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OFFICIALS in India-controlled Kashmir are warning people to build bomb-proof basements, store enough food and water for two weeks and be prepared for a possible nuclear war.
There was no official reason given for the sudden concern about a nuclear attack in the region, repeatedly fought over by nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.
However, a series of deadly skirmishes along a cease-fire line in recent weeks has heightened tensions between the two countries.
Kashmir police published the advisory on Monday in the Greater Kashmir newspaper.
The notice advised people to build bomb shelters with toilets and to stockpile food. It also provided advice on how to survive attacks with chemical and biological weapons.
Local authorities did not answer calls for comment.
Originally posted by Arihant
its an usual exercise to raise general awareness among public and it got nothing to do with tension in line of control
No first use (NFU) refers to a pledge or a policy by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons. Earlier, the concept had also been applied to chemical and biological warfare. As of October 2008, China, India and North Korea have publicly declared their commitment to no first use of nuclear weapons.
India India adopted a "no first use policy" after its nuclear tests in 1998. India's nuclear policy currently states that even though there will be no first-use of nuclear weapons by India, "nuclear retaliation to a first strike will be massive and designed to inflict unacceptable damage". Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon signaled a significant shift from "no first use" to "no first use against non-nuclear weapon states" in a speech on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the National Defence College in New Delhi on October 21, 2010, a doctrine Menon said reflected India's "strategic culture, with its emphasis on minimal deterrence."
Pakistan Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said on November 22, 2008 that his country was ready to commit to no first use of nuclear weapons against India. This promise took the establishment in Pakistan by surprise, with analysts and politicians saying the "uninformed" President may have spoken "off the cuff". Pakistan has not formally subscribed to No First Use.
Originally posted by Zaanny
The watchers wouldn't let it happen anyway...
Humans think they control the show around here when in truth they are just servants.