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Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 24 Oct 2009 20:41

You can read it all in the write up I am preparing for SRR/BRM "Fizzle ya Sizzle - vote karo"


Dont divide the nation or create fractured mandate by the above.. instead

You can read it all in the write up I am preparing for SRR/BRM "Fizzle ya Sizzle - Note karo"

is my Humble suggestion.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby shiv » 24 Oct 2009 20:42

FakRuddin wrote:I agree with shiv but it was not him who chose to have endless iterations of this thread.

-FakRuddin being ahead of the curve in 1300 BCE.

IB4TL

The thread can be restarted for version 4 when the other shoe drops in 3 weeks time.
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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby enqyoob » 24 Oct 2009 20:43

Just a brief T-O (timeout) of sanity to check on something:

So, what was the yield?

About 20 to 25 KT.


OK, so this is presumably, Dr. KS' public-domain position. Which brings me to the question, no doubt answered many times by knowledgeable people, but missed by me:

1. Was all 20 to 25 KT from conventional explosives or from fission?
2. Or was some of it from fusion?

If KS insists on (1) then I have a huge problem with KS' statement. He is saying that he as test coordinator, allowed a test to go ahead, where 20-25KT of FISSION was used, in a device that was to test whether FUSION worked. In other words, that the total expected yield was huge and they were testing a 100KT/1MT -class weapon (why else would you need that much fission, all occurring with no help from fusion?)

This is the "Kalidasa Option". This means that if the test had succeeded per KS, KS would be in jail or already hanged for mass murder. Along with AK1, AK2, RC, ABV LKA etc. So I cannot buy this.

******************

I gathered here from the experts that the concept of "fission tamper" or "fission blanket" is that
a) you set off a conventional IED-Mubarak based on Richard Reid Shoe-Bum, and
b) that sets off a fission bum
c) that sets off a fusion secondary and
d) that produces massive amounts of gamma rays etc that bombards the blanket and
e) the fission blanket yields a lot of fission because of the fusion

This is the basis for the claim made here by someone knowledgeable that
Modern nuclear bombs have a yield that comes mostly from fission, with much of it coming from the blanket, which is set off by the radiation from the fusion secondary


So!

3. There is no question of the whole 20-25KT coming from fission WITHOUT some fusion occurring.
4. If there was 20-25KT occurring, and MOST of it came from fission, then it is because SOME fusion occurred - ENOUGH TO SET OFF THE FISSION BLANKET.
************End Ceasefire. Back to Khetolai Certainty ***********************************************

Whatever the actual yield was, it was so close to being disastrous that no large increase in yield could have been achieved without causing a massive disaster.

Therefore, one has to conclude that SOME FUSION OCCURRED.

I say that if SOME fusion occurred, and the YIELD WAS LIMITED, then the test was a total success. The tough thing to demonstrate here is, in fact, Fission Blanket Yield with Minimum Use of Fusion Yield by careful dial-a-yield.

It may be true that 45KT was not achieved - as mentioned before, I have no means of verifying that the yield was 45, or 60, or 15 or 5 KT, or nothing. All I can say with certainty is that THE YIELD WAS AS MUCH AS THE TEST DESIGNERS COULD HAVE ACHIEVED WITHOUT DESTROYING THE VILLAGE AND KILLING THE SCHOOLCHILDREN AND PARENTS STANDING OUT IN THE STREET GAWKING AT THE SOURCE OF THE NOISE.

Now we go back and see what KS is saying:

He is saying that a 45KT WEAPON has not been demonstrated.
No problem there. It wasn't an assembled weapon just fired into the hole. I have no idea whether the assembled weapon will work, unless someone picks, say, 100 samples from inventory at random with no advance notice, sticks them on missiles, and sends them accelerating at 10 Gs into space, and they re-enter, survive 20G re-entry loads and 4000K temperatures, and at least 95 of them explode at the correct 2324.357 meters pressure altitude at the correct range, and generate the right yield. Nothing else constitutes a "credible weapon". As opposed to credible deterrent.

We are back to Day One of the Santanamasha, and we see that KS is simply maintaining that there can be no CTBT signing unless/until WEAPON DEMOS are conducted.

IOW, NEVER.

No disagreement there. Long may be be a pain in the side of the "SignCTBT NOW! crowd.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 24 Oct 2009 20:49

:see the vikram betal in action, we go back to gum tree again...

Oh the naked sage Fakuruddin (PBUH) is so wise beyond words.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 24 Oct 2009 20:50

err but but N guru you said sign CTBT and then test some threads of thoughts ago

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Bade » 24 Oct 2009 23:06

(But) certainly, we need a thermonuclear bomb, especially for the Agni class of missiles which have a range of 3,000 to 4,000 km. It really doesn’t make sense that you fly the Agni missile 4,000 km and deliver a 20 KT bomb. This will certainly not be in the category of what we call inflicting unacceptable damage on the adversary who attacks us. For sure, we need to carry out a proper thermonuclear test.

Sure, but that is the job of DRDO, no ? :P So one Agni or some derivative of it can deliver N 20kT bums, where N>>1. DRDO has been sitting on their rear-ends not doing enough to match our real needs.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 24 Oct 2009 23:37

So from 1974 to 2009 we are just at 20 Kt and D(a)R(e) to DO is also sitting on butt since 1983 to 2009.

I say we lead the disarmament as per Hillary on one condition US give us Umbrella for a rainy day while we become super economic country solve every..... preg ...... child ... build sulabh on every highway every cricket stadia ....

the whole world is to conquer with out Nukes..

Sarve santu niramaya sarve bhadrene pasyantu...


in English Naked Sage Fakuruddin baba (PBUH) said

“May all be happy, may all enjoy good health and freedom from diseases?
May all have prosperity and good luck and may none suffer or fall on evil or unfavorable days.”

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby NRao » 25 Oct 2009 00:00

So from 1974 to 2009 we are just at 20 Kt and D(a)R(e) to DO is also sitting on butt since 1983 to 2009.


Yeah, I know. Reading too much into Sanathana Karma does lead one to that conclusion.

But then what can one expect from a Cartoon Channel? The result set has to be Cartoons. Profs at that too. : )

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 25 Oct 2009 00:18

N Rao ji, any samvadam with you about Santana (old) dharma or Nutana (new) dharma is like teaching "cough" to Grandpa!

However consider this from the days of the the first Fat man dropped to now we have gone down the utility curve of TNT (explosive power of Nukes). Staring at 8 Kt 10 Kt range to 57 megaton now back to small and usable block buster bums...

Now if we wait for another Twenty years the Law diminishing utility will lead us to zero TNT or cold fusion. no?

SO let us continue at our Sathi Mera hathi pace and we dont have to sweat we are there while other are panting and puffing try to catch up... (you may say brilliant I take it as compliment).

Now N guru and others have already said that ICBM BYCBM are tech of gone buy era....
Now we are in cruise weapon era, and DRDO is precisely crusing along at their pace, one day Israel will sell us Cruise control technology. Agin there is method to this MAD process.

We have already mastered Kaveri (aka Jet engine) we have already KALI under our belt wired up, but we dont want unleash them because we dont want PRC or Pakis to waste their economic power in Arms race, after all they too have poverty, Preg sick children, so also no Sulabh (marg) there.

SO we have evrything under control once in a while some KS like wise guy simply irritates us due to too much watching of Comics. Take it as a comical interlude. Thats the Chidambara Rahasyam.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby enqyoob » 25 Oct 2009 02:32

err but but N guru you said sign CTBT and then test some threads of thoughts ago



IOW, sign see tee bee tee IAOI (if and only if, as Prof. "Infinity" Das used to say in the eye eye tee Calculus class) planning to test.

I don't think there is any danger of that coming to pass, any more than of India liberating Muzzafarabad, Skardu, Urumqui, Fiji and Lhasa, therefore, forget about signing. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby NRao » 25 Oct 2009 03:09

What the bleep do we know!? wrote:We create our world

The bottom line, at least as far as science had gone up till now, is this: We create the world we perceive. When I open my eyes and look around, it is not "the world" that I see, but the world my human sensory equipment is able to see, the world my belief system allows me to see, and the world that my emotions care about seeing or not seeing.


Cartoons.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby shiv » 25 Oct 2009 06:04

I think this thread is serving no useful purpose now. The exact purpose its earlier iterations served is a matter of debate in any case. This has been an informative thread for me because it made me read and think - but in all other respects it was a shameful bunch of threads.

I think it should now be locked and consigned to wherever.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 25 Oct 2009 06:09

completely agree with shiv ji.
Shameful and least useful

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Postby enqyoob » 25 Oct 2009 07:54

On the contrary, these threads at BRF have been excellent. While the Indian Media and Experts have been making asses of themselves (or removing all doubt on that point), and the world media have been characterized by such wonders as the Arms Control Donk who has to get someone else to interpret for him what he wrote in a paper which actually got published in one of the West's Prestigious Peer-Reviewed Journals, BRF was debating cold, hard facts.

I would think that all aspects of this issue have been thrashed out. No doubt remains.

The yield of the POK-2 tests was GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO the design yield.

The simple, indisputable proof is those brick separation cracks in the walls of those poor villagers' homes in Khetolai, photographed by the media on May 13, 1998.

And the simple statements from the school headmaster and the villagers clarifying that they were not even evacuated from the village, but were in fact out in the open when the tests occurred.

Let me remind those who claim that "there is no scientific basis" or that "there is no evidence" or that "it is one person's opinion" in vain and increasingly lame attempts to ignore the undeniable: this comes from ppl who were no friends of the then-GOI or the Nuclear Establishment. Straight from the horses' behinds:

http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/nov/24pokh.htm

Loyalty, I learn, both from him and from people I talk to in Pokhran proper, has come at a price. Narsing Rao points to a corner of his hut, with an irregular crack running down the length of the granite wall. Later, as I walk around the village, I notice similar cracks on almost all the walls. Mementoes, I'm told, of the May blasts.

Cracking granite takes some doing. But then, a series of nuclear blasts is some force, when you are just 4 km from the epicentre. And the real damage, I am told, is the cracks in their water tanks.

In Khetolai, there are granite tanks in each home to hold precious drinking water, bought at Rs 300 per 3,000 litres, from tankers that come to the village thrice a week. That, by quick calculation, makes for less than a litre of potable water per head -- and now, even that is jeopardised.


Didn't the government repair the damage, I wonder. That opens the floodgates -- the locals all talk at once, till Narsing Rao looks angrily at them, the mien of village elder very much in evidence. He then tells the tale:

May 11, the first blasts, the first cracks. May 13, more blasts, and a couple of homes collapse, though no one is hurt. Five days later, they were told of the impending visit of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to their village, on May 20.
....

How about compensation, I ask, since I remember reading that the central government planned to make good the losses.

"Haanh, kuch government-wale aaye the, they offered amounts between Rs 500 and Rs 5,000 for each house. All of us refused."

Why? "It is too little, we can't even buy enough bricks with those amounts, let alone afford the labour. So in our panchayat, we decided to refuse; we said we will spend our own savings to repair the damage."


Manohar Joshi, local correspondent for Dainik Bhaskar, and Rajesh Bhatia, owner of Pokhran's only petrol-filling station, and hence a person of seemingly immense consequence, fill me in on the rest of the story.

Apparently the government, flustered by the refusal of the villagers of Khetolai and Dholia to accept the handouts -- I mean, whoever heard of people on the poverty line refusing money? -- sent in engineers of the Rajasthan Awas Vikas Sansthan to assess the actual damage. They came, they saw -- and in an official report estimated that it would cost Rs 1.5 million to repair the damaged walls and water tanks of Khetolai alone.

The report hasn't been heard of since, says Joshi. The government gave it a quiet burial.

"Haanh, engineerwale aaye the, they agreed it will take a lot of money to repair our walls, but we didn't hear anything about it afterwards," says Narsing Rao Bishnoi. "Is gaon mein to hum Congress ke hain, BJP sarkar hamein itna paisa kyon dega?"


From the sneering, callous attitude displayed by many here towards the Indian citizens of Khetolai, I have to agree: "Nahin". THAT is shameful, I agree.

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And from GOOGLE, I found my evil 4th cousin's post at BRF 1,700,000 posts ago:

More from 1998: Brick-separation cracks When this happened at my "cave", the diagnosis was foundation settling, and they had to put hydraulic jacks under the foundation and poured in my money through a high-pressure hose.


UQ:
Nowhere is the impending disaster more rich in ironies than in the small town of Pokhran in Rajasthan's Thar desert. India's nuclear test site lies near by. Damage caused two years ago by the nuclear tests that thrust India (quickly followed by Pakistan) into the ranks of the nuclear powers brought compensation. In Khetolai village, only 4km from the test site, a primary school has been built and the Dalits (formerly "Untouchables") have even been provided with a library.

Joint Statement, May 1998

The 3 tests conducted on 11 May, 1998 were with a fission device with a yield of about 12 kT, a thermonuclear device with a yield of about 43 kT and a sub-kilo tonne device. All the 3 devices were detonated simultaneously. It may be noted that the yield of the thermonuclear device tested on 11 May was designed to meet stringent criteria like containment of the explosion and least possible damage to building and structures in neighbouring villages. On 13 May, 1998 two more sub kilo-tonne nuclear tests were carried out. These devices were also detonated simultaneously. The yields of the sub-kilo tonne devices were in the range of 0.2 to 0.6 kT.

The tests conducted on 11 May as well as on 13 May were fully contained with no release of radioactivity into the atmosphere.

The measured yields of the devices agree with expected design values. A complex software package developed by DAE has been used in device design and yield estimation.

The tests conducted during 11-13 May, 1998 have provided critical data for the validation of our capability in the design of nuclear weapons of different yields for different applications and different delivery systems. These tests have significantly enhanced our capability in computer simulation of new designs and taken us to the stage of sub-critical experiments in the future, if considered necessary.



Press Conference, May 1998

Press Conference with Weapons Scientists, 17 May

Press Conference, Shastri Bhavan, India, 17 May 1998; available on the Government of India web-site. http://www.indiagov.org,

"Question: 'How near is the thermonuclear device to a hydrogen bomb? What was the material used for the fission trigger?'

Dr. R. Chidambaram, Chair, Atomic Energy Commission (AEA): 'The hydrogen bomb is the popular term. In a hydrogen bomb there is a fission trigger and separately there is also thermonuclear material which requires appropriate configuring. It is therefore a two-stage device. The secondary stage provides the major yield. The range can go quite high but we were limited in the total yield by the damage it may cause to habitations nearby. We are not revealing the materials used.'

Question: 'When were you told to go ahead with the tests?'

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development: 'T[est] minus 30 days.'

Question: 'Are we now moving towards subcritical, hydronuclear, hydrodynamic and computer simulation [testing], including laser fusion techniques such as those in the National Ignition Facility in the US?'

Dr. Chidambaram: '... We are aware of the US programmes for Inertial Confinement Fusion, where you hit a pellet with laser beams and simulate some kinds of phenomenon. We have done what we have done.'

Question: 'Does India have a deliverable weapons system right now?'

Dr. Kalam: '... This is a National Mission. PM [Prime Minister] has said that India is a NWS [nuclear-weapon State].'

Question: 'Will sanctions affect [your work]?'

Dr. Kalam: 'Technologically, we have faced sanctions for a long time. When we were refused the supercomputer, we went ahead and made our own. In the space programme, when we were refused cryogenic engines, we have gone ahead and made our own which should be ready next year. No one can trouble us technologically. There is a challenge to be met and we rise to the occasion."

Question: 'How far is the nearest village?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'A little over 5 km away - Khetolai. Our total yield was set by this."


Question: 'Where is India in nuclear weapons technology today?'

Dr. Kalam: 'The 3 tests on 11 May - the hydrogen bomb, the fission device and sub-kiloton device - as well as the two subsequent sub-kiloton device[s] have proved clearly that our nuclear weapons technology has achieved a stage of self-reliance. If there is a demand for it, we shall do it.'

Question: 'What was the logic behind simultaneous detonation?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'The two devices - the thermonuclear and fission device - were 1 km apart. We needed to make sure that the detonation of one did not cause damage to the other, since the shock-wave has a time-travel in milliseconds. So we went in for simultaneous detonation. It was also simpler - use one button to blow three. We had close-in seismic measurements and accelerometer data also.'

Question: 'What fraction of the hydrogen bomb energy is due to the thermonuclear part? What was the cost of the tests and weaponization?'

Dr. Kalam: 'As regards cost, this dies not amount to huge amounts. These costs were met from the budgets of our respective departments, over and above what we apportion for regular activities.'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'As regards what fraction - the total was 45 kilotons. The fission trigger was equivalent to that of the fission device.'

Question: 'Can these nuclear warheads be fitted on Privthi and Agni?'

Dr. Kalam: 'The missiles we have can carry any type of warhead, conventional or nuclear, depending on the weight, size and environmental specifications. The missiles are only carriers, they can even carry flowers.'

Question: 'Do we have the technology to gauge the size and power of Pakistan's bomb?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'Before or after they detonate? Of course we have methods of detecting their tests using teleseisometers. I have no idea of their programme. I have never been to Pakistan. In our tests the waveforms recorded have been confused because the detonations were simultaneous. ...'

Question: 'Is the Agni project now to be further developed?'

Dr. Kalam: 'If needed, we can make it in the numbers required. The ranges can be adjusted, if needed for higher ranges.'

Question: 'From your 5 tests you have collected data. Can development now be done within the ambit of the CTBT?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'Good question. But no comment.'

Question: 'How long have scientists been ready?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'Since 1974 we have had the knowledge. The technology and knowledge has been undergoing improvements and refinements.'

Question: 'Did you specifically prepare the tests so that they cannot be detected?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'No.'

Question: 'But not even by the CIA?'

Dr. Chidambaram: 'You must ask the CIA.'"


And this:

And this:

Didn't we read someone breezily dismissing the need for concern about groundwater contamination?

Villages near India's nuclear tests site have no reason to celebrate
[ Peace ] by sapw @ 11.05.2008 04:18 CEST
[Today 10 year after India's Nuclear tests in Pokharan in Rajasthan, there is no reason for the ordinary people to celebrate. The villagers near the test site who have lived with radioactivity in the desert air and environment hardly matter to the powers that be. After the first nuclear test explosion at Pokhran in 1974, some of the wells in the area were sealed by the DAE. Water samples are reported to have been collected at regular intervals, by the offcials, but villagers have been prevented from using these wells, but without being given any reason. After the second series of experiments in 1998, water from a tube well in a village 7 km south of Pokhran, became jet black. Reduction in yield and fat content of milk was reported from the neighbouring villages. Radioactivity would have certainly penetrated the underground water and ground beneath. The gases and particles vented out during blasts would have been carried away by the desert wind. Not much written that is easily available. In 1999, Kalpana Sharma a well known journalist had written an interesting article - "Khetolai: The forgotten village", The Hindu Survey of Environment 1999. (pp.17-19) . See also Gadekar, S. 2000. The Smile that makes Generations Sick, in Lokayan Bulletin (Exploding Peace: Peaceful Nuclear Tests. 15.1/6 – July-June 1999-2000), New Delhi. (Pg. 91-93); Makhijani, A. 1999. Making the Bomb – Without Consent, With Injury. The Hindu Survey of the Environment 1999. (Pg 21-27)

Posted below are two news reports from today's papers in India -SAPW]

Nuclear history lost on local village

by Siddhartha S. Bose, Hindustan Times

Khetolai (Pokhran), May 11, 2008

Pokhran’s historic moment is lost on the people of Khetolai, the last human habitation near the nuclear blast site of 11 May, 1998. The young in this village vaguely recall the day when the blasts catapulted India into the orbit of countries with nuclear capabilities. The elderly take it with a pinch of salt.

“It took place on our land and made history. But what did it give us?” asks Ramlal, a schoolteacher in the local senior secondary school. Pokhran is 26 km from Khetolai; the 1998 blasts took place just 3 km :roll: from the village. A vast stretch of forbidden desert expanse separates the village from the heavily guarded blast site on the other end.

The villagers have lived on promises made to them by the Centre and the state government after the blasts.

Ten years have gone by and the promises still remain unfulfilled! And yet, the 250 odd families that live with a high literacy rate of 80 per cent and have a third of their adult population serving as government teachers, rarely discuss the atomic blasts with their children.

“Our livestock suffered from the radiation during initial days, fissures opened up in every single house in the village after the tremors that followed the blasts. The government made almost a tourist place out of Pokhran but locals suffered,” Ramesh Chand who grew up in Khetolai said. He has moved out of the village to work in nearby Phalodi.

Lt Colonel NN Joshi, army spokesperson based in Jodhpur, said the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) were going to celebrate the occasion as National Technology Day. “We have received a recent communication which holds up the day as a symbol of technological empowerment,” he said.

Ramlal says people take pride in the event but are disconnected from it. How would the younger generation relate to the incident, he ponders, adding: “If only the government would have given us a desperately needed hospital in Pokhran and named it Shakti Sthal (name given to the blast site), the children would have known.” Khetolai has a primary health centre but doctors come there rarely, allege villagers. Army doctors don’t cater to the local population.

Far from being obsessed with Pokhran, people here have learnt to live with the army watching over them on three sides. The sandy stretch separates the village from the watchtowers guarding the ’98 blast sites. People are forbidden from wandering into the area. Visitors are allowed till only a km ahead of Shakti Sthal.

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10 yrs on, Pokhran to have a war museum
by Vimal Bhatia & Prakash Bhandari (Times of India, 11 May 2008)

POKHRAN: Ten years ago, on May 11, 1998, the Buddha smiled once again in the deserts of Rajasthan as the country undertook a series of nuclear tests in the Pokhran field range. The first-ever nuclear test by the country, code named ‘Smiling Buddha’, was also conducted in the same place on May 19, 1974.

The area of the tests is still kept under tight security. There are four gates spread over a 3.5 sq km area. The first is known as Kohinoor Gate and the last, Bhoochal Gate. But soon, footfalls in the sands which saw India’s strategic coming of age could increase as the government goes ahead with plans to set up a war museum in the Pokhran range.

"We are trying to set up a model of the Khetolai village in Pokhran where the blasts took place. A war museum would be set up here and the help of the Army and BSF has been sought to set up the museum," said Ambarish Kumar, district collector, Jaisalmer.
[...].


And this:


[FROM THE REUTERS NEWS SERVICE, MAY 17, 1998]

New Delhi, India: Several residents of a village near India's nuclear-testing site have complained of nose-bleeds, skin and eye irritation, vomiting and loose bowels since last week's underground blasts, a report said on Sunday.

The government has said that no radioactivity was released into the atmosphere over the Thar desert, in the western state of Rajasthan, as a result of its five tests.

But The Sunday Statesman said that more than a dozen people from the village of Khetolai experienced symptoms of contamination by radiation immediately after the last two of the five devices were exploded on Wednesday.

`The residents approached us, gave a list of affected persons,' the paper quoted a district official as saying. `Most of them have complained of nose-bleeding, loss of appetite, irritation in skin and eyes.'

`We will soon send a team of doctors to examine the affected villagers. Only then can we come to a conclusion. It could also be due to the rise in temperature,' he said.

The paper said the people of Khetolai were convinced that the complaints were due to radiation exposure and quoted one man as saying he was suffering nose-bleeds for the first time in his life.

Another man was worried about his 12-year-old daughter. `She has been vomiting, bleeding through the nose and feeling restless for two days after the second explosion,' the paper quoted the girl's father as saying. `First we ignored it but when the number of victims rose we brought it to the notice of district and army officers.'

Khetolai is one of seven villages dotted around the Alpha Firing range of the area called Pokhran.


Anyway, if there were radioactivity either from POK-1 or 2, high incidence of cancer would have shown up by now. Shows that the safety precautions were well thought-out - not haphazard.


The really shameful part is that some people tried to ignore these realities, and kept claiming that there was "no evidence" that any damage had occurred at the village (or at the Army logistics base), despite the clear evidence presented. Having seen how logic-impervious such postors can be, and how very deliberate this logic-imperviousness is, is very educational. It throws new light on several other such threads, and shows that the lines of argument taken there is also not objective.

How to deal with such postors is a very interesting question. Because you encounter such attitudes in many arguments in other contexts. It must be like this to argue with Chinese negotiators, for instance.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 25 Oct 2009 08:14

Yes completely agree with N guru / enqyoob these are quality stuff to snuff any doubts excellent threads to which hunt and take pot shots and continue internecine war.

I now await N Rao ji chip in with cartoons.

Then it will be edutainment too...

Anyway back to Vikram Betaal and gum tree... :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby enqyoob » 25 Oct 2009 08:35

Namaste, Umraoji:

Since this is nuclear war preparation thread, isn't it proper that any war here should be "internecine"? I looked up this exciting new word:


in⋅ter⋅ne⋅cine
  /ˌɪntərˈnisin, -saɪn, -ˈnɛsin, -ˈnɛsaɪn/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-ter-nee-seen, -sahyn, -nes-een, -nes-ahyn] Show
–adjective
1. of or pertaining to conflict or struggle within a group: an internecine feud among proxy holders.
2. mutually destructive.
3. characterized by great slaughter; deadly.

Also, in⋅ter⋅ne⋅cive  /ˌɪntɛrˈnisɪv, -ˈnɛsɪv/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-ter-nee-siv, -nes-iv] Show IPA .

Origin:
1655–65; < L internecīnus, internecīvus murderous, equiv. to internec(āre) to kill out, exterminate (inter- inter- + necāre to kill) + -īnus -ine 1 , -īvus -ive


But there is no extermination or even pest-e-sha'eed here, only chai biscoot! :((

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby shiv » 25 Oct 2009 08:38

Umrao Das wrote:Anyway back to Vikram Betaal and gum tree..


There there - don't take it so hard Snowji. My guruji FakRuddin, international Pir of reviews always said "Let truth prevail". Shoes will drop. (Three) Weeks will pass but the truth b]lies[/b] untouched. No? :wink:

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 25 Oct 2009 08:42

The correct one is

"when The ceelip is showing hard feelings ishtart to creep upwards" said Naked Fakir Fakuruddin baba PBUH :wink:

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby archan » 25 Oct 2009 08:49

shiv wrote:Shoes will drop.

..wonder on whose head. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Amber G. » 25 Oct 2009 08:50

The really shameful part is that some people tried to ignore these realities, and kept claiming that there was "no evidence" that any damage had occurred at the village (or at the Army logistics base), despite the clear evidence presented. Having seen how logic-impervious such postors can be, and how very deliberate this logic-imperviousness is, is very educational. It throws new light on several other such threads, and shows that the lines of argument taken there is also not objective.

Shameful attitude towards villagers, those who took photographs ("jholawalas "with wide angle lenses) and reporters , and scientists and political leaders who were concerned.

Yep an eyeopener.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby archan » 25 Oct 2009 08:54

Hmm maybe its time to put this thread out of its misery? too many reported posts :(

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby shiv » 25 Oct 2009 09:05

archan wrote:Hmm maybe its time to put this thread out of its misery? too many reported posts :(


I certainly think so.

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby Umrao Das » 25 Oct 2009 09:14

I agree again with Shivji, till N guru comes back with a new doosra!

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Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-3

Postby archan » 25 Oct 2009 09:26

This can be reopened if there is new information. Until then, it is better to lock it as it is only attracting OT posts.


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