Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for nuclear war

By AFP
Published: January 22, 2013

Indian security posts (R) are seen along the border between India and Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 6, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

SRINAGAR: Police in Indian Kashmir have warned residents to build underground bunkers to prepare for a possible nuclear war in the disputed region, which is on edge after a string of deadly border clashes.

The warning comes despite a ceasefire which took hold last week in the scenic Himalayan region, after the Indian and Pakistani armies agreed to halt cross-border firing that had threatened to unravel a fragile peace process.

“If the blast wave does not arrive within five seconds of the flash you were far enough from the ground zero,” says the notice, headed “Protection against Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Weapons”.

It warns of “initial disorientation” from a nuclear attack, saying the blast may “carry away many prominent and familiar features”.

The instructions were issued Monday in a local English-language Greater Kashmir newspaper by the State Disaster Response Force, which is part of the police.

They vividly describe a nuclear war scenario to prepare residents to deal with “the initial shock wave”.

The notice tells them to “wait for the winds to die down and debris to stop falling”.

“Blast wind will generally end in one or two minutes after burst and burns, cuts and bruises are no different than conventional injuries. (The) dazzle is temporary and vision should return in few seconds,” it says.

It tells residents to build basement shelters “where the whole family can stay for a fortnight” and stock them with non-perishable food.

Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have fought three wars since partition in 1947, two of them over the Kashmir region that both nations claim.

Police confirmed they issued the notice but said it “should not be connected with anything else”, in an apparent reference to border tension.

The notice is part of regular year-round civil defence preparedness, Mubarak Ganai, deputy inspector general of civil defence in Kashmir police, told AFP.

There has been calm along the de facto border in Kashmir since commanders of the two sides agreed last Thursday to halt the cross-border firing.

Pakistan says three of its soldiers died in the firing while India says it lost two of its soldiers – marking the worst violence along the frontier dividing the region since the two nations nearly went to war in 2003.

Reader Comments (115)

  • Queen
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:06PM

    This is just an attempt to suppress the poor people.

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  • Pakistani in US
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:09PM

    Sadly it seems that there is no end to indian military perpetuated hysteria. Shame on both countries for creating an atmosphere where war drums are louder than saner voices.

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  • A - No.1
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:10PM

    What kind of maniacal non-thinking is this. On the other hand it is going to drive the Indian stock market down. This is called market manipulation Indian style.

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  • A2Z
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:13PM

    The war hysteria and nonsense continues.

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  • Saad
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:14PM

    India is losing it!

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  • Jan 22, 2013 - 5:17PM

    A suggestion from a Pakistani to an Indian might sound really a bizarre phenomenon for Indians because usually its the other way round.. but seriously, don’t let your Govt take you for a ride. Regards.

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  • What
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:24PM

    I wonder what the peace loving Indians are cooking up now.

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  • Candid 1
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:31PM

    This is precisely the warmongering occuring in India on a daily basis. India must be planning to attack Pakistan, that is why it is promoting such war hysteria among its public. Pakistan should carry out pre-emptive strickes on Indian military assets and shut them up for once and for all.

    By the way the officials must be stupid to think that basements and two weeks of food will protect them from a nuclear explosion. Do they even know what they are talking about? In any case, there would never have been a nuclear dimension had India not proliferated and exploded a bomb in 1974 – another act in the well established pattern of India’s criminal behavior.

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  • Jan 22, 2013 - 5:33PM

    Where are shameless liberals who advocate Aman ki Asha

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  • Sunny
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Okkkkkk….

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  • Peer
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:35PM

    Probably Indian themselves trying to nuke Kashmir

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  • Zohaib
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:42PM

    India is such a drama queen!

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  • khurram
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:45PM

    aman ki asha …..

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  • kHaN
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:46PM

    Part of the Indian military PsyOps! Who dares to start a nuclear war.

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  • Lubna
    Jan 22, 2013 - 5:54PM

    Have they gone totally mad????

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  • Abbas
    Jan 22, 2013 - 6:00PM

    hmm… Dear neighbors what are you cooking???

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  • Sab33N
    Jan 22, 2013 - 6:13PM

    There you have it .. Indians have totally lost it .. bahahahahahahaRecommend

  • faisal saleem
    Jan 22, 2013 - 6:58PM

    What are we waiting for? We need to build nuclear proof bunkers in AJK.

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  • Jan 22, 2013 - 6:59PM

    I would argue this is an attempt at ‘PSYOPS’ and propaganda – the announcement has not been made because the GoI believes there to be any imminent threat of nuclear attack in Kashmir, but because by doing so they can paint Pakistan as an entity that ‘considers Kashmiris dispensable and will not hesitate to destroy them in order to win a war against India’, and therefore discredit Pakistan in Kashmir and reduce any support for Pakistan locally.

    Any war between India and Pakistan would, from the Pakistani perspective, be over the territory of Kashmir, so why would Pakistan nuke the very territory it claims?

    Not to mention that, given the limited South Asian nuclear arsenals, Pakistani nukes would target major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta etc. in order to inflict the largest amount of damage on India.

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  • Mo!
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:01PM

    Pressure tactics.

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  • Jan 22, 2013 - 7:01PM

    India is becoming irrelevant in AFG – hence raising stupid tensions to make themsleves feel more relevant!

    Kudos to shining India – Glad I am not part of brainwashed India!

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  • ayesha azeem
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:06PM

    Indians are so funny..LOL

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:10PM

    Looks like an Indian ploy to force the Islamic separatists to keep shut for a while. Smart thinking to create the “us and them” divide. Much better than totally counter-productive beheading tactics too.

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  • Gratgy
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:17PM

    When Pakistani ex-Generals come on Indian TV and openly say that “Nuclear Bombs are steroids to be used in war” what can you expect?

    During Kargil war Pakistan had started arming its nuclear missiles. So whats so surprising?

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  • Khan of Cape Town
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:17PM

    Stop making and watching bollywood movies, folks. Or, prepare yourselves for such drama ridden advises.

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  • Fahad Hussain
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Dear ET,

    Its not indian kashmir ,its indian occupied kasmir .Recommend

  • MMK
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:21PM

    What was the war that was fought in 2003 between these two nations?

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  • Babloo
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:25PM

    Laughing at hysteria. Isn’t it Pakistan that keeps warning about ‘nuclear war’ .
    India is just taking some precautions.

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  • shardul
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:33PM

    So a disaster management team educating general public is a warmongering effort.

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  • Assad
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:36PM

    These seem to be standard preparedness drill……more possible than probable

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  • Manju
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:38PM

    @Zohaib:
    @Pakistan Politics:
    @Candid 1:
    The news above states that India is preparing its citizens in Kashmir to defend against a Nuclear attack which means an “ATTACK POSSIBLY FROM PAKISTAN NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND” which you guys so comfortably assumed…..
    The last time such a situation arised was when Mr. Musharraf or the Pak army regulars or the Mujahiddeen / Terrorists did the Kargil misadventure despite knowing that both countries are nuclear armed (which was a sure shot irresponsible open invitation for a nuclear confrontation) which means “PAKISTAN WAS AN AGGRESSOR AND IS BEING SUSPICIOUSLY SEEN TO BE ONE IN THIS CASE ALSO”.
    Plus add to this the already circulating “RUMOUR” of its nuclear assets being unsafe and falling in radical hands…
    Now, who is the “War Mongeror”? The one who has the audacity of violating LoC and doing Kargil and beheading Indian soldiers or the one who is patiently waiting for some sensibility in the Pakistani side where it is rarely to be found???

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  • The Hanging Sword
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:42PM

    hahaha What fools? The people in DELHI, MUMBAI, PUNE and GOA should worry more, my darling Indian Neighbours. We’re not fool enough to drop bombs near our border. that would be a collateral loss for us too. :P

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  • Indian
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:43PM

    I am an Indian and even I laughed at this… but it’s done by the state police, just published in one newspaper… what’s the big deal… just a local gimmick… no one seriously thinks there’s going to be nuclear war in Kashmir… and if it was, how could the nuclear war be confined to Kashmir alone? It would involve the whole of Pakistan and most of India…

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  • Mubashir
    Jan 22, 2013 - 7:52PM

    These guys are out of their senses. Even if this madness happened it would probably be Delhi or Islamabad not Kashmir. Unfortunately no leader on either side is strong enough to settle the Kashmir dispute… risking a Billion plus people’s lives at stake… what a shame.

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  • Spicher
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:20PM

    Indians how will you fight with rusted Nuclear Weapons ??? stop this Drama

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  • Happens
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:24PM

    Yes, non state actors can do anything. Be prepared always.

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  • John B
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:32PM

    India has been advising this kind of preparation regularly, and there is nothing wrong with preparing for unthinkable.

    The danger is from non state actors and pak should also be asking these questions.

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  • Rashid
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:39PM

    War is one thing, but the nuclear-bombing is another step. Usage of nuclear weapon is simply against any and every rule of war, because it is a must that there would be a collosal damage to present and future generations of scores of civilians in a nuclear-war. Nuclear-war should never be on cards ever in any human-conflict.

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  • Mohammad ali
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:42PM

    If India is preparing its natives for a neculear war than it is infact a signal for a war,but it would be a disasterous inclination for both the states and boths people would suffer death.

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  • Raja
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:46PM

    Next Indo-Pak war will certainly be nuclear and I have mentioned that earlier also in my comments. There must be some definite reason that Indians are thinking along these lines. If the so called non-state actors are pushed in Kashmir again, conventional war will start. This will be followed by nuclear war in all probability. Pakistan will use tactical nuclear weapons in the war zone first . We all know where the war zones are. No wonder we see the publication of advisory in Kashmir first.

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  • sensible
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:57PM

    this is hilarious! none can afford nuclear war, don’t think that Pak will act that way. Let the peace process move forward.

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  • B
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:58PM

    Look at the stupid comments over the years written on ET that Pakistan should nuke India. NowI ndia is taking advantage of the situation, the same stupids are blaming Indians. India has stated clearly that it will not use nukes first. Even at the height is the last days of USSR or the Russian/Afghan war, it never used nukes. But yet the stupid think that Pakistan will launch nukes. Stupid people remein stupid.

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  • India
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:58PM

    isi propaganda to divert pakistan people from the cess pit that they are in now

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:06PM

    Demented is the word that comes to mind.Recommend

  • Jawad U Rehman
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:24PM

    ‘Indian Kashmir’ ? I thought from Pakistan’s point of view it is still disputed? Or have ET’s editors unilaterally decided to cede it to India? You would NEVER find any Indian newspaper refer to the Pakistani side of Kashmir as ‘Pakistani Kashmir’. They refer to it as PoK (Pakistani Occupied Kashmir).

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  • Freeman
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:31PM

    @Gratgy:
    Indian is angry that In Afghanistan End Game America refused to give any such role to India that is why india is trying to get Attention. Now Indian government think with this war mongering dirty tactics they will get attention and this might give them somehow some kind of a role in Afghanistan. This is the reason They are trying to play old dirty game to malign Pakistan Army and ISI. But they will fail again. India has lost its game in Afghanistan.

    On the other hand Pakistan Army is busy inside problems of Pakistan. Pakistan Army is already in war with terrorists. It is impossible at this moment Paksitan want any war with India. Indian knows this but they think their propaganda again like previousely will be gain some attention and world will be worried and might give some role in Afghanistan.

    Bad luck india.

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  • gp65 .
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:33PM

    India has a policy of No first use of nuclear arms. It is Pakistan that constantly says that if India responds to ongoing Pakistani provocations then they can use the nuclear option. If the Indian government is trying to protect its citizens from such a violent neighbour who has attacked India 4 times before, what is wrong in doing so.

    We also tell kids not to talk to strangers and accept eatables from such strangers. This does not mean we are trying to prepare for a kid to be raped. Instead we are trying to protect kid from the negative people that we know are out there.

    “Yoginder Kaul, inspector-general at the civil defense and state disaster response force, said the advisory was part of a normal campaign to educate the public, and the information has been available on a government website for some time.

    “We routinely train and educate people regarding different natural and man-made disasters and that’s our duty. This advertisement too was part of such a campaign. Please, let’s not read into this beyond that. Let it be clear that this is purely in the nature of educating people and not connected with anything else,” he said.

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  • Yes!
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:58PM

    The apocalypse has arrived

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  • Mj
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:58PM

    @Candid 1:

    You accuse India of warmongering and in the same paragraph call for preemptive air strikes? Irony, it seems, is not your forte.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 22, 2013 - 9:58PM

    This is a misleading statement of Indian Government, more particularly for the people of occupied Kashmir that Pakistan may attack India with an atom bomb and people in the occupied Kashmir should start hating Pakistan.

    Why this so called security alert was not issued by the Indian Government for the people residing in other states of India?

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  • Indian
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:04PM

    As an Indian I think this thing the Kashmir Police published is a sick joke… no one seriously thinks there’s going to be a nuclear war… secondly if there is IT WON’T BE CONFINED TO KASHMIR… what about Lahore, Delhi, Mumbai and Karachi??? Stop the madness Kashmir Police…

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  • Parvez
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:12PM

    Civil defence preparedness………..like a fire drill……………nothing wrong in that.

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  • Fauzan Naeem
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:17PM

    The ‘Noisy neighbors’ analogy comes to mind.

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  • Prashant
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:19PM

    Dear all Pakistani friends and fellow Indians, don’t get mired in this silly hatred, it’s nonsense to hate 1.2 billion people or 180 million people, yes, this Kashmir police publication sends the wrong signal, but that doesn’t mean it is sanctioned by the Central Government or the Army… nobody wants war… actually the Line of Control today is much more peaceful than it was 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 years ago… there has been continual improvement… let’s make relations better… you know why there have been these statements from India recently… It’s because Indians are very angry at their own government… Manmohan Singh has allowed the economic growth to slip from 9 percent to 6 percent… the rapes issue.. corruption… so the government is trying to divert attention to unify the country against Pakistan… people in India are just waiting for the next election… and I guess in Pakistan too… once elections are over and new stable governments are formed and India starts growing fast again in terms of its economy then all this hatred and anger will disappear…

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  • suraj
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:20PM

    @Pakistan Politics:
    It is Pakistan threatening of Nuclear Attack.. then, why don’t they take protective measures..

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  • Hafeez
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:24PM

    @Gratgy: Dreaming? I can sympathize with the residents of Kashmir for such stupid trademark acts of Indian government. Pathertic

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  • anonymous
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:27PM

    it is not INDIAN KASHMIR, its indian OCCUPIED kashmir! shame on the tribune

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  • Abdullah khan
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:28PM

    I guiss, if the nuclear war happen ,pakistan will not target kashmir ,Pakistan will target hindue Big commercial zones and Hindue Majority places like mombai ,banglore,Calcutta, jaipur ,gujarat etcRecommend

  • Avatar
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:28PM

    @Gratgy: Our missiles are always armed and ready! To counter any foreign threat.

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  • observer
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:03PM

    All of us must have seen a sign in tall buildings- “In case of fire break glass.”

    That, however, is not an invitation to set the building on fire.

    Is that clear?

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  • zabandraz
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:07PM

    ThHis means Indians are planning to go to war with Pakistan

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  • current
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:25PM

    @Gratgy.. you were there right next to missiles when they were being armed in pak during Kargil. you believe everything your immature media feeds you. For GOD SAKE.. grow brains and sense my Indian brothers.. you media is Fabricating and hyping things up.. Definitely there are some evil designs here. my indian brothers stay focused on bollywood. ignore your media nonsense.

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  • Vampire
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:44PM

    At Least Pakistan will never NUKE Kashmir :)

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  • rk ny
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:52PM

    @Kamran: u seem scared of india….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • United we stand
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:55PM

    Dear India,

    Please stop joking around and diverting attention from the problems within your own country told by your very own Home Secretary:
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Home-secretary-backs-Shindes-remark-on-Hindu-terror/articleshow/18135005.cms

    By the way Pakistan would never nuke a place next to its border, it would eventually effect its own side as well. Haha! No wonder you people produce such good comedians!

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  • Praan
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:57PM

    @Gratgy:
    And u saw Pakistanis started arming their nuclear missiles. Another paranoid Indian. Alas.

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  • fzs114
    Jan 22, 2013 - 11:57PM

    Title should have been Indian “Occupied” Kashmir.. Right???

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  • Rex Minor
    Jan 23, 2013 - 12:19AM

    I should have thought that all new houses in India and Pakistan must have been buit with a cellar to be used as a bunker in case of mishaps at nuclear plants. This is not the function of the police to inform the residents but that of the central Govt. There is nothing funny about taking precautionary steps to prevent a tragedy to the extent that one can.

    Rex Minor

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  • Irfan
    Jan 23, 2013 - 1:09AM

    If Pakistan is ever going to carry out a nuclear strike its going to be one og thw big cities in India not Kashmir. Though someone must be really oit of mind to think after 15 days of nuclear attck it would be safe.

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  • Rommel
    Jan 23, 2013 - 1:33AM

    Kashmir is not target of pakistani nukes. It reminds me urdu proverb, Bandar ke hath me Matches.Recommend

  • Aamir
    Jan 23, 2013 - 1:35AM

    Nobody will nuke Srinagar. Totally irresponsible and childish act by the Indian Authorities. Most importantly ,its an act of unnecessary harassment of Kashmiri people keeping in view the timings of these warnings. The guidelines asking people of Kashmir to construct basements and bunkers are ridiculous. However the conduct of this so called “routine exercise” in Mumbai or Delhi does make some sense.

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  • XX
    Jan 23, 2013 - 2:05AM

    Wow, that is some very handy advice, I’ll keep that in mind. Could be useful in case of a nearby nuclear blast.

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  • Saleem
    Jan 23, 2013 - 2:45AM

    There can be no winners in a nuclear war. MAD ; Mutually Assured Destruction.

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  • Gaurav
    Jan 23, 2013 - 2:53AM

    Pakistan may not want to nuke indian cities with considerable muslim population, also india has no interest in nuking Pakistan when it is failing.itself.

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  • G. Din
    Jan 23, 2013 - 3:08AM

    Getting nervous, eh?
    What are you trying to convey to the world when you make sure to insert “nuclear-armed rivals” every time you refer to India and Pakistan? Does India do that? No! Isn’t that psychological warfare? Clearly, you mean a real nuclear war, if not probable, is not ruled out altogether. This exercise is a reminder to you that we would not be deterred by your sabre-rattling or by smarter-than-a-half tactics.

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  • Gaurav
    Jan 23, 2013 - 3:13AM

    Pakistan may not want to nuke indian cities with considerable muslim population, also india has no interest in nuking Pakistan when it is failing.itself.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Jan 23, 2013 - 3:19AM

    Why are people such idiots to believe in such news. This new article does not quote any local Indian official people, news outlets or media that was used to communicate this news in india. Folks at ET are a joke. They also falsified TUQ’s news that he was admitted into Canada on a refugee status. The truth is that he got his permanent residency through the point system. Shame on such lies.

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  • Fact
    Jan 23, 2013 - 3:26AM

    India government should stop watching Starplus dramas because it’s affecting their decision making!

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  • Misery Ghalib
    Jan 23, 2013 - 3:45AM

    news like this can make troops on the ground trigger happy – nobody wants nuclear war

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  • ExposingTrolls
    Jan 23, 2013 - 4:47AM

    So “BlackJack, gp65, Mirza, Jat, John B, Yogurt Lover, Raj – USA, Indian Wisdom“, why you guys are you hiding in closets on this one. I’ll only say, Pakistan: 1, Trolls: 0 :-)

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  • azi
    Jan 23, 2013 - 4:57AM

    This is nothing but blatant war mongering by the Indian Govt. as usual. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

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  • American Desi
    Jan 23, 2013 - 5:05AM

    For all the paranoid people, this is call educating your citizen in case of nuclear fallout. Does not by any means indicate the intention or part of some notorious nuclear scheme. USA and Russia had these exercises on daily basis during cold war era to prepare and train it’s citizen on what should be done in case there is a nuclear attack. Not at all surprised at the paranoia and reactions of Pakistani commenter here.
    Though I expect Indian government to fund, construct and provide the bunkers in at least every major populated areas. Such provision is not act of war but simply to protect it’s people from morons who always use nuclear threat ( read Pakistan army).
    As a reminder, Pakistan is the one which has never agreed to “No First Strike” while India has always maintained it’s commitment to No First Strike policy. That should be enough to tell who amongst India and Pakistan will be childish enough to use nukes.

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  • hasan
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:08AM

    It is because of situations and statements like this that the developed world does not want irresponsible 3rd world countries to have the nuclear bomb!

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  • uzma
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:08AM

    It is not Indian Kashmir. It is just Kashmir. If Kashmiris don’t believe they should be called Indian, who are you to label them like that. I am a Kashmiri, first and last. I am not Indian.

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  • cosmo
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:12AM

    Tribune States that “Pakistan says three of its soldiers died in the firing while India says it lost two of its soldiers”
    Well, shame on Tribune for telling half truths and giving this whole scenario a spin of its own: India said Pakistan Army has BEHEADED two of Indian soldiers !! Please correct yur reporting!!

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  • upkamath aka prashanth
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:16AM

    @The Hanging Sword: We’re not fool enough to drop bombs near our border. that would be a collateral loss for us too. :P

    -Well that did not stop Pak from investing in “assets”.

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  • cosmo
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:18AM

    @The Hanging Sword:
    The funny thing is you are worrying about collateral damage of a Nuclear war!! Think man, we can at least take refuge in our islands, southerns or eastern states. Have you ever imagined what would happen to Pakistan???!! Your entire country will be wiped out even before you could pronounce of “C” of Collateral !!

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  • Polpot
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:26AM

    Isnt Pakistan responsible for this situation?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    By stockpiling a massive nuclear weapons, and refusing to sign a non first use, .
    FYI Switzerland still has similar regulations to make sure that their are nuclear hardened basements in every house.

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  • Amit
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:29AM

    So if we educate our people, the its a propaganda and war mongering. Wow what logic my pakistani freinds !

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  • Polpot
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:32AM

    “Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for nuclear war”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Misleading headlines.
    Indian Kashmir advises people to prepare for defense against nuclear war

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  • Rajeev Nidumolu
    Jan 23, 2013 - 6:42AM

    War and in particular nuclear war is a rank stupidity. Preparing for nuclear attack reminds me of the civil defense exercises at the height of cold war. The films showed that school children were taught to duck under the desk as a first response to nuclear attack !. Nuclear war is a crime against humanity. The horror of nuclear war and the aftermath is depicted in TV film “The day after ” which was watched by 100 million people in US..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheDayAfter. I am surprised that educated people in subcontinent talk irresponsibly as if nuclear war is a video game. The problem I see is that there will be combination of mad scientists and a insane general with nuclear button as depicted in movie by Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove

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  • I.kash
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:11AM

    Yes that is right,,,,,we here thought that the war is on………..due to the activity of indian migs…….

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  • a_writer
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:21AM

    It is a cruel joke for any nation to tell its citizens how to ‘prepare’ for a nuclear war. It makes about as much sense as a doctor advising a patient to take two aspirins for his head ache when the patient has a brain tumor. It is about time that someone would beat some sense into these two tin pot nuclear powers the aftermath of a nuclear exchange.

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  • KULWANT SINGH
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:30AM

    @Spicher:
    We will use the best weapons of your country after snatching the same

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  • numbersnumbers
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:35AM

    @Candid 1:
    And just when did Pakistan explode its first nuclear device, and would you also call that “criminal behavior”?

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  • K sethy
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:42AM

    @Saad:
    Yeah dfinitely pakistan is winning. U people deserve what is going on in ur country

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  • K sethy
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:45AM

    @Sab33N:
    Yeah. Pakistanis have totally got it. U guys r unbelievable. Must be very proud of what is going on. Did u count how many r gunned down in India everyday?

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  • Biznes as Usual
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:01AM

    @Mubashir: We know when a deep tragedy hit a poor family, after giving it all they could, they finally make a business out of it. That’s exactly what’s happening here, a nation who’s non-disappearing population of poor is three times that of Pakistan has few choices left after entertaining them with movies next is fear-of-Pakistan. So now we see who was behind the beheading story, ha ha! Also in a war there are more valuable targets than empty valleys of Kashmir, aren’t they? Thanks to India to save Pak artists & athletes from nuclear destruction it has already sent them back. Alas, I expected India act anything but not like Bangla Desh.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:03AM

    Oh Indians at it again. The word ‘demented’ comes to mind!

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  • In the name of love
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:07AM

    i think the message has been read in a wrong context….the disaster management wing of the police comes up with a lot of articles on how to react in case a disaster strikes, not just in j&k but also in other states of the country…i still could have given it a thought had the army been the one distributing notices, but this is routine for the local police (iam sure it must be quite the same in pak too)…also, this notice has been published in an english newspaper, who’s readership anyways is among the lowest in the valley… and being prepared for a disaster to strike doesnot mean india wants a nuclear war…completely wrong implications…more than pak, its india who cannot afford a nuclear war…pak economy is anyways in shambles…its all for india to loose in case of a war…

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  • foruchandan
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:15AM

    THIS IS REALLY a very interesting article which none of us indians know…may be the plan was hatched in Pakisthan….else we would have know if something of this kind was happenning in the complete J&K State…

    But what ever it is…the writer is now ready to become a Thriller Story writer….God belss him

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  • Pragmatist
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:39AM

    Jeez, how about reading the gist of the news item before commenting??!! You only need those precautions to guard against a nuke attack from across the border. So, an attack, if indeed there is one, would not originate from India.

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  • raj
    Jan 23, 2013 - 8:48AM

    @Candid 1:
    Why does pak have a large nuclear arsenal of nearly 100 weapons,now rivaling britain? It must be prepared to use them.Even india doesn’t have that many,though facing a chinese threat as well

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  • observer
    Jan 23, 2013 - 9:27AM

    The notice is part of regular year-round civil defence preparedness, Mubarak Ganai, deputy inspector general of civil defence in Kashmir police, told AFP.

    As usual Pakistanis forgot to read the most telling part of the report.

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  • Eric Kumar
    Jan 23, 2013 - 9:36AM

    Considering the realestate of Pakistan, I wonder in case of nuclear war Pakistan has very little chance of surviving. Two or three nuclear bombs at Lahore,Karachi, Islamabad and Pashawar will be enough to take care of Pakistan. Pakistan should move its headquarters in Dubai before it make foolish mistake to start a war with India. Banladesh is a good example and lesson for Pakistan. Any next war with India, Pakistan will be only in history books.

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  • O2
    Jan 23, 2013 - 9:57AM

    building of basement & storing of food on such an urgent notice is not called a DRILL! nor Pakistan is ever going to carry out any nuclear strike or even use bigger bombs on Kashmir! It is just a stupid tactic used by the Indian sercurity agenecies to create misconception regarding Pakistan that it is going to attack & wage a war, but in reality it is the the other way around. Indians just love reality drama, be it their news channels, untrue bollywood movies, or their “nautanki” Govt lol. If we were this weak then India would have captured Pakistan years ago BUT it is we who got big chunk of Kashmir whereas India has never captured even an inch of Pakistan lol come back to the reality & stop living in a fools paradise, war will only bring destruction, so keep this in mind, Indian’s.

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  • Pops
    Jan 23, 2013 - 9:59AM

    There is nothing wrong in being prepared and educating the population on what to do in case of a nuclear attack. In the cold war there was regular short videos on TV in the west advising the public on what to do in case of a nuclear attack by the Russians. Besides i wouldn’t trust the Pakistani generals, they have said they would use nuclear weapons if there is a war as they know they cannot win a conventional war.

    One thing is sure, it will be the last war Pakistan fights. Think about this, if you kill three times the number Indians kill, there will still be enough survivors i India. It,s a numbers game, 180 million versus 1.2 billion. All wars in the past have been started by Pakistan, do not trust them.

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  • ovais Ahmad
    Jan 23, 2013 - 10:00AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    We will never hate pakistan because they our brothers , i was thinking same as you had that why this confines to my kashmir only looks like conspiracy

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  • Ansari
    Jan 23, 2013 - 10:30AM

    Hey liberals, please set your placards reading slogans for “Aman ki asha” on fire !!

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 23, 2013 - 10:39AM

    @ExposingTrolls:
    In my view, India should raise the temperature and keep constant pressure on Pakistan.Recommend

  • Assad
    Jan 23, 2013 - 11:11AM

    May be the assumption is, that considering the short-range, small, tactical nuclear-headed weapons arsenal that Pak is developing………which can be used only across the International border or LoC….or, God forbid, within Pak territory. I think, it is a wise decision to conduct such emergency drills around the border. Pakistan too may follow suit…if not already……………….the South Koreans have done it, I am aware.

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  • Karim Javed
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:22PM

    LOL They think USA and Russia will let them fight in Nuclear style :P Before fighting each other both will have to face Vito countries.Now am happy that Pakistan police is way much intelligent than the Indian Police declaring nuclear war warning means you are hurting your people mentally. Bring some intelligent people upfront so that your nukes got in safe hands other wise they will fire them :P

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  • Jat
    Jan 23, 2013 - 7:25PM

    @ExposingTrolls: So “BlackJack, gp65, Mirza, Jat, John B, Yogurt Lover, Raj – USA, Indian Wisdom“, why you guys are you hiding in closets on this one

    I can speak for myself. Am not coming out of my bunker until things cool down. Pakistani generals have shown in the past that they are mad enough to do anything to achieve their aim – which is continued bloodsucking of Pakistani people.

    Just so that you know, am going to store 3 weeks of food and water… although looking at the last missile test done by Pakistan, only Pakistani villagers are in danger of getting hit by falling parts of Pakistani nukes and missiles.

    There is no harm in taking common sense precautions against actions by fanatics and brainwashed weirdos.

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  • Jan 24, 2013 - 4:03AM

    An article published long time ago is still available to read from library records of Kutch Science Foundation.

    We are well aware of the news published in KutchMitra that Pakistan is aiming their atomic missiles to Gujarat. But in reality Target is not the Gujarat but the First target is BHUJ along with Delhi. As Delhi is a strategic importance as centre of all commands and BHUJ is strategic importance of warfare target.

    Delhi may be protected by deep underground atomic resistant bunkers and command centres for political and warfare importance but not for the public point of views. And naturally how public of Delhi can be accommodated in such bunkers.

    Similarly for attacking to Gujarat, BHUJ is the First hurdle and so strategic warfare importance of BHUJ. And so BHUJ is such a place that it does not have any facility knowledge/preparation of such BUNKERS will be first target of such an attack.

    Though BHANADA NALIYA air force is second air force based in Kutch but attacking BHUJ is more Vulnerable and likely to create the more chaos as city centre will be destroyed along with military command protecting Gujarat.

    We need to make awareness and act for quick shelter as it takes only minutes to arriving destructing weapons from across the border.

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  • Munna
    Jan 24, 2013 - 6:13PM

    Poor Kahsmiris. Paksisan should immideatly annouce they will never nuke indian occupied Kashmir.

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