The Nuclear Threat From Pakistan


Pakistan’s testing of nuclear bombs in 1998 rendered transparent what was already suspected in intelligence circles. It, in effect, erected a deterrent to India employing its superior conventional strength beyond a point. That remains the state of play till date.

After 2002, though, when the Indian Army laboured for two month to mobilize troops on the Pakistan border for a tense stand-off known as Operation Parakram, a “Cold Start” doctrine – that of a rapid deployment of forces on the western front – apparently came into being. Pakistan claimed this was the case, the United States suspected it to be so, but India denied it, until in the new bombastic culture of New Delhi, a loquacious Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, reportedly boasted about it last year.

One doesn’t know what kind of an environment one lives in today, but India, despite testing a nuclear device as far back as 1974, has historically and widely been recognised as a responsible nation in this sphere; whereas Pakistan, with an unabashed first strike policy, has not been placed in such a category by the international community. In fact, in addition to being dubiously the world’s fastest assembler of nuclear weapons in the past two decades, it has developed what it calls tactical nukes to counter India’s Cold Start thinking. Read More…

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