Pak Boosts Nuclear Security: 700 trainees joined SPD Security Force

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  1. Devil Soul
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    No PR261/2011-ISPR Dated: November 6, 2011
    Rawalpindi - November 6, 2011:


    Fresh Batch of 700 trainees joined SPD Security Force

    An impressive graduation parade of a fresh batch of 700 smartly turned out Security Force trainee officials was held here.The batch had successfully completed six months of vigorous advanced training in various realms of nuclear security.

    Major General Muhammad Tahir, Director General Security Strategic Plans Division, who was the chief guest on this occasion while addressing the parade expressed his satisfaction on the quality of training imparted, standards acquired, and the motivation of the trainee officials. He appreciated the efforts made by the instructional staff who had painstakingly trained this latest batch in line with international standards. Major General Muhammad Tahir, re-affirmed the resolve to safeguard Pakistan’s nuclear assets at all cost. He reiterated that extensive resources have been made available to train, equip, deploy and sustain an independent and potent security force to meet any and every threat emanating from any quarter. The Director General Security, SPD expressed his firm determination that no stone would be left unturned in making the defence of Country’s Nuclear installations and assets impregnable.
    It may be re-called that SPD has undertaken a comprehensive plan to significantly augment its existing capacity through induction of additional 8000 personnel in its Nuclear security force. This comprises handpicked officers and men, who are physically robust, mentally sharp and equipped with modern weapons and equipment, trained in technical skills to the best international standards and practices. The rapid accomplishment of the plan would deter and defeat all types of threats against Pakistan’s Nuclear capability. The plan is being implemented under the auspices of a state-of-the art Training Academy of SPD, where recently Director General SPD, Lieutenant General (Retired) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai had reviewed a graduation parade of a fresh batch of 200 trainee officials.
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    One question?

    Are these military, para military, police or some new force picked from within the ranks of army,AF, Police etc
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    Probably picked frm armed forces...looks like these guys r kind of a special forces to guard strategic weapons...
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    no idea yet.. can any body elaborate
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    Obviously military. They are regular soldiers of PA.

    Who in his right mind who give the security of nukes to Pakistan police? :rofl:
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    Balin2 would be able to shed light on how well armed and trained these men are.
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    The Pakistani government has denounced the article I wrote with Marc Ambinder that concerns, among other things, the safety of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program (see: The Ally From Hell), but now comes this news, just over the wires:


    http://www.theatlantic.com/internat...ces-move-to-increase-nuclear-security/248002/

    Please find below the original cover story

    The Ally From Hell

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/12/the-ally-from-hell/8730/?single_page=true
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    Pakistan trains 8,000 to protect nuclear arsenal

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military says it is training 8,000 additional people to protect the country's nuclear arsenal.

    The United States fears Pakistan's nuclear program could be vulnerable to penetration by Islamist militants at war with the West.

    Those fears were heightened by a recent article in The Atlantic magazine that quoted unnamed officials as saying Pakistan transports nuclear weapons components around the country in delivery vans with little security to avoid detection _ a claim denied by Islamabad.

    Pakistan rarely reveals details about its nuclear program or the security around it. The military's announcement Sunday that it is training 8,000 additional guards could be seen as a response to the magazine article.

    Pakistan trains 8,000 to protect nuclear arsenal - The Economic Times


    It came after following news

    India's Defence Security Corps to grow by 30 per cent - Economic Times
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    If the news about pakistani nukes safety issue is not true, then why pakistan suddenly starting to respond to the nuke safety problem????
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    Maybe to ease americans' tensions over pak nuke arsenal
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    More likely as a counter to the idiotic propaganda launched from time to time by the western media about the Pakistani nukes and their safety.

    Letting out such news items and the non secretive info and little bit opening up to the international media is not a bad plan, rather a good counter measure against the negative / pathetic news items coming from west.
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    The plan to train 8000 more personnel was announced in the middle of October by Gen. Kidwai - this training program is not related to the Atlantic article:


    NTI: Global Security Newswire - Pakistan Intends to Boost Nuclear Security Force by 8,000

    Pakistan Intends to Boost Nuclear Security Force by 8,000
    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
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    A high-ranking Pakistani official on Wednesday said the government intends to train more than 8,000 workers in nuclear security in order to deepen the military's capacity to ensure its nuclear weapons and materials are not misappropriated, the Press Trust of India reported (see GSN, July 29).
    The Security Division of the Strategic Plans Division is assigned to protect Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal, which is now estimated at between 90 and 110 warheads (see GSN, Oct. 13). Strategic Plans Division Director General Khalid Kidwai said the new workers are expected to receive their nuclear security training no later than 2013.
    International experts are concerned the pace and scale of Pakistan's fissile material production operation could create openings for workers to gradually pilfer away enough bomb-grade material to construct a crude nuclear bomb. Analysts are also worried that local extremists could attempt to steal nuclear warheads in the event of a government collapse in the South Asian nation.
    Pakistan contends the security of its nuclear assets has been and remains a priority. Officials said Islamabad has implemented multiple programs in the last 10 years to ensure the arsenal is protected, such as the creation of the SPD Training Academy, which focuses on fostering a nuclear security capacity among personnel (Rezaul Laskar, Press Trust of India/MSN.com, Oct. 19).
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    Please see my earlier post on this thread - the latest claims by Goldberg are just as factually incorrect as the previous ones in his story.

    The decision to increase Pakistan's nuclear security force by 8000 was made months ago, and announced back in mid-October.

    As this thread title indicates, the training program was already in place with this batch of 700 trainees joining the SPD.

    ---------- Post added at 10:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:53 AM ----------

    See my posts above:
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    ab iis say b kisi ku masla hu raha hai kiya ?
    pehlay kehtay hu security nai jab security barhau tu b panga hota hai .... kabi tu khush hu jaya karu yaru
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    Taimi do you know what is the training procedure of these soldiers. How they are selected. Are they regular infantry soldiers or belong to special group?