यूशन चित्र मिले हैं, उनमें यह साफ दिख रहा है कि परमाणु हथियारों में इस्तेमाल होने वाले प्लूटोनियम के उत्पादन के लिए पाकिस्तान में बनाए गए खुशाब परमाणु संयंत्र की चौथी इक ाई भी पूरी तरह तैयार हो चुकी है और उसमें काम शुरू हो गया है। चित्रों में नई इकाई की चिमनियों से धुंआ उठता भी दिखाई दे रहा है जो इस बात का सबूत है कि वहां काम हो रहा है।

    पाकिस्तान के बारे में यह खबर ऎसे समय आई है जब अमरीकी राष्ट्रपति बराक ओबामा 25 जनवरी को भारत यात्रा पर जा रहे हैं। भारत में प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के साथ होने वाली द्विपक्षीय बैठक में दोनों नेताओं के बीच परमाणु हथियारो के खतरों पर अहम चर्चा की संभावना है।

    दो और निर्माण
    सूत्रों के अनुसार इसके अलावा संयंत्र परिसर के पश्चिमी हिस्से में दो और निमार्ण हो रहे हैं जो संभवत: संयंत्र की नई इकाइयां हैं। यह संयंत्र निकट ही बहने वाली एक नदी के किनारे बना हुआ है।

    चिन्ता का विषय बताती है रिपोर्ट
    रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि यदि चित्रों को प्रामाणिक माना जाए तो यह वाकई चिंता का विषय है कि पाकिस्तान फिर से परमाणु हथियार बनाने की तैयारी कर रहा है। पड़ोसी दशों से मिलने वाले किसी भी खतरे की स्थिति में वह इन हथियारों का इस्तेमाल कर सकता है।

    24 साल पुराना है खुशाब संयंत्र
    पाकिस्तान का खुशाब परमाणु संयंत्र वर्ष 1990 मे बनकर तैयार हुआ था। हालांकि पाकिस्तान हमेशा से ही इस बात का खंडन करता रहा है कि वह परमाणु हथियार बना रहा है। उसका कहना है कि शुरूआती परमाणु परीक्षणों के बाद से उसने इस पर स्वत: रोक लगा रखी है। रिपोर्ट के अनुसार 1998 के परमाणु परीक्षण के बाद पाकिस्तान ने 2000 और 2002 के बीच दो, 2006 में तीसरे और 2011 में चौथे हैवी वाटर रिएक्टर का निर्माण किया।

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    बड़ा खुलासा! उपग्रह चित्रों में दिखा पाक बना रहा परमाणु हथियार - Pakistan`s fourth nuclear reactor at Khushab now appears operational : ISIS -Patrik
     
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    Re: Pakistan's fourth nuclear reactor at Khushab now appears operation

    Soon it will belong to the Taliban
     
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    Great, more parmanu bum for pakistan.
     
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    Yes indeed, more parmanu bombs as the Khushab is a pure military complex which will have five plutonium reactors when completed and it be producing enough plutonium to build 12-18 nukes per annum.
     
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    Pakistan's fourth nuclear reactor at Khushab now appears operational
    17 Jan, 2015

    Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is increasing at a pace faster than any other country and now is reported to have more nuclear weapons than that of India.

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan's fourth heavy water reactor at Khushab nuclear site which allows it to build a larger number of miniaturised plutonium-based nuclear weapons now appears to be operational, a US think-tank has said.

    The reactor is part of Pakistan's programme to increase the production of weapons-grade plutonium.

    "A recently purchased Digital Globe high resolution satellite image dated January 15, 2015 shows that Khushab's fourth reactor's external construction is complete and has become operational," David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said on Friday.

    "This assessment is based on the presence of a very specific signature: steam is venting from the reactor's cooling system," he said.

    Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is increasing at a pace faster than any other country and now is reported to have more nuclear weapons than that of India.

    Albright and his co-author said Pakistan's Khushab nuclear site, located 200 kilometres south of Islamabad, is dedicated to the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.

    "Its expansion appears to be part of an effort to increase the production of weapons-grade plutonium, allowing Pakistan to build a larger number of miniaturized plutonium-based nuclear weapons that can complement its existing highly enriched uranium nuclear weapons," they wrote.

    "Originally, the site consisted of a heavy water production plant and an estimated 50 megawatt-thermal (MWth) heavy water reactor, both of which became operational in the 1990s. However, Pakistan initiated the construction of a second heavy water reactor between the year 2000 and 2002, a third one in 2006, and a fourth one in 2011," they said.

    Noting that Pakistan has never provided public information regarding any of the Khushab reactors, Albright and Kelleher-Vergantini said terefore, the power output can only be estimated.

    ISIS estimates the power of the original heavy water reactor to be about 50 MWth while reactors 2, 3, and 4 are believed to generate double or more the power of the first one, and are thus capable of producing more than double the amount of weapon-grade plutonium per year.

    A technical consultant to ISIS with years of experience in heavy water reactors assessed for ISIS that the power of these newer heavy water reactors is likely to be larger than the first one and that over time their power could be further increased.

    The increase in power can be accomplished by using more advanced fuel or adding heat removal capacity, they wrote.


    http://m.economictimes.com/news/inte...w/45921234.cms
     
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    meaning more grass eating for pakis.:laugh:
     
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    Pakistan has been suffering from rolling blackouts since early 2008 and yet the Pakistanis are producing plutonium for thermonuclear weapons from their fourth nuclear reactor. The Pakistanis have a very strange set of priorities. :rolleyes: :laugh:
     
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    It really does display a different mindset to India. Pakistan has been racked by power shortages for 7 years and they get their 4th nuclear reactor up and running not to produce electricity for the Pakistani population, but to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. No wonder Pakistan is consigned to the list of failed states. Indian engages in constructive and galvanising national projects which are marvellous technical achievements, like the Mars Orbiter Mission and builds the Mangalyaan spacecraft or Mars-craft, and becomes not only the first Asian country to achieve Mars orbit, but the first country from anywhere to do it on its first attempt. Pakistan's scientific achievements consist of building more and more nuclear weapons to the great cost and detriment of the Pakistani people. There really is a clear difference in mentality between the two countries.
     
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    Pakistan's fissile material reserves are still not enough for both civilian and military use so
    The civilian side is sacrificed to maintain a minimum credible deterrence.
     
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    Credible deterrence to what? According to Asghar Khan, Pakistan doesn't need nuclear weapons. As he says, people are starving and Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is breaking the country's back. As he points out, it is Pakistan that has started all its wars with India, not the other way round.
     
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    It 's an Islamic bomb meant for Muslims all over the world

    http://eacpe.org/content/uploads/2014/01/6.-Iran-Pakistan-Saudi-Arabia-and-the-Islamic-Bomb-pdf.pdf

    Iran-Pakistan-Saudi-Arabia-and-the-Islamic-Bomb
     
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    @LETHALFORCE I haven't got time to read the entire chapter but I get the drift of it. Even with nuclear weapons for the whole Islamic world, it will depend on well they can be delivered. For example, Pakistan could not retaliate against Australia if we were to launch a nuclear attack on Indonesia. This is not quite as fanciful as it reads. Australia has the capacity to build nuclear weapons, as well as having 29 per cent of the world's uranium reserves, but we refrain from doing so preferring to live under the nuclear protection of the U.S. The point is, the Islamic world does not have a truly inter-continental capability to launch nuclear weapons.
     
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    Your point is very valid but technology can be shared with neighboring countries or there
    Can be a threat of a dirty bomb? Any country which has a warplane arsenal has a crude
    Delivery system.
     
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    If the nuclear attack is to be delivered by warplane, then a great deal will depend on the skill of the pilot. Most warplanes are easily detected and susceptible to being shot out of the sky, either by another aeroplane or a surface-to-air missile. I'm not an expert but I don't believe any Islamic country has the stealth technology, let alone the industrial capacity, to produce a truly stealthy, undetectable-to-radar warplane.
     
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    You are right about the delivery system I have mentioned this point in the past. Along with the fact
    That miniaturization capability by Pakistan has not been demonstrated . All reports I have read
    State Pakistan has 20 kiloton capability at best this is from neutral sources. Pakistan still uses
    Yellow cake centrifuge enrichment which could take 3-5 years to produce one warhead. Also any
    Nuclear exchange between india and Pakistan would be detrimental to both since both depend on
    Indus River water supply. But india can still retaliate without this being a factor. India's drdo chief
    Has hinted at neutron bomb capability one may have been even tested in pokhran? And india is the
    Largest heavy water producer in the world and all the fast breeder reactors in the future will be on the
    Military side which if utilized for military use can produce 700 plus warheads annually when all up and running.

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/64966/india-largest-producer-heavy-water.html

    'India largest producer of heavy water'
     
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    Thank you, LF, for this most informative post. So the upshot is that India is winning the nuclear arms race with Pakistan and winning it quite comfortably. India's nuclear technology is far in advance of that of Pakistan. That's a relief. Why do I say that that is a relief? It is because I know India is a responsible country. After what I've read written by megalomaniacal Pakistanis, I have deep and disturbing doubts that the same is true of Pakistan.
     
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    I think the nuclear race with India is more like rhetoric, it can not be a reliable deterrent against a strong and determined government in India.
    The Pakistani establishment is smart enough to understand that nuclear weapons are a good insurance policy in case international community threatens Pakistan's existence. But the main target here may not be India, but Israel. If they have capability for nuclear checkmate against Israel, they will be safe from western powers.
     
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    Ya'll in this thread are wrong onlee. This Nooclear Power plant produces petrol and diesel using djinn technology of which Phakistan is a world leader.
     
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    Pakistan's strategy is "a warhead for every district headquarters in India." India's strategy cannot be "a warhead for every district headquarters in Pakistan." That won't deter them. It should be something like Israel's. It should be "a warhead for key cities in every Muslim-majority country." The threat of retaliation against the entire Muslim world would be very heavy on the Pakistanis.

    If you want to wield nukes for the entire Muslim world, then be ready for a retaliatory second-strike against all of it.
     
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