India can produce more than 100 nuke weapons: Scientist

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New Delhi: Allaying apprehensions about reports of Pakistan doubling its nuclear arsenal, a veteran Indian scientist who played a key role in India's second nuclear test has said India need not be alarmed as its credible minimum deterrence was robust and it can produce more than 100 weapons.

'Our credible minimum deterrent is robust and strong. There is no cause for undue alarm,' K Santhanam, a former scientist with the Defence Research and Development (DRDO) and the chief pointsman for the weaponisation programme for India's second nuclear test, said.

'Our plutonium-based nuclear programme is stronger and the plutonium produced can help make more than 100 weapons. The numbers are not the only thing that matter. Our nuclear programme is completely indigenous and stronger,' he said.

Santhanam was reacting to disclosures by a US daily that Pakistan has doubled its nuclear arsenal over the last several years and now has more than 100 deployed weapons.

Pakistan has 100 nuclear weapons, doubled its arsenal: Report

The Pakistanis have significantly accelerated production of uranium and plutonium for bombs and developed new weapons to deliver them, the influential US daily, The Washington Post, reported Monday citing estimates by non-government analysts.
 

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We have enough fissile material for hundreds of nukes but we do not need them.

Let Pak bankrupt themselves by building so many unnecessary nukes; we have no obligation to engage in a nuclear arms race with lobotomized nations.
 

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Shantaram needs to shut up. The US wants to know how many india has and what plans we have. We don't need to react to US reports on pak weapons. They are just baiting us to spill the beans on our own program.
 

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We should not care what Palistani's think. World should not even hear anything from us.
 

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