Suraj wrote:The same 'scientific community' would have to conduct the next round of tests that is being demanded. And who 'validates' those tests ?
No, it is not only the same scientific community.
There is a demand for splitting the Nuclear development into two competing labs, reporting to the very head of GoI and no overlap till then.
There is demand for a overview board with retired folks of all branches, including Military.
There is a demand for inclusion of Military involvement and asking the Mil establishment for setting up test standards that when pass they believe.
In fact if you see that is exactly what has happened in this case as well albiet unofficially.
The other branch -- test cell from DRDO demurred.
The services are repeatedly asking for proven DECLARED weaponized devices which they can deploy.
But yes if the final arbiter of GoI -- the political leadership -- wants to do things in a particular way they can indeed ride roughshod over this structure too, just like now, even if formalized.
And again PEOPLE (such as retired Chiefs of staff, heads of DRDO and AEC etc) will crib.
But I cant for life of me figure out whats the problem if they crib -- there cribbing is the check and balance in the system - it is imperative that they crib when they feel things are not right.
Better to have 200 pages of whine on BRF based on the fact that GoI functionaries are crying murder than sit happily oblivious of the fact that we are in trouble and have a non working deterrence.