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India expanding military nuclear site: US think tank

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  1. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    A Washington-based think-tank has claimed that India is expanding its military nuclear site near Mysore.

    In a statement released on the eve of crucial Indo-US Strategic Dialogue the Institute for Science and International Security said on Thursday that Google Earth imagery showed initial excavations and construction of a large building or buildings at the Rare Materials Plant site in Karnataka.

    "While the construction is in its early stages in this image, the size of the building or buildings to be constructed indicates that these will be large industrial buildings," it said as it released a satellite picture of the site taken on March 30.

    "A DigitalGlobe satellite image from 2005 shows the same area as undeveloped with several adjacent ponds," it said referring to the older picture of the same site.

    "Based on procurement data and public advertisements for bidding requests, ISIS concluded in 2006 that India was on the verge of adding at least 3,000 centrifuges to the RMP," it claimed.
    "If the construction seen in the March 3, 2010 imagery is for a new gas centrifuge hall, India's uranium enrichment capacity at RMP will be greatly expanded," ISIS claimed.

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    http://news.rediff.com/report/2010/jun/03/india-building-new-nuclear-site-us-think-tank.htm
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    so had it anything to do with expanding the nuclear arsenal
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Hell yeah!

    The facility is for military purposes. They are adding more centrifuges, so that means we will have more enriched uranium.

    The only things military does with enriched uranium is create nuke bombs.

    Look's like India is reacting to Pakistan's new nuclear facility.
     
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    Karthic Sri <b>STAR MEMBER of the MONTH</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    Actually its not like reacting to Pakistan.

    We have more than enough nukes to destroy Pak many times over.

    Any more nukes will be aimed at China
     
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    aiming at china ....
     
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    Why in the world is U.S concerned about everyone else... Let the U.N do that job
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    According A report by David Albright, published by the Institute for Science and International Security in 2000, estimated that India at end of 1999 had 310 kilograms of weapon grade plutonium, enough for 65 nuclear weapons. He also estimated that India had 4,200 kg of reactor grade plutonium which is enough to build 1,000 nuclear weapons. By the end of 2004, he estimates India had 445 kilograms of weapon grade plutonium which is enough for around 85 nuclear weapons considering 5 kg of plutonium required for each weapon.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

    if this is true,we almost have 10 times more weapon grade plutonium then pakistan,and even more than enough for china,why we need more
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Pakistan has recently started enriching Plutonium. They are now even offering it in the international market.

    India has been slow when it comes to nuclear fission material. So its finally gearing up.

    We need more enriched uranium, not only to increase the number of warheads, but to also increase the yield of the bombs. We need 200-300 warheads, but our current arsenal is around 80-100, which is not enough considering the fact that Pakistan has increased its arsenal to 80-90.
     
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