Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Ugly Logic Behind Agni - Necessity, not Luxury

I'm reading a lot of sanctimonious comments on news sites by Westerners (and Indian leftists) asking why a poor country like India is wasting scarce development resources on building nuclear missiles.

An understandable sentiment, but the Indian missile program is not being dictated by megalomania.

I put together this image to explain the logic that forces India's hand.

It would of course be ideal if the world was free of nuclear weapons, but when neighbours claim your territory and have fought wars over it in the past, there is an ugly logic that dictates your choices. It means the poor will have to wait another day.

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