ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORTS COMING FROM THE SUBCONTINENT,INDIA’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS LACK DETERRENT POWER AND ARE USELESS TO WARD OFF ANY ATTACK BY PAKISTAN OR CHINA(OR RUSSIA/U.S. FOR THAT MATTER).
“India’s nuclear deterrence lacks capability: Analyst
NEW DELHI: India’s nuclear deterrence lacks capability and the country needs to build up its stockpile of fissile material to correct this, a
leading defenceanalyst said Monday.
“We need to build up our fissile material stockpiles because our deterrence lacks capability,” Brig. (retd) Gurmeet Kanwal said at a seminar here on “Nuclear Arsenals post 2010” organised by the Indian Navy-funded National Maritime Foundation.
Kanwal noted in this context that India lacked nuclear submarines capable of launching SLBMs (submarine-launched ballistic missiles) that are considered the most credible form of deterrence in case of a nuclear attack.
As Rear Admiral (retd) K. Raja Menon put it, an SLBM “is the most stabilising element of a second strike capability” in case of a nuclear attack.
India has repeatedly said that it would not be the first to use nuclear weapons in case of a war with Pakistan but experts point out that given its limited delivery capabilities of delivering these from the air or from the ground, this would make the country vulnerable in case of war.
Urging greater transparency in the decision making process on building a credible deterrence against a nuclear attack, he deprecated the fact that the armed forces were kept out of the process……MORE HEREClick here for reuse options!