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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/wo...rtner=homepage
India would like to thank the United States and Dr. Rice for support regarding India's nuclear weapons. India feels that nuclear weapons are necessary in today's society, and a deal between the US and India will give only benefits.
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Brazil wishes not to comment (Much), as it feels the message coming across is that nuclear wepons can bring peace and security? What since you have them, we must have them too? I didn't realise that Nuclear Weapons are now being used as pawns, as warning messages. WMD's only cause more pain, misery and destruction to the people that they are inflicted on if used. Civilians.
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Serbia does not support the proliferation of nuclear weapons, particularly when it is encouraged and aided by the US - who want a "nuclear-free" Middle East yet supply such weapons to India and Pakistan.
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Brazil Agrees
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Yemen echos Brazil's comments
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Brazil would also like add that the cost of the use of WMD's offen (Not always, but offen) outweighs the benifits
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Yemen suggests that if there's ever to be peace in our world America has disarm its nuclear arsenal and lead the world by example and not by force and bullying
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This is a point that Brazil also made. Nulear Weapons are being used to influence and force, in a threatning manner to others more often than not. They are pretty catastophic went used and seem to be a pointless parade of bloodshed and tears
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Serbia does not support the proliferation of nuclear weapons, particularly when it is encouraged and aided by the US - who want a "nuclear-free" Middle East yet supply such weapons to India and Pakistan.
It is only wished for the Middle East to be nuclear free as too often, as it has been seen, nuclear materials can fall into the wrong hands. India is a full democracy, and not one to use nuclear weapons on other nations without full necessity.
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It is only wished for the Middle East to be nuclear free as too often, as it has been seen, nuclear materials can fall into the wrong hands. India is a full democracy, and not one to use nuclear weapons on other nations without full necessity.
Test firing them in the atmosphere or underground is still not without its hazards.
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Test firing them in the atmosphere or underground is still not without its hazards.
It is not without hazards, but India is doing everything to minimise potential danger. Can I repeat once again - we are a democracy, and we need nuclear weapons, unlike some Middle Eastern nations, which may only be producing nuclear weapons for their own gain.
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How do you 'need' them? Do you need them like sunshine? Or Rain? Or Food?
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We need them for defense. While other countries with unstable leaderships are making nuclear weapons, there is always the potential threat of a nuclear attack or war. Hence, India would like to be able to defend itself.
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Surely that calls for TMD (Theatre Missile Defence) platforms and detection systems? Violations of NPT (non-poliferation treaties) wont make the world a safer place.
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Yes, but it also calls for India having her own nuclear weapons. If we were attacked with nuclear missiles, surely Serbia would not expect us to sit back and do nothing, hoping TMD platforms and detection systems would deal with it? India would want to defend herself, and arming herself with nuclear weapons is the one sure way to go about this.

As well as the above, nuclear weapons will also be used as a deterrant.
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(Original post by brimstone)
Yes, but it also calls for India having her own nuclear weapons. If we were attacked with nuclear missiles, surely Serbia would not expect us to sit back and do nothing, hoping TMD platforms and detection systems would deal with it? India would want to defend herself, and arming herself with nuclear weapons is the one sure way to go about this.

As well as the above, nuclear weapons will also be used as a deterrant.
All sides having nuclear weapons would only result in MAD (mutually assured destruction) if such a scenario arose. Of course, Serbia has no clout to stop weapons deals, so we can only express our disapproval...
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All sides having nuclear weapons would only result in MAD (mutually assured destruction) if such a scenario arose. Of course, Serbia has no clout to stop weapons deals, so we can only express our disapproval...
Only a few sides have nuclear weapons though. Mutually assured destruction is now a thing of the Cold War - India would like to assure the UN that it does not have MAD, as it fears it could lead to the end of the civilised world.
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Israel abstains from commenting on the situation but is assured that India has peaceful intentions only.
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Only a few sides have nuclear weapons though. Mutually assured destruction is now a thing of the Cold War - India would like to assure the UN that it does not have MAD, as it fears it could lead to the end of the civilised world.
According to wikipedia, nearly 40 countries have had, or still have, the capability to build and deploy nuclear weapons. Of course, few have actually tested or used them, but Serbia feels India underestimates the proliferation issue.
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According to wikipedia, nearly 40 countries have had, or still have, the capability to build and deploy nuclear weapons. Of course, few have actually tested or used them, but Serbia feels India underestimates the proliferation issue.
Forty countries is not a majority of the world's nations.
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