NRI in Europe
- Aug 10, 2009
Anyone around can advise if the Nation is developing such and are these indeed capable of causing much greater damage than fission-based nukes ?
i believe we r right n the middle of a massive controversy regarding the 200KT thermonuclear warhead.. moreover even if Mr. Santhanam's claims are false it is widely known india has no operational thermonukes. most of indias 40-50 warheads are 15 -20 kt fission warheads and a few 45 kt fission warheads...the czar bomb was 57 Meg and too large to be on a misslile or other known delivery system.
so a smaller say 20-25 Meg might be more suitable and deliverable via missile.
Considering China has 4 Meg device, india cannot be satisfied with 200k - 400K devices - psychologicaly less deterrent value as well :
So india need to develop a little more in this area even to the extent of sacrificing some of the other conventional weapions develpment .
Ok if not 20 Meg ( which was just a manner of speaking ) then at least to be on par with our northeastern neighbour so say 6 or 8 Meg should be fine and easily deliverable by missile .
this is a special present for our northeastern neighbour only !
bra - you are right in that question. So what im trying to do here is to push the idea that it shold be done. To heck with other countries' opinions and all theat NPT junk say. because when we face china all of a sudden our western friends are suddenly no where to be seen ... we have to face our defence capability on our own so we do what we have to. so i feel the biggie is one indispensable tool.20 Meg which Missiles are capable of taking such a huge war head in India,?
other then Agni series are any missile capable of taking such huge war heads?
are we developing any other N-capable missile at present?
Corpus , youre most probably right , so what im trying to say is that we need to change that for the reasons stated in my post abovei believe we r right n the middle of a massive controversy regarding the 200KT thermonuclear warhead.. moreover even if Mr. Santhanam's claims are false it is widely known india has no operational thermonukes. most of indias 40-50 warheads are 15 -20 kt fission warheads and a few 45 kt fission warheads...
we have to assume they have it ; and have an answer to it dont you think,This is highly debatable/questionable. There is no documented proof on the yield of Chinese thermonukes.