Knowing that it could never reconcile with India’s military in conventional warfare, Pakistan is said to develop an arsenal of short-range chemical weapons. These are called Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNW), which are known as the ‘Cold Strategy’ of India.
While there is no evidence that such a strategy has been devised by India, experts say it is about making three attacks on Pakistan fast and ending its supply lines. This would cut supplies to fighting forces in the north.
Pakistan is very much afraid of this and therefore has developed strategic nukes. Pakistan continues to threaten India with strategic nuclear weapons and Islamabad has said on several occasions that it would not hesitate to use them if the Indian Army attempts to sneak into its territory. Pakistan is well aware that it cannot match India in conventional warfare and to counter it has developed strategic nuclear weapons. Strategic nukes are complex to make and it is clear from where Pakistan got help to build these deadly battlegrounds.
Major General PK Sehgal, an expert on defense and strategic affairs, once told OneIndia that Pakistan had developed strategic nuclear weapons to deal primarily with what is termed as India’s cold start doctrine. He said that Pakistan could not reconcile with India in conventional war and hence they developed strategic nuclear weapons.
A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW), also known as a non-strategic nuclear weapon, is a weapon that is usually small in its explosive power. It is designed to be used in battlefields as opposed to strategic nuclear weapons, which are targeted in the enemy’s interior away from the battlefront. Tactical nuclear warheads range from 20–60 km with an explosion of 3–5 km. These have been developed as a deterrent against aggression on the border and not for a full war.
Tactical nuclear weapons can be of many forms, they can be in mines known as ADMs, they can be in the form of artillery shells, can be in the form of missiles, they can be in the form of bombs. Huh. They are used against advance forces, not locations. Major General Sehgal explained that tactical nuclear weapons are essential to be deployed in combat battles. Pakistan claims that its short-range missile NASR can carry low-yield nuclear warheads with high accuracy. Pakistan has also claimed that it is designed to overcome missile defense systems. Hypnotically speaking, if the Indian Army enters the territory of Pakistan and Islamabad uses strategic nooks, it will also endanger the lives of its citizens as the device explodes on Pakistani soil.
Does India have strategic nuclear weapons?
“We have not developed any tactical nuclear weapons for the simple reason that we do not feel that any country can do what Pakistan imagines India can do for them. India has never No country has historically threatened, nor do we threaten Pakistan. The defense expert further said, “If Pakistan provokes us, India should be given a cold start A will react and Pakistan is concerned about this. You do not know this country, because we do not need it.
India’s likely retaliation:
Once Pakistan uses nuclear weapons in any form, Indian reprisal will be unimaginable as New Delhi will not be bound by the ‘No First Use’ policy. India had declared ‘No First Use’ (NFU) a policy; Pakistan is the opposite and feels that the NFU theoretically denies its rebellious gains against India. Pakistan’s nuclear weapons aim to compensate for the traditional forces which are lagging behind India on a large scale. Pakistan should keep in mind that India has developed secondary strike capability to a large extent. India has ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can be launched from submarines at short notice. Pakistan can be certain that any nook – tactical or tactical – using vengeance to be swift, severe and destructive will threaten its existence.
Source: One India