Posted: 19 November 2005 at 7:02pm | IP Logged
: :Some naive people think C. Raja Mohan is brilliant but actually Mohan is a foreign plant and stupid.
: : Read below India has more nuclear weapons than China most data on China is fabricated:
: : The types of weapons India is believed to have available for its arsenal include:
: : a pure fission plutonium bomb with a yield of 12 kt;
: : a fusion boosted fission bomb with a yield of 15-20 kt, made with weapon-grade ploutonium;
: : a fusion boosted fission bomb design, made with reactor-grade plutonium;
: : low yield pure fission plutonium bomb designs with yields from 0.1 kt to 1 kt;
: : a thermonuclear bomb design with a yield of 200-300 kt.
: : All of these types should be available based on the tests conducted during Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II). It may be possible to extrapolate significantly from these device classes however without further testing. There is reasonable doubt about whether the thermonuclear device actually performed as designed. Even if this so, it does not rule out the possiblity that sufficent test data was collected to field a successful design with reasonable confidence of good performance. Interest has been expressed in the development of a neutron bomb (a very low yield tactical thermonuclear device), but this would probably require additional testing to perfect.
: : The most widely accepted estimates of India's plutonium production have been made by David Albright ([Albright et al 1997], [Albright 2000]). His most recent estimate (October 2000) was that by the end of 1999 India had available between 240 and 395 kg of weapon grade plutonium for weapons production, with a median value of 310 kg. He suggests that this is sufficient for 45 - 95 weapons (median estimate 65). The production of weapon grade plutonium has actually been greater, but about 130 kg of plutonium has been consumed - principally in fueling two plutonium reactors, but also in weapons tests. His estimate for India's holdings of less-than-weapons-grade plutonium (reactor or fuel grade plutonium) are 4200 kg of unsafeguarded plutonium (800 kg of this already separated) and 4100 kg of IAEA safeguarded plutonium (25 kg of this separated). This unsafeguarded quantity could be used to manufacture roughly 1000 nuclear weapons, if India so chose (which would give it the third largest arsenal in the world, behind only the U.S. and Russia).
: : Remarks BJP led government already did this.
: : Secondly, China still can not manufacture reliable nuclear power plants. They have a faulty 300MW design, main parts of this and the Chinese supplied reactor to Pakistan were supplied in reality by Westinghouse. This has stopped now. The Daya Bay power plant was suppled by the French firm Framatome and these two reactors have problems. China is in position still to make reliable nuclear power plants.