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  1. sorcerer

    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    India must prepare itself for war on two fronts and build deterrence that ensures conflict is not an option for its adversaries. This statement was issued by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership summit on Saturday.

    One of the components of the system for containment is deployment of ballistic missiles of the “Agni” series, capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The Indian Army is planning to conduct trials of these missiles in the near future. The most formidable of them is the “Agni-5”, capable of delivering 2 to 10 nuclear warheads over a distance of more than 5000 kilometers.

    Pakistan, on its part, as a deterrent to the aggressive designs of India, considers deployment of its nuclear arsenal. The recently published analytical report of the American Council on Foreign Relations states that Pakistan is stepping up its production of fissile material. And by 2020, it will be able to produce 200 additional nuclear warheads. The Pakistani army may use aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles to carry nuclear weapons.

    Top brass of the military in India and Pakistan, by their actions, seem to be guided by the Roman ideology - “if you want peace - prepare for a war”. Indeed, an increase in the arsenals of weapons of mass destruction is determined by the logic of building relations between the two countries, explains Ivan Konovalov, director at the Center for Strategic Studies.

    “This is a logical path of progress for any country that possesses nuclear weapons. Especially, if it considers that the possessing of nuclear weapons serves as a guarantor for its existence. And in India and in Pakistan, this is exactly the way they think. Therefore, they are developing their nuclear weapons. But each of these countries has allies who are not interested in the uncontrolled growth of nuclear weapons. So, I think this whole situation will develop on the basis of consensus amongst all the concerned states”.

    It is known that, for example, the United States are showing an increased attention to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. Islamabad is afraid that the US may even undertake military operations to seize Pakistan's nuclear weapons. “This concern is based in part on reported contingency planning by the US military to prevent Pakistani nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists”, states the report prepared by the Council for Foreign Relations.

    But, it is the threat of terrorism that may become one of the foundations for a transition from confrontation to cooperation. Both in India and in Pakistan and also in China, which are considered in Delhi as one of the possible military enemies, the authorities are presently resolving similar tasks to counter terrorism and extremism. And here, extensive international cooperation is essential to replace the nuclear standoff between the powers. This also applies to the field of nuclear safety.

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    Well!!! Seems like Pakistan Nuke isssue is gonna get resolved finally!
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  3. warrior monk

    warrior monk Regular Member

    Nov 24, 2014
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    Any nuclear confrontation in South Asia is going to effect world in general and Asia in particular . India and Pakistan currently have over 250-300 warheads combined and growing rapidly whose blast which could send over 10 million tonnes of black carbon high into the atmosphere. This ash would absorb incoming solar heat, cooling the surface below. The global average surface temperatures would drop suddenly by about (2.5 degrees Celsius).
    The ash that absorbed heat up in the atmosphere would also intensely heat the stratosphere, accelerating chemical reactions that will destroy the ozone layer . It will increase the summertime ultraviolet radiation by 50 to 80 percent in the mid-latitudes, posing a threat to human health, agriculture and ecosystems on both land and sea. Global skin cancer cases would increase by 200 %
    It would reduce global rainfall causing droughts of El-nino type but much more severe droughts causing global agriculture to fail and causing potential mutation in agriculture crops for worse.
    The global cooling would affect the earth for over 50 years destroying the health of the plant system which will cause ecological disaster of biblical proportions .
    Indian landmass is part of of a very fragile and important wind systems that affect everyone from Bangladesh to Middle east North Africa because of the Indian Ocean which is common to all of them . The result of this nuclear confrontation would send huge radiations and a huge amount of poisonous gases to the atmosphere which would affect the climate and health of people of middle east , Africa
    and SE Asia , so nearly 2 billion people will be directly or indirectly affected mostly in Asia and Africa obviously India and pakistan will have millions of causalities.

    So peace is imperative in the Sub continent for the sake of 2 billion people who will be directly and indirectly affected

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