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India hints it could use nuclear weapons FIRST in war with Pakistan as tensions flare over Kashmir

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    India hints it could use nuclear weapons FIRST in war with Pakistan as tensions flare over Kashmir and hundreds clash with police in disputed region
    • India committed in 1999 to not being the first to use nuclear weapons in conflict
    • Defence Minister Singh said Delhi might change its policy amid Pakistan tension
    • Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of autonomy
    • The only Muslim-majority region of the country is in its 12th day of blackouts
    By BRIDIE PEARSON-JONES FOR MAILONLINE

    PUBLISHED: 16:51, 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:52, 16 August 2019







    India's defence minister hinted New Delhi might change its 'no first use' policy on nuclear weapons, amid heightened tensions with fellow atomic power Pakistan.

    India committed in 1999 to not being the first to use nuclear weapons in any conflict.

    Among India's neighbours China has a similar doctrine but arch rival Pakistan does not.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made the comment on Twitter after visiting Pokhran, the site of India's successful nuclear tests in 1998 under then prime minister Atal Vajpayee.

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    India committed in 1999 to not being the first to use nuclear weapons in any conflict. Among India's neighbours China has a similar doctrine but arch rival Pakistan does not. Pictured: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech to the nation during a ceremony to celebrate country's 73rd Independence Day earlier this week

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    Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India. Observers said Singh's statement is the clearest so far with regards to a change in India's nuclear doctrine

    'Pokhran is the area which witnessed (Vajpayee's) firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of 'No First Use',' Singh wrote.

    'India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,' Singh tweeted.3.9k shares
    The statement comes as tensions rise with Pakistan after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, a move sharply condemned by Islamabad.

    Singh's comments prompted considerable noise in both India and Pakistan, with Pakistan's minister for human rights Shireen Mazari tweeting that India 'need to stop lying'.

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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (pictured) made the comment on Twitter after visiting Pokhran, the site of India's successful nuclear tests in 1998 under then prime minister Atal Vajpayee

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    Protesters burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Lahore

    'India's claims to NFU ended when on 4 Jan 2003 Indian govt declared it would use nuclear weapons against any (even Chemical or Biological) attack 'against India or Indian forces anywhere',' she said.

    Observers said Singh's statement is the clearest so far with regards to a change in India's nuclear doctrine.

    Vipin Narang, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tweeted it was the 'highest level declaration that India may not feel indefinitely or absolutely bound to No First Use.'

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    This is not the first time that the Modi government has made a statement regarding its nuclear policy. In 2016, then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had expressed his reservations over the 'no first use' nuclear policy. Pictured: Kashmiris hold placards as they shout slogans at a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions after the Indian government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir

    Singh received support from Subramanian Swamy, a hardliner parliamentarian from Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

    'Rajnath is correct as to warn about possible review of Vajpayee's no first use of n weapons since Pak leadership is more crazed today than in 1998,' he tweeted.

    'First use is required now on if we get credible evidence that Pak faced with ignominy may go for first strike. We must pre-empt that,' Swamy wrote.

    This is not the first time that the Modi government has made a statement regarding its nuclear policy.

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    Kashmiri women watch the ongoing protest in Srinagar, India

    Police separate Pakistani and Indian protesters at Kashmir protest












    In 2016, then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had expressed his reservations over the 'no first use' nuclear policy.

    Parrikar, who died last year, had said India was a responsible nuclear power and 'it would not use it irresponsibly.'

    A revision to the policy was part of the BJP's election manifesto in 2014. Then front runner Modi, however, stated that if voted to power, he had no intention of changing the stance.

    Running for a second term earlier this year, Modi had said his government had called Pakistan's 'nuclear bluff'.

    'India has stopped getting scared of Pakistan's threats. Every other day they say, 'we have a nuclear button.' What do we have then? Have they kept it for Diwali?',' he said, referring to a Hindu festival when fireworks are set off.
     
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    Haha what an idiot defense minister.
     
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    I wonder if we have a team for before the baboon presses the button
     
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    India at best can kill 200m of us. While we will kill 1400 million of them in response. Advantage Pakistan.
     
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    This isn't news.

    Pakistan has always expected and planned for a first nuclear strike from India in a war like, and a peace time scenario.

    Nothing to see here, move along!
     
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    Seems like someone took this monkey's banana and now he's trying to look for attention
     
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    State of panic, that's what it is.

    They have been selling this narrative all along to world that we are a big country with overwhelming big conventional forces , we are cool with 2nd strike option, let smaller Pakistan make the move.

    Came 27th feb, everything went down the drain. And now with diplomatic pressure building over Kashmir, they are losing their shite.
     
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    India issues veiled nuclear threat to Pakistan with hint it could abandon 'no first use' policy

    India appears to have issued a veiled threat to Pakistan when its defence minister said the country's continued nuclear commitment to "no first use" would "depend on the circumstances".

    The comment by Rajnath Singh introduces a level of ambiguity to a core national security doctrine, analysts said


    It comes amid tensions between the two countries which have increased following India's move to revoke autonomy in the disputed region of Kashmir, the cause of two of their three wars.

    On Thursday, Pakistan's army said three of its soldiers were killed in cross-border shelling by India, and that five Indian soldiers were also killed. Delhi confirmed the exchanges of fire, but denied the deaths of its soldiers.

    want to read more then click on the link Independent

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    lately india is receiving very bad coverage internationally -- Thnx To Modi & his Facists Nazi RSS/BJP Hindus...

    Their Sold out Journalists are trying really Hard to Save their Nation Face by writing Articles for Foreign NewsPapers but no one is going to believe their Lies & the type of Propaganda they do back home..
     
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    Let's call this bluff of India & challenge him to use nuclear weapons first.

    India, who fear to lift ban on Friday prayers & internet, is threatening us with nuclear weapons. Pakistan promises a MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) scenario in case of any mis-adventure.
     
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    just try it baby :lol:
     
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    india will be eliminated from world in near future and will become history.
     
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    India is in the state of panic right now and by issuing such statements they are embarrassing themselves infront of the world.
    They failed to convey their narrative to the whole world that Kashmir is the internal matter of India because now the matter is in UNSC. Also the international media is against them and most worrisome thing is that they pissed off a mighty power like China.They know they will cease to exist for sure if China and pakistan fight together against India. All the above mentioned things made them shit scared and the biggest proof of that is their change in policy of no first use. Only a country who is conventionally weak adopts a first use policy and now they are playing this nuclear bluff so they won't be attacked.
    Well what you have done cannot be stopped and its going to cost you dearly.
     
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    Doesn't matter, whether Pakistan uses it first or India. It is a suicide, anyway.
    I don't know why, both India and Pakistan have third strike capability? What for?