> Indian Nuclear Policy
During the Cold War, if USA launched a nuke-loaded missile, Soviet
satellites would inform the Soviet army in 3 seconds and in less than 45
seconds Soviet counter-missiles would be on their way. Recent studies
commissioned by US department of Defense included one on nuclear war between
India and Pakistan. This was their scenario.................
The Pakistan army decides to launch a nuke-missile towards India. They don't
need any permission from their government, and promptly order the
Indian technology is highly advanced. In less than 8 seconds, Indian army
detects the Pak countdown and decides to launch a missile in retribution.
But they need permission from the Government of India. They submit their
request to the Indian President. The President forwards it to the Cabinet.
The Prime Minister calls an emergency Lok Sabha session.
The LS meets! after three days, but due to several walkouts and severe
protests by the opposition, it gets adjourned indefinitely. The President
asks for a quick decision. In the mean time, the Pak missile failed to take
off due to unknown reasons. Their attempts for a relaunch are still on.
Just then the Indian ruling party is reduced to a minority because a party
that was giving outside support withdraws it. The President asks the PM to
prove his majority within a week. As the ruling party fails to win the
confidence vote, a caretaker government is installed.
The caretaker PM decides to permit the armed forces to launch a nuclear
missile. But the Election Commission says that a caretaker government cannot
take such a decision because elections are at hand. A Public Interest
Litigation is filed in the Supreme Court alleging misuse of power by the
The Supreme Court comes to the rescue of the PM, and says the acting! PM is
authorized to take this decision in view of the emergency facing the nation.
Just then one of the Pak missiles successfully took off, but it fell 367
miles away from the target, on a government building at 11.00AM. Fortunately
there were no casualties as no employee had reached the office that early.
In any case, the nuclear core of the missile had detached somewhere in
The Pakistan army is now trying to get better technologies from China and
USA. The Indian Government, taking no chances, decides to launch a nuclear
missile of its own, after convening an all-party meeting.
This time all the parties agree. Its three months since the army had sought
permission. But as preparations begin, "pro-humanity", "anti nuclear"
activists come out against the Government's decision.
Human chains are formed and Rasta rokos organised. In California and
Washington endless e-mails are sent to Indians condemning the government and
mentioning "Please forward it to as many Indians as possible".
On the Pakistan side, the missiles kept malfunctioning. Some missiles
deviate from target due to technical failures or high-speed wind blowing
over Rajasthan. These missiles are neutralized by Pakistan itself, as the
missiles are moving backwards towards Karachi. A missile (smuggled from USA)
is pressed into service. Since the Pakistan army is unable to understand its
software, it hits it original destination: Russia.
Russians successfully intercept the missile and in retaliation launch a
nuclear missile towards Islamabad. The missile hits the target and creates
Pakistan cries for help. India expresses deep regrets for what has happened
and sends in a million dollars worth of Britannia biscuits.
Thus India never gets to launch the missile.
Pakistan never gets it right.
And both live happily ever after!