ONLY THE US CAN FORCE INDIA TO OPEN HER NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS FOR INSPECTIONS
The week ending December, 2009 has again opened many possibilities for the global nuke experts and IAEA to investigate the real troubles of Indian nuke plants. Year 2009 is also leaving number of unresolved questions regarding Indian nuke safety and security that might not be resolved even in 2010 also? On second last day of 2009, a high intensity explosion at a chemical laboratory inside Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) took place which resulted into the death of two junior scientists, Umang Singh and Partha Bagh. Though Indian authorities claimed that no reactor, radioactivity or radiation was involved in the incident but severely charred bodies of the scientists and totally burnt equipment revealed that something very serious happened inside the plant. It is important to highlight here that BARC was started in 1954, as the Atomic Energy Establishment and apparently conducts the research in Biotechnology and Gama Rays.
- Firstly, Indian scientists might be carrying out some experiment on biological and chemical agents. The experiment failed and chemical reaction caused damaged to the lives of the scientists and the laboratory. According to a world news agency staff working on the plants also heard the blast inside the project. The blast and condition of the death bodies do confirm that India is preparing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The preparation of WMD is the desired of Indian top military and political leadership. The intensity on this venture has been multiplied since self predicted Chinese threat on the border is being considered by the Indian leadership.
- Second opinion could be that Indian scientists were yet to achieve expertise and hall mark in the nuke field. Their weak knowledge and causal attitude might become the reason of their death. But poor expertise of Indian nuke Programme has also put the lives of Indian and regional masses at stake. In this connection again we can noticed the lapses of security. There are reports that junior Indian scientists were busy in carrying out experiments on preparing some chemical and biological weapons but failed to tackle the situation because of their less experience. It was further reported that they even never have been guided by their senior colleagues. August 27, 2009 interview of senior nuke scientist K Santhanam, with “Times of India” confirms that nuke test at Pokhran II further endorse the weakness of Indian nuke programme. He admitted that the only thermonuclear device tested was a “fizzle”. The incidents of Kaiga, Pockran and now BARC do reflects that Indian nuke plants are real danger to humanity since her scientists are lacking requisite experience in this field.
- Third version could be that some member out of nuke staff intentionally carried out some sabotage activities inside the plant with the purpose of killing some key members of the team. The two killed might be having some knowledge of on going Indian nuke proliferation and killed by the Uranium smugglers present on Indian nuke plants. Earlier also, on June 13, 2009 dead body of Indian famous nuke scientist Lokanathan Mahalingam was recovered from Kali River. The scientist was working on Kaiga Atomic Power Station for the last eight years. Reportedly, he was in possession of highly sensitive information and might be doubted for Indian nuke proliferation. Mahalingam was involved in training apprentices on a replica of the actual reactor.
The world community should force India to open her Nuke Programme for regular inspections because the gravity of the threat posed to its immediate neighbours like China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka because of the location of Nuke Plants. IAEA should act as a watchdog to ensure smooth and safe running of Indian Nuclear Installations; presently the fear created by RAW amongst the staff could cause some high magnitude disasters. In short the detail investigations are required to be carried out at Indian nuke programme, covering the type of weapons being made, safety arrangements, cause of abductions, murders and killing of nuke scientists and staff. Big question is ‘Is India involved in Nuclear Underworld?’