Nuclear weapons in South Asia – by: ZULFIQAR HALEPOTO
MAY is known as a sinister month for peace in South Asia when on May 11, 1998, India tested three devices at the Pokhran underground testing site, followed by two more tests on May 13, 1998.
On May 28 the same year Pakistan exploded five underground nuclear devices in response to India’s nuclear tests. Tests were justified as an instrument of ‘deterrence’ to avoid any conventional war in the future.
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So subtle and imperceptible has been the process of justifying the presence of ready-to-launch nuclear weapons as a normal phenomenon that today ordinary citizens in the Western world appear more worried about the possibility of a weapon or two falling into the hands of Iran
Barack Obama will be back in Prague on April 8 where his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev will join him to sign the treaty to reduce their respective nuclear arsenals by almost one-third over the next few years. This comes a year after Obama’s historic speech in the Czech capital in March 2009 where he pledged to work towards a nuclear weapons-free world.
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