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BJP says it will remove "No first use" Nuclear strike option if it comes to power.

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by venureddy, Apr 7, 2014.

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  1. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    so will china if we do that
     
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    I feel, we should openly adopt the "no first use against non-nuclear powers" policy instead. That will lower the threshold against
    our 2 potential adversaries (both of whom are nuclear-armed), while having the non-nuclear powers like Turkey & Germany
    on their toes.

    Note that the "no first use against non-nuclear powers" should mean that we won't use any form of NBC weapons against a non-nuclear country
    in the first bout, unless that country attacks us with other type of WMDs.
     
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    China has already said that "if a foreign military power with overwhelmingly superior conventional strength threatens China or China's
    territory, they will be forced to resort to a first-use of WMD".
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    This is the only way to stop terror from Pak. they will now know that fingering India more can result in their total destruction.
     
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    we had long left the no first use policy and changed it to no first use against non nuclear nations( India will retaliate with nukes even if attacked by chemical or biological weapons) according to our defense adviser few years ago... now we will make it official.
     
  7. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    this will help in deterring china from any agression on india.
     
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    no it will not more then what it do today against china... it will change things with pakistan.. china don't dream of nuking everybody... its pakistan and its defence advisiers and lunatic terrorist which think so.. this is just for pakistan not for anybody else.
     
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    We should just look to it that some crazed lunatics set off a nuke somewhere in Pakistan.

    The Day of Reckoning will then begin. You didn't forget what I told you about it earlier did you?
     
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    Instead of completely revoking NFU, we must say NFU against all countries except Pakistan. :cheesy:

    Mind f*** them.
     
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    BJP puts 'no first use' nuclear policy in doubt
    By Sanjeev Miglani and John Chalmers


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    1 of 3. Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (4th R), the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with other party leaders hold copies of election manifesto in New Delhi April 7, 2014. credit: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee


    (Reuters) - The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged on Monday to revise India's nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi would not be first to use atomic weapons in a conflict.

    Unveiling its election manifesto, the party gave no details, but sources involved in drafting the document said the "no-first-use" policy introduced after India conducted a series of nuclear tests in 1998 would be reconsidered.

    Arch-rival Pakistan, which responded within weeks that year by conducting tests of its own, does not profess "no first use".

    The BJP, which was in power at the time of India's underground blasts, appears to be on the cusp of returning to government under the leadership of Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist many expect would adopt a muscular foreign policy.

    The BJP made no mention of reviewing nuclear policy in its manifesto for the previous elections in 2009.

    Opinion polls have consistently shown that the BJP will emerge as the biggest party in the five-week election that began on Monday. They suggest that, while the party is likely to fall short of the parliamentary majority needed to rule on its own, it would have the best chance to form a coalition government.

    Two aides to Modi told Reuters in the run-up to the vote that if he becomes prime minister, India would get tougher in territorial disputes with China and more robust with Pakistan over attacks by Islamist militants based there.

    In its manifesto, the party said it would seek friendly relations with neighbours, but - without naming any country - vowed to "deal with cross-border terrorism with a firm hand" and take a "strong stand and steps" when required.

    India adopted a no-first-use policy at a time when it was under pressure from punitive embargoes by Western nations for its nuclear tests, but since then it has been unofficially accepted as a nuclear power.

    The United States struck a deal with New Delhi in 2008 to give it access to civilian nuclear technology as well as finance even while it carried on with its weapon programme.

    The no-first-use policy was based on a premise that India would retaliate so massively against a nuclear strike that an enemy would not contemplate such a move in the first place.

    However, a source who advises the BJP said there has been significant debate in recent years about being bound to the policy given the advances of Pakistan's nuclear capability.

    He said Pakistan's nuclear inventory may have already overtaken that of its neighbour, and it has claimed progress in miniaturisation of weapons for use on the battlefield.

    "Do we need tactical weapons? This issue was never raised and discussed because at the time it was not a concern." said another source involved in drawing up the manifesto.

    "MAD" DOCTRINE

    Murli Manohar Joshi, head of a committee that framed the BJP's nuclear policy, declined to spell out whether no-first-use could be discarded. "Read the manifesto," he told Reuters. "It has to be in sync with geostrategic conditions."

    There was no immediate reaction from the Pakistan government or its military, which controls foreign and defence policy.

    A former Pakistani national security adviser, retired Major-General Mahmud Ali Durrani, said he would not be concerned if India revised the central tenet of its nuclear doctrine.

    "I don't think it will be of great consequence," he said. "The nuclear doctrine here is MAD (mutually assured destruction). If one side does it, the other side has enough to cause unacceptable damage in response."

    Durrani said there was more concern in Pakistan about the "overall attitude" of Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat in 2002 when more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were slaughtered in mob violence.

    Modi has always vehemently denied that he allowed, or even encouraged, the bloodshed, driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda, and a Supreme Court inquiry found no evidence to prosecute him.

    The BJP manifesto set out its Hindu nationalist leanings, with a vow to explore building a Ram temple at the site of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh that was torn down by zealots 22 years ago, potentially putting a deeply controversial issue back into play.

    "There's a religious right in the BJP so they want to acknowledge that without making it the centrepiece of the manifesto," said Ashok Malik, a political columnist. "I don't think the BJP is going to take it forward as a political movement."

    The party also made a commitment to withdrawing a special autonomous status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority region, which many believe prolongs ambiguity over the status of a territory claimed by Pakistan.

    It added that it would aim for the return of Hindus who left Kashmir when the region was roiled by an Islamist insurgency.

    (Additional reporting by Frank Jack Daniel in New Delhi and Katharine Houreld in Islamabad; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

    BJP puts 'no first use' nuclear policy in doubt| Reuters
     
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    no i remember
     
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    Who cares its the same thing wither way.
     
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    That's not a good decision
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Yeah, because we will nuke terrorists now and Pak forces will just sit and watch. :disagree:

    That's noting more than cheap talk of BJP before the elections, they know exactly that it's nonsense to lower our standards in this regard, since it will only make us look like Pakistan and the west will see us as a 3rd world country with nukes again. Operationally, this nonsense has no value, since we all know that the minute one side uses nukes, the other will do it as well and we all end up as losers!

    The only real effect the nukes have, is to threaten the opponent to use it and China fears our newly developed SSBNs much more than this try of the BJP to act strong to get some votes, because the SSBNs gives us an operational 2nd strike capability, to their eastern sides, with very low reaction time and very difficult to detect.
    That's the threat they need to think twice before attacking us and not such talk without any value!
     
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