- Feb 24, 2009
Interview with Ray | Small Wars JournalTwenty years ago, the specter of impending nuclear war was just beginning to fade from the collective mindset of most Americans, and there are few pundits, analysts, and think tanks that put anything into print these days about the stockpiles that remain in the US and Russia. Does the average man on the street in New Delhi live under the gloom of a possible thermonuclear mushroom cloud on the subcontinent?
I don't think so. Possibly because they don't understand the issue! Also because there is a sincere belief that none would be stupid enough to do so or even dream of using nukes as it would mean the other side too will get destroyed!
What would it take for either side to employ one of the warheads that India and Pakistan have stockpiled?
Indian politicians are too docile to even think of using it! Pakistan may use it if an Indian attack threatens their existence.