China ‘gifted’ 50 kilogram of Uranium to help Pakistan make nuclear bombs against India

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China ‘gifted’ 50 kilogram of Uranium to help Pakistan make nuclear bombs against India
Thursday, August 10, 2017 By: Financial Express

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China’s sinister designs against India has been talked about for decades since 1962. As the Communist country, once again tries to push India into a war in Sikkim sector, we take a look at how Beijing helped Pakistan’s nuclear programme, despite being one of the permanent members of the United Nations and publicly committed to non-proliferation. On November 13, 2009, the Washington Post published shocking accounts written by Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme.

According to the Post, Khan wrote that China provided 50 kilogram of bomb-grade uranium, which was enough for two atom bombs, to Pakistan in mid-1982. Khan narrated the entire story of sinister China-Pakistan nuclear cooperation, which started right after India tested its first nuclear bomb in 1974.

The terms of nuclear agreement between the two countries were set in mid-1976. India’s test in 1974 had “provoked” Khan, who was then working as a metallurgist at a Dutch centrifuge manufacturer, to offer his services to then Pakistan premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. After arriving in Pakistan, Khan worked out the details along with two officials – including former secretary Agha Shahi – before visiting Beijing to attend Mao’s funeral in 1976.

In China, Khan held talks with three top Chinese nuclear weapons officials and shared his knowledge about European-designed centrifuges, that could “aid China’s lagging uranium-enrichment program.” According to Khan, Pakistani officials helped China set up a centrifuge plant at Hanzhong in central China. For this Pakistan had sent “135 C-130 plane loads of machines, inverters, valves, flow meters, pressure gauges.” The Pakistan team stayed in Hanzhong for three weeks to complete their task. In return for the help, China sent to Pakistan “15 ton of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a feedstock for Pakistan’s centrifuges that Khan’s colleagues were having difficulty producing on their own.”

According to Khan, the uranium hexafluoride gas helped Pakistan to start producing bomb-grade Uranium in 1982. Chinese scientists also helped Islamabad in solving “other nuclear weapons challenges”. However, as Pakistanis’ competence grew, Islamabad started to fear of a preemptive strike on its key nuclear sites by India or Israel.

In 1982, the then Pakistani military ruler Mohammad Zia ul-Haq talked to Khan about the fears of possible Indian or Israeli strike. Haq sent Khan and a Pakistani military general to Beijing “with a request in mid-1982 to borrow enough bomb-grade uranium for a few weapons.” The then Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping okayed Pakistan’s request.

“After winning Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s approval, Khan, the general and two others flew aboard a Pakistani C-130 to Urumqi. Khan says they enjoyed barbecued lamb while waiting for the Chinese military to pack the small uranium bricks into lead-lined boxes, 10 single-kilogram ingots to a box, for the flight to Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital,” the Washington Post reported in 2009.

Interestingly, Pakistan kept the Chinese material in storage until 1985. By that time, they had developed some nuclear weapons on their own. In the same year, Khan got Zia’s approval to ask if the Chinese wanted their material back. However, the Chinese responded to Pakistan that the nuclear material be considered “as a gift… in gratitude for Pakistani help”.

Throughout the period, the US was aware of the Chinese-Pakistani collaboration and also of the fact that Beijing and Islamabad were “worried about India”, according to the post.

Khan is believed to have passed of nuclear weapons know how to many states including Iran and Libya.

China has officially denied its nuclear weapon collaboration with Pakistan.
http://www.defencenews.in/article/C...istan-make-nuclear-bombs-against-India-283615

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All this is pretty well known. But what is not is that China helped Pakistan test its nuke, a derivative of China's CHIC-4 nuclear bomb at their testing ground at Lop Nor on 26 May 1990.

The US though in the knowledge of the large scale nuclear proliferation by the Pakis since the 90s did damn-all to stop them. After all, the WOT was the priority which included transit facilities of US military equipment from Pak to Afghanistan and their 'help' in the war in Afghanistan! We know how that went!
 

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this has to be highlighted to the trump regime over and ver again till they get it

if china has violated npt ....... then india which has NEVER VIOLATED NPT has a GREATER RIGHT THAN CHINA to be part of p6

and forget about the man mohan singh inspired sceardy-cat g4 idea to join an watered down perm members of UNSC .....that is a sell out to the people of india and to its impeccable committment to never proliferate

in fact if it does not get admitted to perm member of UNSC with all the same rights then we will continue to consider it a lob-sided treaty and now we are not going to be bound by it and we will consider to give to vietnam and taiwan , south kore , japan nuke technology if not more direct nuclear assistance .... we should inform trump about that

we shd ask for missile bases in those nations , place our personnel together with theirs to man those bases ans they will include nuke-tipped misiles
 
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Everything about Napaki bomb is Cheeni gifted, including the nuclear tests at Chagai that were carried out after China sent in replacements for the Napaki duds..
 

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