INDIA MUST RESUME NUCLEAR TESTING
Geopolitics|May 2024
India has to conduct open ended nuclear tests to secure a modicum of data, which will be infinitely more accurate than information derived from inertial confinement fusion facility (ICF) and supercomputer simulations.
INDIA MUST RESUME NUCLEAR TESTING

In a remote desert where China conducted its inaugural atomic bomb test six decades ago, recent activities have sparked international concern. According to a New York Times report, a drilling rig has punctured a deep vertical shaft, potentially plunging over a third of a mile into the earth. The development signals that China may be testing a new breed of nuclear weaponry, enhancing the lethality of its expanding missile arsenal. Previously shrouded in vague speculations and concerns cited in US government reports, Lop Nur, the aging base, has now come under increased scrutiny. Satellite imagery has exposed fresh boreholes, optimal for containing the lethal aftermath of sizable nuclear detonations, amidst numerous upgrades and expansions across the military complex.

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