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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:
http://1funny.com/huge-bear-surprises-camera-crew/


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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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh ok so in your opinion we should just stay inside the car and continue driving towards flash. I get it. What more sound survival advise would you have for us? Please tell us.

Killing Muslims....Isn’t that the whole reason why India acquired nukes while US was ARMING the Pakis. And India just hanged one muzzy terrorist. And what did US do? They let off David Headley with a minor sentence for the Mumbai attacks.

So Mr Norm Lenhart ....please tell me again what were you saying about killing/catering to Muslims?


21 posted on 01/23/2013 4:58:56 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: txhurl

The only thing ‘diplomacy’ with muslims ever led to was more bloody and brutal war later as they build up their arms (with our help Oh JOY!). If people took their heads out of ‘the sand’ for 2 min, they would realize that.

But instead, thanks to the 21st century Chamberlans, we will eventually see those glass facilities.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 5:00:10 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: JerseyanExile

Anyone have any idea what the best guess is on the typical “yield” of the Indian and Pak nukes?


23 posted on 01/23/2013 5:00:35 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ravager

I think he was referring to George Harrison’s mentor Antoine “Motormouth” Ghandi. But I could be wrong.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 5:04:11 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: txhurl

Yeah since Indians are not whiteys they’re isn’t a whole lot they are capable of understanding given their such limited cranial capacity. Glass parking lot, glass ski resort..that’s all they understand. Whatever you say man.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 5:05:00 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: entropy12

“Gh” is common in English. “Dh” isn’t. So it’s not surprising that people who remember that there’s an “h” somewhere in the name so often get it wrong.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 5:05:33 PM PST by x
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To: Norm Lenhart

I think the Indians on the thread think I’m siding with the islamos for some reason.


27 posted on 01/23/2013 5:08:47 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Resettozero

I have no idea who that is and what it has to do with the article.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 5:12:01 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: JerseyanExile

India is fond of saying war with Pakistan is imminent.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 5:21:06 PM PST by expat1000
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To: ravager

Please tell me how exactly one is safer without 5000 pounds of steel around them.

Do you even think before posting?


30 posted on 01/23/2013 5:25:47 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: expat1000

Not at all. India isnt saying, just quietly preparing for whatever it is that may come from Pakistan.


31 posted on 01/23/2013 5:25:47 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: ravager

Look, do you REALLY think Pak is going to nuke you?


32 posted on 01/23/2013 5:26:20 PM PST by txhurl
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To: ravager
I have no idea who that is and what it has to do with the article.

It doesn't. Wrong thread. My bad. (exits stage...this side)
33 posted on 01/23/2013 5:27:31 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: txhurl

Well, at least one guy believes the human body is proof against a nuclear pressure wave so I wouldn’t worry much about what they think.

Because they won’t survive their brilliant wisdom regardless.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 5:28:38 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I guess I don’t. I am just a stupid Indian not a genius fast mouthAmerican like you, so help me out. What is your sound survival advise? Stay inside the car and be wrapped around and crushed inside the 5000 pounds of steel?

Beside cars in India hardly over 2000 pounds.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 5:36:15 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: ravager

I’d advise you start thinking better of yourself. No one here said you were a ‘stupid Indian”.

Second, what yo you think the force of a blast wave will do to your body if it can crush a car?

You are dead one way or the other.


36 posted on 01/23/2013 5:38:49 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I never even said anything, I have only been asking you what is your advise. You sound like you have the perfect advise with all that vast knowledge and first hand experience on how to deal with nuclear blast wave. Us silly mortal Indians only want to learn more from you. Tell us Norm.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 5:40:39 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: 353FMG
When you see the flash, you will be permanently blinded.
38 posted on 01/23/2013 5:43:18 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Kashmir is hilly. It’s got hills and mountains everywhere. If I see a flash I would try to get behind the nearest mountain between me and the flash. It’s not much but it better then flying around inside a car. That’s what I would do.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 5:44:39 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: ravager

What is your sound survival advise?


Just get far away from Kashmir (NW is best) if you really believe Pak is planning to nuke you.

Can you explain why you think you’re targeted?


40 posted on 01/23/2013 5:45:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: ravager

No, you said...

“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.”

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

So follow my advice. If not, don’t bitch when your women are slapped in Burkas.

You can follow my advice or not. Your country, your choice.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 5:46:53 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ravager

Because flying around freely is so much safer...Far be it from me to try saving you. Do as you will.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 5:49:02 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: txhurl

” do you REALLY think Pak is going to nuke you?”

You tell us. You are the expert here on India,Pakistan, nukes and “Ghandi”.


43 posted on 01/23/2013 5:51:04 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: ravager

OK, you are correct, Pakistan will ICBM not only Kashmir, but New Delhi and at least half of your coastal ports. You guys are more or less toast, but enough of the upper caste will remain to ensure United Nations representation.

So learn some programmin’ and apply for that HB-1 Visa already!


44 posted on 01/23/2013 5:56:55 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Norm Lenhart

You will be far safer behind rocks or better yet inside a mountain cave then inside a light bodied Indian car which will only be a death trap. They don’t even survive a regular accident let alone provide protection again nuclear blast wave.

Either ways you wanted to pretend like you are far smarter know it all American wanna pass free advise to stupid Indians. Fact is you got nothing.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 5:59:15 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: ravager

I see some in India play the race card like a pro.

As I said, you know how to survive a nuke, so do that.


46 posted on 01/23/2013 6:06:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: txhurl

Ah you are one of those! I get it now.

Yeah H1-B great idea! But then, whats gonna happen to your job once we come over and take it. We are cheaper and still write better code then you do. Also better then you at math AND English.
You don’t want Indians taking away your job now do you? You don’t want to go back to standing at the unemployment booth again do you?


47 posted on 01/23/2013 6:14:05 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: txhurl
"Did not Ghandi settle all this?"

No Ghandi died because of it. A Hindu killed him because he thought Ghandi was kowtowing to the Muslims!

48 posted on 01/23/2013 6:22:08 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh yeah, Indians play race card like pros. Americans are too innocent to do that. What else?

You have a lot to say about Indians dont you? What is your issue really?


49 posted on 01/23/2013 6:22:09 PM PST by ravager (I)
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To: txhurl; ravager

No need for that TX, He’s Superman. He can see the nukeflash, outrun the blastwave from his car to a cave...and even if it catches him, survive the million degree heat, the vaporization of his atoms and walk away to get behind the rock later.

Then cry racism instead of killing the people who would nuke him.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 6:24:54 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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