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    India Has Fissile Material for 2,000 Warheads, Assesses Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assessed that India has enough fissile material for more than 2,000 warheads, a media report said on Thursday.

    The National Command Authority (NCA) on Wednesday concluded that India’s growing nuclear programme and absence of a conflict resolution mechanism were upsetting strategic stability in the region and the situation was forcing Pakistan to maintain ‘full-spectrum deterrence capability’, reported Dawn.

    Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the apex policy-making body for the country’s strategic programme reviewed in its meeting the regional security environment and was briefed on fast-paced strategic and conventional capability developments taking place in the neighbourhood.

    The media report said that contrary to international estimates, Pakistani assessment is that India has enough fissile material, both reactor- and weapon-grade plutonium, for more than 2,000 warheads.

    International Institute of Strategic Studies noted in a paper: “New Delhi’s plutonium stocks also continue to pile up; according to one Pakistani assessment, by the end of 2013 India had produced enough weapons- and reactor-grade plutonium (0.8-1tn and 15tn respectively) for 2,000 warheads.”

    The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Rashad Mehmood, the three services chiefs and the director general of the strategic plans division.

    Dawn cited US think tanks Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Centre as saying that Pakistan had the fastest growing nuclear programme and could have the third largest nuclear stockpile within five to 10 years.

    The NCA meeting comes amid shelling at the border with India and a day ahead of talks between Pakistani Rangers and India's Border Security Force (BSF) chiefs in New Delhi.

    Saying that there are no estimates available on Indian missile inventories, the media report said that concerns expressed by the NCA pertained to India’s growing strategic capabilities in the form of new weapon systems, including submarine-launchable intercontinental and medium-range ballistic missiles and improvements in its ballistic missile defence.

    The NCA also noted with concern India’s rapidly expanding conventional military asymmetry and dangerous limited conventional war policy called Cold Start doctrine.

    “The NCA re-affirmed that the state remains fully cognisant of the evolving security dynamics of South Asia and will take all measures to safeguard its national security,” the military’s public relations wing said.

    It said the NCA resolved to maintain full-spectrum deterrence capability in line with the dictates of credible minimum deterrence against all forms of aggression.

    http://www.firstpost.com/world/india...n-2428224.html

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    L&T Forgings achieves milestone for India's PHWR Nuclear Program

    L&T Special Steels and Special Forgings (LTSSHF),a joint venture of L&T and NPCIL, crossed an important milestone with the manufacture of heavy and complex forgings for the Steam Generator (SG) of the 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR).

    This landmark achievement affirms, for the first time, India's indigenous capability to make all types of forgings for the PHWR nuclear program of the Indian government. It assumes special significance in the light of the 'Make in India' drive by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.

    A flag-off ceremony was held for the despatch of the complex primary head and cone shell, on September 23, 2015 at the state-of-art Steel making & Forging Facility of LTSSHF at Hazira, near Surat. It was attended by top management personnel from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and L&T.

    This achievement has been a culmination of a joint collaborative and persistent technology development effort with extensive trials and learning to achieve nuclear grade quality. Through this indigenous capability build-up, LTSSHF has geared itself for the execution of the future bulk orders in significantly reduced time schedule thus vindicating the vision of founders of this facility towards ensuring nation's self-reliance in critical technologies.
    http://www.indiainfoline.com/article...0200436_1.html


    Good step towards indigenous 700-770 MW pressurized heavy-water reactor.
    KAPS-4 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 770 Dec-2016[7]
    RAPS-7 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 Jun-2016[8]
    RAPS-8 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 Dec-2016[8]
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    Media troll being taken too seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjad Hussain View Post
    Media troll being taken too seriously.
    India wont waste these fissile material on nukes... 100 large nukes are sufficient for deterrence.
    It needs every bit of them for civil nuclear R&D program

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    If indeed, this is the assessment of the NCA and the NCA is compelled to match this development, then fissile material for at least 2000 warheads may be a goal the NCA is reaching for - the US and it's "coalition" will not stand for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    If indeed, this is the assessment of the NCA and the NCA is compelled to match this development, then fissile material for at least 2000 warheads may be a goal the NCA is reaching for - the US and it's "coalition" will not stand for it.
    India should not think beyond 100 bombs-- Anything more than 100 is waste of resource-- is there any ban on testing nuclear weapons in outer space--500 million miles far from earth...??

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    Re: India Has Fissile Material for 2,000 Warheads, Assesses Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohan Tiwari View Post
    India should not think beyond 100 bombs-- Anything more than 100 is waste of resource-- is there any ban on testing nuclear weapons in outer space--500 million miles far from earth...??
    Lets hope this is thinking continues to be the official thinking and India produce no more than 100 warheads and invite IAEA to verify, without verification, questions of credibility will hound Indian claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muse View Post
    Lets hope this is thinking continues to be the official thinking and India produce no more than 100 warheads and invite IAEA to verify, without verification, questions of credibility will hound Indian claims.
    India have fewer warheads & most of its reactors are under IAEA monitoring.
    Indian nuclear program is focused on three-stage nuclear power program.
    1. PWHR : 700-770 MW reactors being manufactured
    2. Fast breeder reactor
    PFBR fast breeder reactor likely to get operational with in few months: Ur238 to Plutonium cycle with 500 MW of energy

    3. Thorium cycle: Advanced heavy water reactor
    http://articles.economictimes.indiat...mic-energy-act


    Apart from this, Russian, french reactors are built.AP1000 of Westinghouse is under negotiation..


    Pakistan is spending all its resource and funds to build nukes
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/850805/p...ia-now-report/
    Pakistan surspasses India's nuke count: report
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