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Indian Officials In Kashmir Warn Residents To Prepare For Nuclear War
International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Amrutha Gayathri

Posted on 01/23/2013 3:45:50 PM PST by JerseyanExile

Officials in India-administered region of Kashmir have issued an advisory to residents to be prepared for a potential nuclear, biological or chemical war by building bomb-proof basements or bunkers and stocking up of essential supplies for two weeks.

The official advisory follows a recent flare up of tensions between India and Pakistan along the de facto Kashmir border. Two Indian soldiers and three Pakistani soldiers died in January near the Line of Control (LoC) in the worst bout of cross-border violence since both nations declared a ceasefire in November 2003.

“People should construct basements where the whole family can stay for a fortnight,” read the advisory, which was published Monday in the newspaper, Greater Kashmir.

If there is no basement, residents should construct bunkers in their front yards with toilet facilities, the notice said.

People were also asked to stock up candles, battery-operated lights, radios and non-perishable food and water.

The notice said that in the event of a nuclear attack, motorists should dive out of their cars in the direction of the flash to save themselves from being crushed by their vehicles.

Local officials maintained that the warning was only a part of a routine campaign to educate the public and that the information had been available on a government website for some time.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; nuclearweapons; pakistan
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1 posted on 01/23/2013 3:45:59 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

What a dreadful thought!

On a more cheerful note:
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2 posted on 01/23/2013 3:53:26 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: JerseyanExile

Sounds like Confessor Cromwell from Fallout 3 is running India’s nuclear preparedness...

“Give your bodies to Atom, my friends. Release yourself to his power, feel his Glow and be Divided.”

“Come forth and drink the waters of the Glow, for this ancient weapon of war is our salvation, it is the very symbol of Atom’s glory!”

“Behold! He’s coming with the clouds! And every eye shall be blind with his glory! Every ear shall be stricken deaf to hear the thunder of his voice!”

“Yea, your suffering shall exist no longer; it shall be washed away in Atom’s Glow, burned from you in the fire of his brilliance.”

“Each of us shall give birth to a billion stars formed from the mass of our wretched and filthy bodies.”


3 posted on 01/23/2013 4:08:12 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: JerseyanExile

The fools in India and Pakistan have no idea of the horrific devastation even one nuke will do to both sides. To tell their people to put aside water and food for a couple weeks is absolutely absurd. Just look at what Japan looked like after tiny nukes were dropped ending WWII. Devastation as far as the eye could see. Lethal radioactivity. Firestorns day and night. Sure fellas, go ahead, nuke each other....good luck with that.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 4:11:00 PM PST by Rapscallion (How's that tyranny working out for you now, hmmm?)
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To: JerseyanExile

>The notice said that in the event of a nuclear attack, motorists should dive out of their cars in the direction of the flash to save themselves from being crushed by their vehicles.<

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I will certainly remember that when I see that flash.

Thanks for the advice.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 4:11:45 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: JerseyanExile

“The notice said that in the event of a nuclear attack, motorists should dive out of their cars in the direction of the flash to save themselves from being crushed by their vehicles.”

From the 50s: “Duck & Cover!” (Anyone else remember it?)


6 posted on 01/23/2013 4:11:50 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: JerseyanExile
in the event of a nuclear attack, motorists should dive out of their cars in the direction of the flash to save themselves from being crushed by their vehicles.
“If blast wave does not arrive within five seconds of the flash you were far enough from the ground zero and initial radiation exposure will not exceed 150 rads,” the notice said.

I've collected some American nuclear war pamphlets from various decades, and this sounds like the practical advice that the US govt. used to produce in the 1950s and early 1960s, eventually it got very bland and generic, and useless.

In my pamphlet collection you can see the change from adult to adult (man to man) sounding advice, and information with a scientific/soldierly tone, which eventually turned into adult speaking down to children type writing, with only vague and basic suggestions, the most general type of information about batteries and food and water.

7 posted on 01/23/2013 4:15:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: JerseyanExile

This is what happens when the wrong toys fall into the wrong hands.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 4:16:04 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: carriage_hill

Yeah, I remember “Duck and Cover.”


9 posted on 01/23/2013 4:28:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Kartographer

Ping.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 4:28:59 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: patriotsblood; Rapscallion; Norm Lenhart

The wrong toys got in the wrong hands since the very first nukes were exploded. Ever since then the world has been dealing with it in whatever ways it can

And all the idiots posting on this thread have any better idea how India should be dealing with an unstable Pakistan with nukes? I don’t think so but let’s not stop anyone from taking cheap shot because that about the only thing the idiots are good at. Why take that away from them.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 4:30:06 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: 353FMG

Did not Ghandi settle all this?


12 posted on 01/23/2013 4:31:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Rapscallion; patriotsblood; ravager

Fools with an impotent understanding of geography would do well to remedy that deficit.

Kashmir is a large, Texas-sized state in India with the terrain containing the width of the Greater Himalayas. The advice was not meant for people at Ground Zero, but the surrounding areas which will suffer limited damage only, due to the terrain.

What will happen in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion there (tactical nukes, at that, on military formations) is the cut-off of logistics when the entire state becomes militarized to mobilise a full-scale war effort. In that situation, shelters and stored food become vital.

As for the nukes themselves, it’s the best investment India made, considering its neighbours. Countries which aided and enabled rogue states (like China and Pakistan), America being right up there, are the bigger fools. They sold them the proverbial rope they will end up being hanged with...


13 posted on 01/23/2013 4:34:04 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: txhurl

Unfortunately he did not. And the least you could do is get his spelling correct. It’s “Gandhi”.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 4:37:50 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: patriotsblood
This is what happens when the wrong toys fall into the wrong hands.

Are you of the belief that only white people should have nuclear weapons?

15 posted on 01/23/2013 4:38:06 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ravager

Pardon me for not taking a comment about diving out of a car TOWARD a nuke flash as being sound survival advice.

And since America;s Duck and Cover ninsense was nothing more than a way to give people ‘busywork’, I don’t see sense in repeating the lie.

As for what India should be doing? How about killing instead of catering to Muslims?


16 posted on 01/23/2013 4:40:19 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ravager

I have noticed that spelling error always done by people with very superficial knowledge of India. I don’t know where the “Ghandi” came from but it is incorrect. “Gandhi” is correct. I was born and raised in the state where the Mahatma was born.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 4:47:11 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: James C. Bennett

Excellent post, brimming with facts about Kashmir territory.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 4:48:34 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I think big glass parking lots - or big glass ski resorts- are all they are going to understand with the encouragement they’ve been given recently.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 4:51:26 PM PST by txhurl
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To: JerseyanExile

Don’t worry. We can send all our daughters as a peace keeping force. They’ll likely be killed, but apparently that’s okay, according to our insane government.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 4:57:29 PM PST by Viennacon
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