Thursday, 24 January 2013

In Kashmir, we are preparing for a nuclear war

Police in Indian Kashmir diffuse circular advising its citizens to build underground shelters "where the whole family can stay for a fortnight" in the event of a nuclear war in the disputed region between India and Pakistan two nuclear powers.

"If the shock wave does not arrive within five seconds after the flash is that you were far enough away from the place of explosion," says the circular, entitled Protection against nuclear, biological and chemical .

"The force of the blast last a minute or two ... Cuts and bruises are no different from ordinary injury. The blindness is temporary and should go for a few seconds, "it added.

According to the Deputy Inspector General of passive defense in the police in Indian Kashmir, Mubarak Ganai, the circular part of a regular program of preparation for the passive defense - protecting people in the event of war. Its distribution would thus not related to recent tensions with neighboring Pakistan.

Tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) have revived in January after several deadly incidents between soldiers of both sides. Since 1947, the two countries have clashed twice over Kashmir.

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