Comments on: Do we need the big bomb? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10614 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 09:16:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10614 Of course India needs a bigger bomb and a change to the no first use policy.

Whats the use of making an A bomb and then sitting silently while enemy forces nuke the hell out of you first probably crippling your ability to retaliate with anything let alone nukes.

If one country is allowed to have a nuclear program every other country should have a right to do so as well.

Its quite amusing to see the only country to use an A bomb to go around trying to disarm to or make nuclear deals with other countries.

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By: Keith http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10598 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 03:40:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10598 India does not need bigger or smaller bombs. It needs a different nuclear policy. The no first use policy is just asking for it. It opens up India to Pakistan based terrorism, implicitly backed by Pakistan’s nuclear prowess, and it opens up India to serious threats from China which has no such policy. The policy paints India into a corner.

Those Gandhian principles are great. But they aren’t practical for the real world. India needs a new nuclear doctrine designed to counter the actual threats it faces today. That’ll pay off far more than any improved bomb or delivery technology.

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By: r http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10539 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 10:04:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10539 even if we have a big bomb, will be we safe? How safe will be we with smaller bombs?

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By: why http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10536 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 09:01:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10536 To have nuclear weapon is to invite others to nuke you first. Its a silly game because even the winner lose.

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By: venky http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10508 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:07:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10508 I would suggest at least a 3-5 MT bomb in 5 years, however.

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By: raja http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10492 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:06:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10492 Q.1: Name the ONLY civilized country on earth who dropped the nuclear bomb on other civilized country, killing lakhs of innocent people ? [Marks: 20]

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By: bob http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10491 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 04:11:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10491 something big enough to wipe out half the population should be big enough… might need a couple though.

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By: azad http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10486 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10486 A-bombs are dirtcheap. Its much more expensive to by jets

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By: Seth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10485 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:19:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10485 Kudos Hassan! I fully agrees with your opinion.

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By: Aaruni Upadhyay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/09/28/do-we-need-the-big-bomb/comment-page-1/#comment-10482 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:41:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1978#comment-10482 How could India forget the time when USA sent her nuclear submarine USS Enterprise to force India into surrendering to Pakistan(1971). Had Russia not help us at that time with their own Navy, who knows what would have happened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakist ani_War_of_1971

It is now the same USA who got a taste of her own blood during 9/11 and are now forcing India to cut out a deal with Pakistan.

It’s a bad n mad world out there and our country India is at stake. Not only we need to make bigger and bigger bombs but be ready to use them if the need be so.

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