Neshant wrote:No matter how many pages of analysis are written here, all claims are hollow until a proper 200 KT test is conducted.
That's all the convincing anyone needs. Denials from the president and feeble prime minister that the h-bomb was a success is fooling nobody.
Neshant, in that case are you suggesting that there should be no discussion - we should perhaps erase the first 55 pages of this thread, have no recollection of any facts, logic etc., and just parrot whatever some political hack says?
As far as I can see, people are trying to conduct a reasoned discussion of some very intricate stuff where it is not in the best interests of India, surely, to announce everything that India can do or has done, in public. Your position seems to be that no such reasoning should be done, that people should just fall in line once some Authority of your choice has spoken.
A few pages back I saw that some mod had asked you not to waste bandwidth, but seemed to have deleted your post there to keep a flame war from erupting. Don't you think it is frustrating to people who have been arguing and thinking patiently, to see these sorts of posts?
Do you have some site to suggest, to conduct a 200kT test? What about the impact of such a test on India or Indians? What happens the day, week, month afterwards? India will suddenly become safer, stronger etc? Automatic UNSC Permanent Membership? Surely you must have thought deeply through these things before you come in here and post such a sweeping dismissal of all the reasoning and facts and logic here? Could you please share your wisdom?
Also, I must take issue with your choice of 200KT. This number seems to be based on the Minimum TN Warhead for an SSBN presented by Arun_S. But during the nuclear deal discussion, Arun was arguing very forcefully (and you were coming in from time to time and agreeing) that India needs at least 1MT explosions to be really considered a NWS, have deterrence etc.
Why have you downgraded the number to 200KT now, and if there is a 200KT test, will you not then say the same for needing a 1MT? China has demonstrated 1MT- plus. How can India be safe when there are nations out there that have demonstrated Tsar-Bombas with 50 MT? Why not test one of those at Pokhran?