India and Pakistan nuclear war would kill 21 million people and destroy the ozone and agriculture worldwide

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September 2016NUCLEAR CONFLICTIf India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads (around half of their combined arsenal), each equivalent to a 15-kiloton Hiroshima bomb, more than 21 million people will be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed, and a “nuclear winter” would cripple the monsoons and agriculture worldwide. As the Indian Army considers armed options, and a member of Parliament (MP) of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) urges a nuclear attack, these projections, made by researchers from three US universities in 2007, are a reminder of the costs of nuclear war.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said, on 23 September, 2016, that if 100 million Indians died in a Pakistani nuclear attack, India’s retaliation would wipe out Pakistan. But the real costs would be higher and not just in India and Pakistan, where the first 21 million people–half the death toll of World War II–would perish within the first week from blast effects, burns and acute radiation, according to the 2007 study by researchers from Rutgers University, University of Colorado-Boulder and University of California, Los Angeles, all in the USA. This death toll would be 2,221 times the number of civilians and security forces killed by terrorists in India over nine years to 2015, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of South Asia Terrorism Portal data.
Another two billion people worldwide would face risks of severe starvation due to the climatic effects of the nuclear-weapon use in the subcontinent, according to this 2013 assessment by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a global federation of physicians. Pakistan has an estimated 110 to 130 nuclear warheads as of 2015–an increase from an estimated 90 to 110 warheads in 2011–according to this report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a global disarmament advocacy. India is estimated to have 110 to 120 nuclear warheads. Talk of war began after a terrorist attack on an army garrison in the Kashmir town of Uri claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers. The Indian Army said the attack was carried out by four terrorists from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (Army of Mohammed) group, based in Pakistan.

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Pakistan’s defence minister Khawaja M Asif responded to threats from India by saying, “If Pakistan’s security is threatened, we will not hesitate in using tactical (nuclear) weapons.” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons capability has previously deterred India from responding to previous attacks. “At the end of the day, India has to ensure that the options it exercises–particularly the military ones–do not leave it worse off than before in terms of casualties and costs,” wrote analyst Manoj Joshi in The Wire. It does not really matter if India has fewer nuclear weapons than Pakistan, IndiaSpend reported in April, 2015, primarily because of the doctrine of “mutually assured destruction”, or MAD, as it is commonly known.
As many as 66 percent Pakistani nuclear warheads are mounted on 86 land-based ballistic missiles, according to Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists data estimates. Pakistan’s Hatf (named after the sword of Prophet Muhammad) series of ballistic missiles has been developed–and is still under development–keeping India in mind. A major attack by Pakistan’s nuclear-tipped medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) would likely target India’s four major metropolitan cities–New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai (depending on where the missile is fired from), according to Sameer Patil, fellow, national security, ethnic conflict and terrorism at Gateway House, a think tank in Mumbai.
The MRBMs would also target “the major commands of the Indian Army”, Patil told IndiaSpend. Nearly half (40) of Pakistan’s ballistic missile warheads could be mated to Ghauri (named after 12th-century Afghan king Shahbuddin Ghauri, also known as Muhammad of Ghauri) MRBMs. The missile has a claimed range of 1,300 km and can target Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Bhopal and Lucknow, according to this 2006 report on Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. Pakistan has an estimated eight warheads which could be mated to the Shaheen (Falcon) II. This MRBM has a range of 2,500 km and can target most major Indian cities, including Kolkata on the east coast.  –First Post

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9 Responses to India and Pakistan nuclear war would kill 21 million people and destroy the ozone and agriculture worldwide

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Question: Why do these two nations hate each other so much?
    Is it about Kashmir?

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      More Colonialism and Interventionist Meddling. The U.S. and the U.K. have wrecked much of
      world, especially the Middle East.

      • Dennis E. says:

        How did the trouble start?
        The conflict in Kashmir is rooted in the painful birth of India and Pakistan.
        Britain relinquished its control of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, splitting it into a predominantly Hindu India and a Muslim Pakistan.
        Kashmir was free to accede to either nation.
        According to the United Nations, “its accession to India became a matter of dispute between the two countries and fighting broke out later that year.”
        Who controls what?
        India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.
        India-controlled: One state, called Jammu and Kashmir, makes up the southern and eastern portions of the region, totaling about 45% of Kashmir.
        Pakistan-controlled: Three areas called Azad Kashmir, Gilgit and Baltistan make up the northern and western portions of the region, totaling about 35% of Kashmir.
        China-controlled: One area called Aksai Chin in the northeastern part of the region, equaling 20% of Kashmir.
        India also alleges Pakistan has ceded 3,220 square miles in Kashmir to China.
        The Line of Control divides the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir is 435 miles (700 km) long.–source CNN

        Yes, Britain also did a terrible job in The Middle East regarding Israel

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:
  2. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    Devastation through nuclear science. Lets not forget also regarding the incredible amount of disease that would run rampant around the world from millions of decaying bodies with no one to bury them.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

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      Why we’re at the end of the road as a civilization: In 2016

      * North Korea threatened to nuke South Korea
      * North Korea threatened to nuke the U.S.
      * Russia threatened to nuke ISIS
      * Russia threatened to nuke Europe
      * Pakistan threatened to nuke India
      * Iran threaten to wipe Israel off the map
      * China sends nuclear bombers near Taiwan
      * U.S. flies nuclear bombers near North Korean border

      Never before, in the modern history of the atomic age has so many countries threatened to annihilate each other with weapons of mass destruction. And what’s oddest about this, is not the threats, but that the world appears blissfully ignorant about the approaching horrors.

      May God help us for what’s soon to come

      • Dennis E. says:

        You can run but you can’t hide from the resulting radiation and suffering from that slow death would be most terrible I think

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

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        And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect’s those days shall be shortened.” Matt 24:22.

        If Jesus does not come, there won’t be anything left alive on this planet. And as crazy as it sounds now, this will become true: We are rapidly approaching the days when even atheists will pray that God exists.

  3. Jim Randall says:

    Interesting article….the irony is that at this point in time , massive amounts of radiation have been ( and still are) released since March 11 , 2011.from the Fukushima disaster and this is visible in the skies in many parts of the world now ..pink monochrome rainbows , lavender/ pink / orange sunsets ( no more red ones ) , orange glow on sunrise twin sun phenomenon etc and a pinkish horizon visible on more cameras while health -wise , more cases of heart attacks or strokes in youngsters and even animals ( see cases of racehorses ) increase in miracle babies born with health defects, a larger number of people getting not one but other types of cancer at the same time…while not forgetting historical mass die-offs of various species world wide during the last five years. The irony is the death of the planet for now is not ( yet) by the more dramatic nuclear fireball and mushroom cloud ,but by a silent killer of the same nature…radiation..

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