War Is Not The Answer

The attacks on 26/11 have scarred Mumbai, but Mumbai has bounced back. The streets, the hotels and the stations are all back in business. In fact, Leopold opened its shutters within two days and as a symbol of defeat to the terrorists, has been crowded with people sipping from beer towers throughout.

One thing that will not bounce back is the faith in the government and administration. The citizens are enraged. They want answers and most of them have solutions themselves too. The political parties are red faced, and they might do something but that’s a whole different issue.

For one, many people I meet are convinced that we shouldn’t be tolerating Pakistan’s support for terrorism and we should attack Pakistan. Hang on, the terrorists are trained in Pakistan, but that doesn’t mean the country supports it. My friend who’s a journalist in Pakistan says that they too, face the same issue. She attends a concert and two days later the venue is blown up. We should support and help Pakistan figure out effective means of combating terrorism.

There was a video on YouTube, in which a Pakistani journalist criticises India for pointing finger to Pakistan, every time there’s an attack. Certain points are true, but, you clearly see that the media in Pakistan is creating an anti-India sentiment. ‘They ask me why I am pro-India, and I tell them of the love I found in my Indian friends. But they’re so shallow they do not understand,’ writes my friend. She is my soul-mate, somebody who held my hand through tough times and somebody who loves me for who I am. And without a word exchanged, she knows I reciprocate the same.

Just as we are pointing fingers towards Pakistan, they will soon point fingers right back at us. At such a stage, a war will only add to the animosity between the countries and undo all the efforts that we have put in for the peace process.

History stands witness that a war only kills innocent people and rarely targets the real cause that stands behind a war. The innocent lives, the enraged emotions give birth to a hatred that knows no reason. These symptoms breed innocent minds that are vulnerable to terrorism. They are trained in the name of the ones they lost, in the name of revenge and in the name of Allah to wield weapons and kill even more. This doesn’t do much for their cause, but yes, some larger power out there ends up using them as a puppet to execute a horrifying plan that unfolds in the darkness caused by terror.

If we go to war right now, I only see more hatred, more lives lost and more destruction. The terror outfits will have succeeded. They want us to be Indians vs Pakistanis, Hindus vs Muslims etc. They want us to be divided.

I stand for being one. One power, one religion that believes that lives are precious. A power that believes in fighting as one and learning from the diversities. Am I dreaming? Yes, maybe I am. But I will not let the bastards grind me down.

I love my country, I am just as enraged and disturbed by the acts of terrorism. However, I do not want a war of any form. Not a religious war, not a inter-country war all I want is a movement to develop higher value of emotions and people.

24 comments for “War Is Not The Answer

  1. guessworker
    December 7, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Nice post.

    One good thing is happening already at Gateway of India after the terrorist attacks at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. The Pigeons are returning.

    http://onlybombay.blogspot.com/2008/12/pigeons-of-taj-mahal-hotel.html

  2. December 7, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    we need to act,but do what?

    Find the face of the faceless,
    find the base of the baseless.
    praise the supposed good?
    And poison a few other’s food?
    Under our shod,
    they were stuck and trod,
    then host less,
    the parasites turned to some to bless
    them and at that they found defense
    and called this their revenge.

    anyway see this post http://pr3rna.wordpress.com/

  3. Priya
    December 7, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    YES, that is right war is not answer….thats what we always tried to do . we Indians always tried to solve the intense situation betwn PAK and INDIA with talk and better understanding. But they always tried to worsen the situation indirectly.

    Politicians runs the nation n if politicians of country belive terrorism and ask terrorist to help them then that country belongs to no where. We are not anouncing war for any religion or country but on cruelty and injustice , to bring unlawful behaviour under control.

    If you go back in Mythology of Mahabarata, you can see How Lord KRISHNA convinced Arjuna to take up the battle field , when he was refusing to fight.

  4. Pankaj
    December 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    War may not be the answer. However, just as the US takes military action against militant camps in Pakistan, India should have free reign to do so against LET camps. It is hypocritical to have one set of standards for the US but a different one for India. In addition, Zardari has the gall to continue protecting wanted terrorists in Pakistan some of whom were Indian citizens and wants evidence that he will use to try them in Pakistan! What a joke and a slap in the face for India. Had the same terror been inflicted on the US by LET and Pakistan had given the same response, Karachi would not exist anymore.

    If the Pakistani government is serious and has some spine it should extradite known terrorists to India immediately. Otherwise, India should take military action against known camps and let the chips fall wher they may. Since the Pakistani government says that the terrorists were “non-state” actors, they shouldn’t mind if India attacks the “non-state”

  5. December 8, 2008 at 10:00 am

    thank you guys.. its heartening to see more and more people agree with the fact that we don’t need a war…

  6. Joss
    December 8, 2008 at 11:12 am

    If India attacks Pakistan it will be a ‘war on terror’, in other words, meaningless. India shouldn’t look to the US as a role model! Where would the world come to if we all modelled ourselves on them. It would be an inferno. And that’s aside from the global they have caused.

    I’ve not read your blog before, compulsivewriter, but I shall again because I like your stance and I like your style.

  7. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 8, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    The citizens are enraged. They want answers and most of them have solutions themselves too.
    what solutions do they want? the terrorists obviously received local help else something like this is impossible to plan. even the commissioner refuses to comment on the “local help” theory. the politicians still have a damn leash on this guys.
    everyone knows what happens in mumbra, mira road, govandi… how can the police take action when the local politicians control the whole game and that game is called “vote bank politics”.

    The political parties are red faced, and they might do something but that’s a whole different issue.
    the politicians aren’t going to do anything. being an indian yourself, im amazed to see you say something like this. having hope is one thing but commenting as utopian as such was surprising to read.

    Hang on, the terrorists are trained in Pakistan, but that doesn’t mean the country supports it.
    what “authority” are you talking about here? the zardari govt? the army? the isi? the FATA-dwellers? balochistani’s?
    friend, this is exactly why people who have little clue about geopolitics should rather keep quiet.
    india is weak at diplomacy and it shows. we went to the international court several times crying wolf against pakistan. times we didn’t have any hard proof and at times we weren’t good at democracy. this wolf crying thing got so bad that while we called the mumbai attackers as terrorists, the world media called them “gunmen” or “attackers” rather than terrorists.

    We should support and help Pakistan figure out effective means of combating terrorism.
    the thing that is needed to combat terrorism is “will power”. the sikhs managed to wipe out the “khalistani rebels” from punjab within 1 year was because they had will power. they came to a conclusion that it was a problem and they took action. the thing going on in pakistan is completely opposite. terrorist camps are thriving there. the country is set to be taken over by the fundamentalists within a few years. and until the islamic community comes to it’s damn senses like the sikhs in punjab, nothing is going to happen. where will the pakistani media be when the fundamentalists take over? hiding under the beds…

    Just as we are pointing fingers towards Pakistan, they will soon point fingers right back at us.
    where will the pakistani media be when the country has been taken over by the fundamentalists? obviously, our pakistani friends have yet to understand this fact. and by the time they understand this fact, it’ll be too late.

    At such a stage, a war will only add to the animosity between the countries and undo all the efforts that we have put in for the peace process.
    there was never such a thing as a “peace process”. the people which india called terrorists were called as “freedom fighters” by the pakistani government. and the so called “freedom fighters” kept coming into indian and kept blowing bombs in kashmir. and the pakistani govt. had the audacity to extend us a supposed “peace process” while the pakistani army continued to open the borders for there supposed “freedom fighters” into kashmir.

    History stands witness that a war only kills innocent people and rarely targets the real cause that stands behind a war.
    india wants to neutralize the terrorist camps inside pakistan and pakistan says that it’ll have no choice but to attack india and a war will break out. what does that say to you? are you still confusing yourself into thinking the pakistani govt. has no control over the terrorist camps? it called diplomacy my friend…

    If we go to war right now, I only see more hatred, more lives lost and more destruction. The terror outfits will have succeeded. They want us to be Indians vs Pakistanis, Hindus vs Muslims etc. They want us to be divided.
    the al-qaeda have not yet delicately concentrated on there operations in india. it’ll do that in a few years. and when it does, suicide attacks in delhi, mumbai etc etc will become a regular thing. where will you be when that happens? will you still talk the gandhian talk during that time? stay with the times else it’s out with the new.

    I stand for being one. One power, one religion that believes that lives are precious. A power that believes in fighting as one and learning from the diversities. Am I dreaming? Yes, maybe I am. But I will not let the bastards grind me down.
    that’s a utopian idea. the oneness thing is preached by the religions of the east. namely, hinduism and buddhism. the followers of this religion don’t mind worshiping allah or jesus and it wouldn’t matter to them if you thrown 1000 more gods at them. they’ll worship them to.

    islam and christianity are however, monotheist religions – the belief in one god. no further comment.

    However, I do not want a war of any form. Not a religious war, not a inter-country war all I want is a movement to develop higher value of emotions and people.
    ignorance is a bliss if you want it to be.

  8. December 9, 2008 at 9:01 am

    @Joss: thanks 🙂
    @hindu fidel: dude thanks for the comment. Its definitely an interesting argument and I know I am probably being a dreamer with this post. i believe in my dream. i really do.
    as for one God: i meant one God between all religions… the power of the universe…
    I could argue endlessly but, I will stop.

    I put my thoughts on my blog. I stand by my thoughts and I think the comments encourage me to think more and more.

  9. G. D
    December 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Yeah, I agree with you…war is not the answer. A full fledged war is going to bring nothing but more loss of life and money to both nations as well as more bitterness. And its not the solution anyways.

    But I cannot buy the bullshit of Pakistan saying that they are victims of terror themselves. The fact that terrorists breed in Pakistan is proved and if their country is behaving helplessly then it is just a cover up according to me. Sadly, these terrorists cannot be eliminated by India unless we have the support of the Pakistani Govt. We arent like the US where we can blow up Pakistan and they in return wouldnt be able to even touch us.

    I think Islam badly needs a renaissance, without which the fundamentalism will continue to breed more deeply in the future, not just in Pakistan but also in developed nations. The terrorists believe that they are right and unless the beliefs change, it is impossible to reach a solution. Today a vast majority of muslims across the world are uneducated and poor and are easily convinced that it is because of other nations and religions that they are languishing in these conditions. It is possible to brainwash thousands of such individuals to kill in the name of their God and religion. And it is also brainwash some educated people to take revenge of behalf of their poor bretheren. But what they dont realize that it is going to screw up things for them even more. The world is going to isolate them even more.

    Things like these dont have a quick fix. Beliefs have to change, economic conditions there have to improve…and this is just the beginning!

  10. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    the only thing islam needs at the moment is a baseball bat to it’s head. the current trendz going on with islam are worrying and this victim game is only going to back fire on islam itself. islamic leaders need to come together and slash out all those quotes on “jihad” in the quran.

    the reason why there are hundred thousand poor uneducated illiterate muslims is because of there installed system itself. speaking in theory, you cannot expect students who’ve studied in madarassas to find a job at corporate level nor at any level.

    ignorance is not a bliss but knowledge can make you sound anti-islamic so i’ll stop.

  11. December 10, 2008 at 4:52 am

    hey mr. infidel, check out the newspapers today. All over india, bakr-eid was subdued and all Muslims wore a black armband in protest against terrorism. The religion does not endorse terrorism, but when people like you profile all Muslims like that, they feel isolated and develop animosity towards the society. this in turn forces them to delve deeper in their religion. most of the madarassas are run by Mullas and maulavis who use a misunderstood version of Islam to create these warriors.
    One of my closest friends lives across the border. This Muslim girl is pained by the attacks as much as I am.
    I recommend u watch a movie called ‘Khuda Kay Liye’, maybe you’d change your narrow outlook. especially since it tells a story we seldom hear. thanks

  12. December 10, 2008 at 4:54 am

    and yeah, while you’re at it, please watch final solution which is a documentary about the Gujarat riots and you might understand why the poor Muslims end up going to madarassas. its people like you who alienate them from the society.

  13. December 10, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Agree with you war is not the answer, we need answers though, getting enraged is one thing but what the point if all this is a routine in my country.

    We have various government body who are useless and just there as an reminder what all went wrong. All our anger must/should be channelized to look what can be done rather than what should have been done.

    Again any religion is just set of values a person chooses to follow. So to all Indian who are still mad at a particular religion pl. stop this BS. Terrorist don’t have any values, may be they do but what the point, if killing is acceptable.

    BTW, WTF are most of us complaing about we, will never leave our jobs and join the govt. will we?

  14. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    religion does not endorse terrorism
    religion is the sole culprit of terrorist activities. the general community of india and the news channels may shout as much as they want that religion doesn’t instigate terrorism but the fact of the matter is that it does. i mean who are you fooling? it’s a fact that muslims shouted through there mosques speakers to kill the infidels which resulted in godhra train burning of hindu’s and it’s also a fact that modi ordered his butchers to riot, kill and rip open that pregnant women to avoid another muslim child birth on hindu land. there was not a single person that got killed at the babri masjid incident but the bomb blast that followed killed hundreds. yet the media fraternity of india labels the babri masjid as the worst crime in indian history. what we’re seeing here is a reaction from a group because of the actions of another group. it’s clear now that hindu militancy had emerged. there are known hindu training camps in the forests of maharashtra. what im worried about is what happens if a major recession hits india? hundred thousands unemployed… if the islamic groups blow a bomb during this period then how will the hindu groups react?

    the islamic groups are playing with fire by awakening the sleeping beast.

    when people like you profile all Muslims like that, they feel isolated and develop animosity towards the society.
    all terrorists are muslims but all muslims are not terrorists.

    im not labeling anyone. im only using the appropriate terms here. but that could either mean that im anti-islamic or that islam is evil. im not going to avoid commenting on a group’s action just because it sounds anti-islamic. im not anti-islamic. my mother raised me well. and i know evil when i see one.

    this in turn forces them to delve deeper in their religion.
    well, the entire concept behind madarassas are to carve the loyalty of a person towards his religion.
    the poor muslim studies in madarassa because he’s poor. madarassa’s offer free education. madarassa eduction won’t yeild a person any job so he’ll stay unemployed or be paid peanut money. his kids too will follow his dad’s footsteps. the madarassa’s will not disappear any time soon. if the govt. tries to ban madarassa’s, then it violates the secular nature of the country and even the educated muslims will take the streets causing rasta roko’s and naka bandhs. it’s a violent loop in order. this way the madarassa spreads the quran and builds an army for it at the same time. the islamic community itself glorifies the path to un-civilization.

    like i said before. the sikhs came to there senses and cleaned the gutters in there own back yard within a span of 1 year. the islamic community has yet to start cleaning it’s own gutters. even people like shabana azmi are busy cleaning the gutters of hinduism but when it comes to islam, there all scared.

    most of the madarassas are run by Mullas and maulavis who use a misunderstood version of Islam to create these warriors.
    the english version of the quran is a cleaned version. the original quran has direct quotes, ordering to kill infidels(hindu’s, christians, jews etc etc), not once but several times. jihad is a war against infidels and is openly glorified by muslims. and in this war, there are quotes that says the women of infidels can be made “prostitutes” and they can marry as many infidel women as possible. the definition of “jannat” is where a man gets 72 virgins to enjoy. trust me, tit there.

    the english version however has edited all these quotes and is written along the lines of hinduism/buddhism to give it a peaceful look. so here you have two groups of muslims… one group follows the original version of the quran while the other follows the edited version of the quran. the fundamentals though object to any alterations of the original quran.

    One of my closest friends lives across the border. This Muslim girl is pained by the attacks as much as I am.
    I recommend u watch a movie called ‘Khuda Kay Liye’, maybe you’d change your narrow outlook. especially since it tells a story we seldom hear. thanks

    thanks for the recommendation. though i don’t find simulated life, ill drama interesting enough. i have debated with hundreds of muslims from pakistan, bangladesh and the entire middle-east and still do. what i’ve found was very depressing. i don’t think you nor the rest of india knows what the rest of the world thinks about india. if they did, then they’d be applying for gun licenses and preparing for a war right away.

    indians have never bothered to look at world politics nor have they debated with a foreigner to know what they think about indians. they’ve paid for it in the past and they’ll pay for it in the future too. here… read this.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Hindus

  15. Amjad
    December 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Hindu Infidel,

    You are asking to remove the jihad quotes from Holy Quran, I think u didn’t understand that this is a book of Allah(God) not written by some one living on the earth. so please learn how to express word for other religions.
    Yes we are also against war between Pakistan and India but what is the proof that these attacks are from Pakistan, only the media campaign is against Pakistan.
    Indian foriegn minister is saying on media that we have proof but where is it just pass to our government why are u saying on media only.
    If attacker is Pakistani it doesn’t mean that we will attack everywhere in our own country to satisfy your politicans needs because they want to win the next election.
    Why these type of incidents happens always on election times on india, my friend just learn from the past that this the internal game and politicans are killing there own citizens just to win the election on the name of Pakistan.
    I know everyone hates war but the situation in India is when u say something against Pakistan you always beleive on this so there is no way out.

    • December 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

      Though Mr.Infidel is slightly off the mark with his generalisation and his attack on Islam, I disagree that the fingers point to Pakistan without any proof. The arrested terrorist is a Pakistani national. The mastermind behind the parliament was enjoying a life of freedom in Pakistan. I am sure there are problems that the government of Pakistan is dealing with, but there’s no denying that the anti-India sentiment in Pakistan borders to a different level altogether. This is not a time to Indians or Pakistanis. It is time to be anti-terrorism or pro-terrorism and that my friend is a war that i expect will defy all sorts of border politics we have currently.

  16. December 23, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Encouraging thoughts..well penned, but then again, it’s based on how you see things.. completely justified.. although I hope you agree that it might just be the half truth based on the limited knowledge on this subject that you & I might have. in simpler terms, There might be more dark matter on each side of the border that we are aware of. Lets hope for the best!

  17. Amjad
    December 23, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    The way congress is dealing with the problem it shows that they want to win next election on the name of Pakistan and if you blam Pakistan everyone will appriciate you specially in India.

  18. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    You are asking to remove the jihad quotes from Holy Quran
    yes!!! what’s wrong with that?
    any book/religion that advocates it’s followers to slay an ethnicity based on any given reasons CANNOT be termed PEACEFUL. quran has done this several times. the history of islam itself is a bloody one. and islam has tried several times to burn it’s historic trails but failed.

    I think u didn’t understand that this is a book of Allah(God) not written by some one living on the earth.
    YES IT WAS!!! most scholars believe it was written by a paedophile. it’s true!!!
    can zakir naik prove to me that there actually is something called god??? NO!
    and do you know what the quran recommends to do with non-believers like us?

    so please learn how to express word for other religions.
    as i said earlier… the more you read about islam, the more you’ll sound anti-islamic.
    i can tolerate every religion in the world except islam. never. it’s an insult to intellegence. my stand might have taken away my right to call myself a secularist but i don’t care because i speak facts. i still believe im a secularist. and i hate islam.

    PAKISTANI CONSPIRACY THEORIES

    1) Yes we are also against war between Pakistan and India but what is the proof that these attacks are from Pakistan, only the media campaign is against Pakistan.

    2) If attacker is Pakistani it doesn’t mean that we will attack everywhere in our own country to satisfy your politicans needs because they want to win the next election.

    3) Why these type of incidents happens always on election times on india, my friend just learn from the past that this the internal game and politicans are killing there own citizens just to win the election on the name of Pakistan.
    ***yawn***

    According to assorted anti-Semites and neo-Nazis (and these days, Arab extremists) the Holocaust never really happened. The Jews were not killed. The whole story was Jewish propaganda.

    Arab fundamentalists have taken this a step further. It is now routine to say, on the Arab main street, that poor Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11. It was done by Mossad so that the peace-loving hermits of al-Qaeda would get a bad name. Another version of the theory casts the Americans as villains, eagerly murdering their own people only so that they had an excuse to defame blameless Islamic organisations.

    The hallmark of an intelligent democracy is skepticism. All politicians lie. It is our duty to constantly question them…Now, various Pakistani TV channels are following the Arab example. In the aftermath of the Bombay attacks, they insisted that we had engineered them ourselves only to ensure that Pakistan gets a bad reputation. (As though Pakistan needs any help from us on that score.)

    Other versions of this theory had those all-purpose villains, the evil geniuses of Mossad, arriving in India to help the perfidious R&AW organise terror attacks against our own civilians.

    Some of this theorising stems from a guilty conscience. At some level, the fascists must know that Hitler did kill the Jews. Even those who blame Mossad for 9/11 must be aware of the identities of the Arab perpetrators. And all Pakistanis are not stupid enough to believe that we would attack ourselves. (Though, if they get so panic-stricken when a man pretending to be Pranab Mukherjee calls up Asif Zardari and gives him a tongue-lashing, I’m not so sure about IQ levels in the higher echelons of the Pakistani government.)

    Many Muslims have reacted the same way over the last decade. They deny that any Muslims played any role in terrorist incidents and claim that all those accused were framed by the police. When you point out that yes, some people were probably framed, but that it is quite impossible that no Muslim has ever been correctly accused, they refuse to listen.

    full article here…
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=e175e62f-9936-459a-be24-4ebfb3279d79&MatchID1=4856&TeamID1=6&TeamID2=2&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1223&MatchID2=4873&TeamID3=1&TeamID4=3&MatchType2=1&SeriesID2=1229&PrimaryID=4856&Headline=The+Antulay+conspiracy

    I know everyone hates war but the situation in India is when u say something against Pakistan you always beleive on this so there is no way out.
    why the current situation you ask? let me see…
    you attacked india three times in the past and lost all of them. you thought and you thought and you acknowledged your weak military offence so then you thought some more. finally, you bread a beast and used it as a proxy in kashmir and while we called them “terrorists”, you called them “freedom fighters”. but now the beast has gone wild and the people living in those mountains have started infiltrating your metro’s and it’s just a matter of few years till pakistan becomes a “islamic taliban republic”. the same beast organized an attack in mumbai on 26/11. today when india asks pakistan to neutralise these beasts, pakistan hesitates. not because it could. but because it can’t. you have a civilian war waiting to erupt.

    every once in a while, the beasts fury crosses the pakistani borders, to the other side. so now you have india, US, UK pressureising pakistan to take action against the beast but the dilemma keeps getting worst and worst. india at the moment has kept all it’s options open. one of it includes a ban on “cultural exchange”. indian culture is invading pakistani’s wedding halls. the only thing keeping pakistan sane in it’s middle-eastern neighbourhood is india. i personally would like to see a total ban on everything between india and pakistan. oh yeah!

    The way congress is dealing with the problem it shows that they want to win next election on the name of Pakistan and if you blam Pakistan everyone will appriciate you specially in India.
    election has nothing to do with anything. the congress govt. is looking at things from the recent financial recession point of view. but if BJP were in power, then the war would have already started.

  19. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 24, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    This is not a time to Indians or Pakistanis. It is time to be anti-terrorism or pro-terrorism and that my friend is a war that i expect will defy all sorts of border politics we have currently.

    I disagree that the fingers point to Pakistan without any proof. The arrested terrorist is a Pakistani national.
    diplomacy is a very tricky subject. what if pakistan asks india for amir kasav’s ration card? with pakistan, it happens.

    frankly speaking, there’s no way pakistan is going to hand over those 40 something terrorists that india asked for. the men were invested by the state of pakistan itself. there so juiced up with top pakistani officials that pakistan handing over them to anyone outside pakistan would simply mean a national suicide.

    you need to understand that pakistan lacks military edge over india. the only thing pakistan banks on is it’s nuclear arsenal. there’s more to it… see, what pakistan has in it’s disposal are the traditional nukes. the giant one’s that wipe out everything. commonly known as “city busters”. what it lacks are “tactical weapons”. these are used to clean out a whole air field or a giant assembly of armymen. india has tactical weapons – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prithvi_missile

  20. Amjad
    December 25, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Infidel,

    This is our short range missile link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babur_missile

  21. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 25, 2008 at 8:25 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_nuclear_weapon

    A tactical nuclear weapon (or TNW) refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations. This is as opposed to strategic nuclear weapons which are designed to threaten large populations, damage the enemy’s ability to wage war, or for general deterrence. Tactical nuclear weapons are generally considered part of a strategy of limited, rather than total, nuclear war.

    many scholars believe pakistan has no tactical weapons as yet. at least no tests have been conducted by pakistan.

  22. yet_another_hindu_infidel
    December 25, 2008 at 8:35 am

    India and Israel’s earth penetrating tactical nuclear weapons can take out Iranian and Pakistani nuclear infrastructure in less than an hour

    Iran and Pakistan have put their Islamic bombs deep underground the earth. The Iranian and Pakistani leaders are confident of their protected nukes. According to media reports Israel is planning to use their earth penetrating tactical nuclear weapons can take out Iranian nuclear infrastructure. India has similar plans on an “only if needed” basis.

    Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper said. Citing what it said were several Israeli military sources, the paper said two Israeli air force squadrons had been training to blow up an enrichment plant in Natanz using low-yield nuclear “bunker busters.” Two other sites, a heavy water plant at Arak and a uranium conversion plant at Isfahan, would be targeted with conventional bombs, the Sunday Times said. According to sources, India has similar capabilities and have plans to neutralize Paksitan’s nuclear capabilities in similar way.

    taken from http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/15056.asp

  23. Amjad
    December 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Infidel,

    Your first wiki link doesn’t prove that india is capable to have these tactical weapons, there is nothing mentioned for India.

    your second link is indiadaily.com and again you are beleiving your own made news and living on the world of fools, prove with some international(third party sources).

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