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How dangerous is a nuclear North Korea?

October 10, 2006

North Korea on Monday claimed to have successfully conducted its first nuclear test. It had walked out of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in 2003 and said as early as February 2005 that it has functional nuclear weapons in its possession.

Now, with the worst fears of the international community coming true, what do you think the development means:

- To India? Will the test jeopardise the already controversial Indo-US nuclear deal?

- To world security, what with North Korea being one of the most isolated countries in the world and also dubbed a rogue state in the 'axis of evil' by US President George W Bush?

- To Pakistan, especially if it is proven that tainted nuclear scientist A Q Khan's nuclear bazaar had indeed proliferated nuclear technology to North Korea?

- Will the tests embolden another State on the verge of nuclear tests, Iran, and bring things to a boil?

- And to the Korean peninsula, where the South has been blackmailed and arm-twisted to keep the North afloat with food, aid and fuel, while that country has gone about splurging millions to make it's army the fourth largest in the world?

Tell us!

 



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Number of User Comments: 37




Sub: Nuclear non-proliferation

The US is the first to develop the atomic bomb (and also to use it). The only relationship that America has with God is in ...


Posted by Krishnadasa





Sub: Nuclear N. Korea

I still feel more threatened by a nuclear US because the US is the only country to have actually employed atomic weapons in combat. The ...


Posted by Arif Moinuddin





Sub: its not the same!!

a loose cannon, dictator controlled country like n. korea cannot be compared to india. and the same could be said for our nuclear status versus ...


Posted by rajan





Sub: North Korean test

North Korea's nuclear test, if true, is highly disturbing. A stalinist state with an unpredictable leader with nuclear weapons. As if we didnt have enough ...


Posted by Murli





Sub: North Korean test

North Korea's nuclear test, if true, is highly disturbing. A stalinist state with an unpredictable leader with nuclear weapons. As if we didnt have enough ...


Posted by Murli




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