Biggest threat to citizens lurks within our borders
Newspapers in India today feature a news prominently where the Army Chief has said that nuclear weapons are not for war-fighting (because it will finish the world) but have a deterrent value. Also the news highlights that Pakistan has slightly more nuclear warheads than India – further fueling the ongoing arms race in the Indian sub-continent. Firstly, we believe that the nuclear weapons have zero deterrent value. If nuclear weapons had a deterrent value then nuclear powers would not have been attacked by countries that have no nuclear weapon, and nuclear powers would not have to lose a war. Secondly, where should India invest a significant portion of its budget – in strengthening military/ army or systems that help fight the ‘enemies’ that are real threat to its citizens on daily basis?