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Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
IMHO, nuclear deterrence has only cosmetic value. India will never be
able to use a Nuclear weapon as the International sanctions that will
follow will ruin the country. Moreover its own cities are vulnerable to
nuclear attack!!

Any country will opt for a huge conventional bomb instead of a low yield
nuclear weapon because of taboo associated with nuclear weapons. This
may only change when the nuclear threshold is crossed.

Terrorist attacks/low intensity attacks are a greater threat in the
present day situation than a conventional/nuclear war. Kargil was also
low intensity attack. Pakistan knows that it can not win a
conventional/nuclear war with India so it will continue with Kargil kind
of attacks. Nuclear weapons are not going to help us in any way. We can
not nuke pak for Kargil type attack and expect the world to sit and

So the nuclear tests might have yielded some more data than available in
laboratories but its impact on Indian security is not much.


On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 sdcvamsi@siliconcorp.com wrote :
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> Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it,
> and propagate it!
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> Does Mr. Barun see something else that we have missed
> possibly?
> One of the main reasons that Kargil didn't precipitate
> into a full scale "war"
> is because of nuclear deterrence!!  In this century,
> nuclear deterrence will
> continue to play a big part of diplomacy and the
> nuclear hegemonies would like
> it very much if no one else challenged their supremacy
> - so then, who speaks
> for India's Liberty?!!
> Furthermore, low yield nuclear weapons combined with
> new missile technologies
> will play a key role in future wars which will be quick
> and decisive, even
> more so than today's.  Low yield nuclear weapons are
> well within India's reach
> thanks to the recent nuclear tests; so again, I se

> national security throughout this century because of
> these tests.
> Sincerely,
> Vamsi M.

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