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India has 2600 nuclear warheads (sic) says Harvard University

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Levina, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Thal near Mumbai was the first HWP. These are the current facilities

    Nuclear-Heavy Water Production
     
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    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    And what happened to the crew? Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes? :azn:
     
  3. kaku

    kaku Major IDF NewBie

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    So, allegedly Norway filed a case against india, allegedly India won the case.


    Allegedly MARCOS boarded a ship, hijacked it. And allegedly crew of ship got teleportation to Mars.

    Allegedly I don't have any problem with your fantasies, but allegedly don't make a history of fantasies. Allegedly our history is already a FUBAR.

    This report is in public domain since 1988.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    Allegedly .... yup.

    Like allegedly we had undertaken something in 2012 and was reported as such in 2012 by yours truly, which last year came out as Op Ginger :)

    This specific incident, was quite complicated and is not as simple as your reference has made it out to be. The actual supposed transport took place by sea as the quantity was in a score and half tonnes sourced from multiple sources.

    I did say 'if I recall correctly' about ICJ and that I was too lazy to look it up. Or maybe it was a threat by Norway of going to ICJ over the issue which is falsely registered as an actual occurrence.

    You see, there is not much scope of fantasies, I did not have to look up anything nor am I willing to, for this topic.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    No clue actually. What the rumours were was that there was a Shell Corporation created as a front agency to the DAE.

    Since the quantity involved was allegedly a mix of Norwegian and Soviet supplied Heavy Water, the same was shipped from a single source point. Enroute it was allegedly hijacked as neither a trace of the 'ship' nor of any witness can be found, only rumours of such an occurrence were rife well into 90s and early 2000s.

    That the vessel was broken down at Alang after offloading, is something that is again a verbal claim, as narrated by a slightly tipsy er person of interest :D
     
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    India modernising its nuclear arsenal with eye on China instead of Pakistan: US nuclear experts
    India continues to modernise its atomic arsenal with an eye on China and the country's nuclear strategy which traditionally focused on Pakistan now appears to place increased emphasis on the Communist giant, two top American nuclear experts have said.







    By: PTI | Washington | Updated: July 13, 2017 11:03 am
    [​IMG]India’s nuclear strategy, which has traditionally focused on Pakistan, now appears to place increased emphasis on China, the two experts claimed. (File photo)
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    India continues to modernise its atomic arsenal with an eye on China and the country’s nuclear strategy which traditionally focused on Pakistan now appears to place increased emphasis on the Communist giant, two top American nuclear experts have said. An article published in the July-August issue of the digital journal ‘After Midnight’ has also claimed that India is now developing a missile which can target all of China from its bases in South India.

    India is estimated to have produced enough plutonium for 150–200 nuclear warheads but has likely produced only 120–130, wrote Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris in the article-“Indian nuclear forces 2017″. India’s nuclear strategy, which has traditionally focused on Pakistan, now appears to place increased emphasis on China, the two experts claimed. While India has traditionally been focused on deterring Pakistan, its nuclear modernisation indicates that it is putting increased emphasis on its future strategic relationship with China,” they wrote.

    “That adjustment will result in significantly new capabilities being deployed over the next decade that may influence how India views nuclear weapons’ role against Pakistan,” they said.

    Noting that India continues to modernise its nuclear arsenal with development of several new nuclear weapon systems, the two experts estimate that New Delhi currently operates seven nuclear-capable systems: two aircraft, four land-based ballistic missiles, and one sea-based ballistic missile. “At least four more systems are in development. The development program is in a dynamic phase, with long-range land- and sea-based missiles emerging for possible deployment within the next decade,” it said.

    India is estimated to have produced approximately 600 kilograms of weapon-grade plutonium, sufficient for 150–200 nuclear warheads; however, not all the material has been converted into nuclear warheads, it said. Based on available information about its nuclear-capable delivery force structure and strategy, we estimate that India has produced 120–130 nuclear warheads, the article said adding that the country will need more warheads to arm the new missiles it is currently developing.

    Kristensen and Norris said that the two-stage, solid-fuel, rail-mobile Agni-2, an improvement on the Agni-1, which can deliver a nuclear or conventional warhead more than 2,000 kilometres is probably targeted on western, central, and southern China. Although the Agni-4 will be capable of striking targets in nearly all of China from northeastern India (including Beijing and Shanghai), India is also developing the longer-range Agni-5, a three-stage, solid-fuel, rail-mobile, near-intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a warhead more than 5,000 kilometres (3,100-plus miles), it said.

    “The extra range will allow the Indian military to establish Agni-5 bases in central and southern India, further away from China,” the research article said.




    http://indianexpress.com/article/wo...stead-of-pakistan-us-nuclear-experts-4748319/
     

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