The First Nuclear Attack (Revelation 8)

War between India and Pakistan: Under nuclear warfare, 21 million lives to be lost, climatic catastrophe in South Asia

By India.com News Desk on September 29, 2016 at 9:49

New Delhi, Sept 29: The bilateral friction between India and Pakistan escalated to a whole new level on Thursday. In retaliation to the terror attack in Uri, Indian army launched a cross-border surgical strike, which ended up killing nearly 35–40 terrorists across the border. Following the attack, Pakistan showed a knee-jerk reaction, warning India to exercise restraint or face full-blown retaliation from its forces. Not only did Pakistan reject the claims of India carrying out cross-border surgical strikes, but instead accused the eastern neighbour of violating the ceasefire which ended up killing 2 soldiers, and left at least 9 critically injured. In response to the surgical strike, several chauvinistic opinion-makers in Pakistan have suggested nuclear strikes against India.

Important to note is that both India and Pakistan are equipped with nuclear weapons. According to a report in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a global disarmament advocacy published in 2015, India had a total of 110–120 nuclear warheads. Whereas, Pakistan has 120–130 nuclear warheads. With such heavily loaded nuclear artillery, both the nations would cause maximum collateral damage. The possibility of carrying out precision strike is virtually impossible, as seen in the air raids conducted by US and Russian forces in Syria.

If India and Pakistan end up detonating 100 nuclear warheads each, the estimated collateral damage is stated to be 21 million lives. According to an analysis of IndiaSpend on terrorism in South Asia, the amount of casualties due to nuclear strike would be 2,221 times more than the number of people killed in terror attacks over the past nine years in India. (ALSO READ: LIVE Updates on Surgical Strike by India across LOC, Pakistan threatens to wage nuclear war)

In the words of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy, an estimated 100 million people in India would be killed in nuclear attack, but in response India would wipe out the entire state of Pakistan. Similar provocative statements were made by the Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif who openly threatened to use nuclear strikes against India, if the latter poses a threat to the existence of Pakistan.

Apart from the massive amount of casualties, the nuclear war would also cause immense climatic damage in the region. Nearly half of the ozone layer could be vanished due to the nuclear warfare. Rainfall would be adversely affected and the agriculture sector would be significantly destroyed.

The impact of the nuclear warfare would be felt for generations. The estimated casualty is only for the first week of warfare. The impact of the nuclear attack would lead to deaths in the months to come. As seen in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (which were subjected to nuclear attack in World War-II), the impact of the nuclear attack would be felt for generations to come.

According to a report, nearly 66 per cent of nuclear artillery comprises of ballistic missiles. Pakistan could use nuclear-tipped medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) to attack metropolitan cities in India, including Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. The report further claims that nearly 40 ballistic missiles of Pakistan could be mated with the warhead Ghauri. Using this nuclear arsenal, Pakistan could attack targets over the range of 1,300 kms. Almost all major cities of India, including Nagpur and Bhopal could be attacked using this missile-set.

Modified Date: September 29, 2016 9:49 PM

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