Yes, India developed nuclear weapons and first exploded a nuclear
device at Pokhran in 1974 (the so-called "Smiling Buddha Test").
The second round of nuclear testing happened again at Pokhran
in 1998. However, India has never been involved in the *spread*
of nuclear technology to rogue countries like North Korea and
AFAIK, proliferation implies "spread". Maybe, you have some
Ahh, this is getting better...
It's ok to make your own, just so long as no one *helps* you...
Would you consider reading a Tom Clancy novel 'proliferation'?
Article 2 of the NPT states;
"Each non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to
receive the transfer from any transferor whatsoever of nuclear weapons
or other nuclear explosive devices or of control over such weapons or
explosive devices directly, or indirectly; not to manufacture or
otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;
and not to seek or receive any assistance in the manufacture of
nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices."
Please note "not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons".
I have made my point about Pakistan being a proliferator.
We're talking about India.
That Pakistan is clearly worse is irrelevant. If it was relevant, just
skip Pakistan and point the finger straight at the US and say "see
what they did, we can all build bombs now".
It's now up to *you* to prove that India was involved in nuclear
Did India create its own nukes, without aid from another country?
Let's assume yes, which I doubt. But anyway. Now let's pretend the
following countries did exactly the same as India;
Albania, Algeria, AmericanSamoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla,
Antarctica, AntiguaandBarbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba,
AscensionIsland, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain,
Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda,
Bhutan, Bolivia, BosniaandHerzegovina, Botswana, BouvetIsland, Brazil,
BritishVirginIslands, BritishIndianOceanTerritory, BruneiDarussalam,
Bulgaria, BurkinaFaso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, CapeVerde,
CaymanIslands, CentralAfricanRepublic, Chad, Chile, ChristmasIsland,
CocosKeeling)Island, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Republicof, Congo,
DemocraticRepublicof, CookIslands, CostaRica, Coted'Ivoire, Croatia,
Cuba, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica,
DominicanRepublic, Ecuador, Egypt, ElSalvador, EquatorialGuinea,
Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, FalklandIslands(Malvinas), FaroeIslands,
Fiji, Finland, FrenchGuiana, FrenchPolynesia,
FrenchSouthernTerritories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana,
Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala,
Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti,
HeardandMcDonaldIslands, Honduras, HongKong, Hungary, Iceland,
Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, IsleofMan, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, North, Korea,
South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia,
Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, MarshallIslands,
Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia,
Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands,
NetherlandsAntilles, NewCaledonia, NewZealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Niger,
Nigeria, NorfolkIsland, NorthernMarianaIslands, Norway, Oman, Palau,
PalestinianTerritory, Occupied, Panama, PapuaNewGuinea, Paraguay,
Peru, Philippines, PitcairnIsland, Poland, Portugal, PuertoRico,
Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, SaintBarthelemy, SaintHelena,
SaintKittsandNevis, SaintLucia, SaintMartin, SaintPierreandMiquelon,
SaintVincentandtheGrenadines, Samoa, SanMarino, SaoTomeandPrincipe,
SaudiaArabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, SierraLeone, Singapore,
Slovakia, Slovenia, SolomonIslands, Somalia, SouthAfrica,
SouthGeorgiaandtheSouthSandwichIslands, Spain, SriLanka, Sudan,
Suriname, SvalbardandJanMayenIslands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo,
Tokelau, Tonga, TrinidadandTobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
TurksandCaicosIslands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UnitedArabEmirates,
UnitedStatesVirginIslands, Uruguay, USMinorOutlyingIslands,
Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, VaticanCityState(HolySee), Venezuela, Vietnam,
WallisandFutunaIslands, WesternSahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia and
Would you consider that the spread of nuclear weapons?