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Fw: Nuclear Tests - India's Stand Point
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Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998 6:42 PM
Subject: Fwd: Nuclear Tests - India's Stand Point
>>>Here is a letter from scientific officer in the Dept. of Atomic
>>>India...V. Venkataramanan wrote :
>>>Take a moment and go through these facts: I know pretty well that my
>>>friends abroad will have a tough time convincing their colleagues and
>>>mates on the Indian standpoint on nuclear tests. I used to defend
>>>French N-test at pacific, just for the plain fact - conducting
>>>should not be the monopoly of the US. If any Americans are preaching
>>>about the values of nonproliferation and the like, just humbly
>>>them the history:
>>>1. US is the only nation, thus far, to have used the N-weapons.
>>>2. Maximum number of N-tests were conducted (and are still being
>>>conducted) by US, a whooping 1200 odd tests have been conducted thus
>>>by the Yankees, followed by the erstwhile soviet (700) and China
>>>3. US is the only aggressor in the world, in today's world; it stages
>>>wars and proxy wars - never for its country nor to defend it. It
>>>It can assume mantle to storm the Iraqi deserts, for and on behalf
>>>Kuwait. They do not even need an invitation to do that!
>>>4. None of the so called test ban and non-proliferation treaties
>>>proposed by US talk about dismantling of US N-warheads!
>>> 5. US preaches (and practices) "what is good for americans, is good
>>>for the rest of the world". Every other nations, unfortunately, are
>>>bullied to buy this theory.
>>>US does not want to play on a level play ground, it stands high above
>>>all, over a huge stockpile of arms and preaches to the third world
>>>about the dangers of it. Unfortunately, countries like Australia,
>>>which had taken a tough stand on Frence' pacific N-test, for its own
>>>ecology have to sustain the same on India. Japan's reaction should
>>>viewed as plain anguish of someone who had undergone the horror that
>>>But, just tell them that we will never try to fabricate ICs and
>>>cars and will buy from them; they will be happy.
>>>So called, the big five nuclear nations is just an illusion; the US,
>>>erstwhile USSR, China, France and UK are not the only countries with
>>>N-arm. Now, we too are there - rightfully, along with a host of
>>>shadow powers like, Pakistan, N.Korea, S.Korea, Iraq(??), Uzbeck,
>>>Kazak, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, etc. The real danger is with the
>>>countries who have not toiled to get it, but acquired through other
>>>means. The entire Arab nations have access from the parts of
>>>ex-USSR; Pakistan has access to Chinese technology.
>>>Tell them that India waited for about 25 years before the
>>>forced it to go for the second test. This reluctance on the part of
>>>India just indicates that it did not wish to be seen as an aggressor,
>>>it never had been one.
>>>Last, but not least, if anyone is not willing to look into the
>>>realities ask them to shut and ponder about the consequences of 1200
>>>odd tests by the US. If 1200+ cannot harm the earthlings, a mere 4
>>>tests can never do that.
>>>Pass this mail to anyone, whom you might think would be interested.
>>>I would welcome all feedbacks; supports and flames.
>>>I am planning to follow this posting with another one on "India
>>>should now sign the CTBT and NPT"
>>> V. Venkataramanan Phone :
>>> Scientific Officer :
>>> Center for Advanced Technology FAX : +91-731-48 8300
>>> Department of Atomic Energy e-mail :
>>> Indore - 452 013. INDIA
>>>--------- End forwarded message ----------
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