geeth wrote:But you are making your arguments based on vera_k's proposition that "IF" KS was the tester...how did you come to the conclusion that KS was the tester?
I do not know how do you define
a tester. If he was the director of test site preparation, as Gerard has also accepted, that is good enough for me to be the tester
Whether he was the guy who was looking at the screen or the guy who measured the geiger counter is not relevant to me.
That is semantics and an attempt to twist it away IMVHO
were there no better people than KS to verify the results?
This is the sort of stuff that's is so nice. So RC is sacrosanct and yet when KS does the whistle blower the question is "were there no better
people than KS to verify the results? Why do we not say, do we have no better than RC to design the weapon?Surprisingly as the photo posted by Arun_S shows, we have AK, Kalam, RC and KS as on the table as the Pokhran team.
So the answer is obvious. There were NO better people than KS at that time. Sorry but thats how it is.
If some one who is 1/4 of the top team raises this doubt, it is a valid doubt. It sticks.
Thats how it works, if there are 4 pieces which need to all agree for a something to work, even if one fails it is a failure.
OTOH for it to be a success all 4 have to succeed.
Its tough to succeed easier to fail. Thats how the world is.
Added later --> I am sorry if it came across as harsh that was not my intention (I dont mess with anyone but N actually
I just find it atrocious that people are attacked on the personal basis rather than other issues.