What the BJP has to say about foreign policy

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  1. t_co

    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2014/04/0...what-the-bjp-has-to-say-about-foreign-policy/

    So the BJP might ditch NFU? Not sure why that's needed given conventional superiority vs India's most likely nuclear opponent.
     
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    Honestly, without reliable thermonuclear weapon, India doesn't even have the capability to adopt first use policy.
     
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    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    one can never say so surely about these things if India didn't have the capability then policy makers won't be making their decisions according to it or drdo developing missiles accordingly, but it is another matter.

    most of chinese cities are densely populated and they can be easily smoked with fission weapons which india has perfected from 1974-1999
     
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    How do you define perfect?
     
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    Well, China will adopt the policy first use against India for return.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    I think there is a perception that China and Pakistan will use their nuclear weapon first ... that is why a need to change Indian policy
     
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    Chinese know well what it is and should not be delusional
     
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    like this [​IMG]
     
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    you are a known bigot so its pointless to argue with you, you have been exposed before but you come again and again
     
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    NFU is a good drumming device, but hardly practical, given that not a single nuclear power has it. In fact, it is necessary to be vague about it.

    China never declared any NFU doctrine.
     
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    Does NFU overlap with the (verbal statement) on testing moratorium.

    Also it needs to be made absolutely clear if North Korea tests any more nuclear weapon regardless of its yield and success the GOI will test nuclear weapons. The PRC cannot get away with testing its nuclear weapon capability through its proxies that are potentially used by Indias enemies.
     
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    It already has.
     
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    An excellent point.
     
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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Not sure if India should link its nuclear program to North Korea's in the court of public opinion...
     
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    Please read @Yusufdfi 's article on Frontpage.

    India doesn't have NFU against Pak or China.
     
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    First, the world would know if India has that capability since you can't hide your explosion test.
    Second, India politicians have the tradition to brag something long before they have it.

    It is nothing comparing to the damage on India cities by Chinese thermonuclear war heads. Yes, we are 100% sure because each of P5 has tested their thermonuclear and atomic weapons in simultaneous citiy environments. Actually your army don't even know how to maximize the explosion impact because they never did such kind of experiment.

    So, basically, if you want to adopt first use policy, you have to go through at least 20-30 tests.
     
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    No, we don't need to because:
    Fristly. India doesn't have neither technologies nor budget to build the nuclear force to support this policy;
    Secondly, India is not in a position to threat China with nuclear weapon when they get Pak on the back.
     
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    Opinion of which public? Do our janata, the real public that matters, care for Koreas? But it does want a strong India. World opinion does not and should not matter.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Things will surely be more proactive to India's defence preparedness.

    To be frank, anything that will be done will automatically be positive, given the abysmal depth and unpreparedness the UPA has left India in.
     

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