Sunday, September 27, 2009

India to Produce High-Yeild Nukes


Financial Times: "They[Indian Officials] said India had built weapons with yields of up to 200 kilotons, which would be considered a “proper strategic deterrent” by the global community. A nuclear weapon above 50 kilotons is considered high yield. India’s enhanced capability gives it a considerable edge over Pakistan, its nuclear-armed arch-rival.
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India, which has refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, started developing its nuclear arsenal in 1974. New Delhi is estimated to have manufactured weapons-grade plutonium for at least 100 warheads. Senior Indian officials have insisted that the 1998 tests were successful and deny the need for anything more than computer simulations to gauge the yield of nuclear weapons."

This is good news. We have yet to see a war of nuclear exchanges happen because democracies were to strong. 

2 comments:

Solameanie said...

I was just going to say, India having nukes makes me less nervous than Pakistan having nukes.

Think I'll go find an old copy of Duke Nukem.

Palm boy said...

That was a fun game!