With the recent military situation lingering between the nations, the India-Pakistan war might become a devastating nuclear war.
A nuclear attack on India by Pakistan had been considered. The latter was aware that their army lacked strength compared to the former; however, Pakistan’s nuclear weaponry is more improved than India’s.
It was reported that in 1996, India and Pakistan never signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, while other nations including the United States did sign it.
“And the last example I’ll cite is Pakistan, where nuclear weapons are entangled in a history of tension, and while they’re not a threat to the United States directly, we work with Pakistan to ensure stability,” Ashton Carter, U.S. Defense Secretary, said in a speech.
However, while there are chances of the India-Pakistan war turning into a nuclear cesspool, other superpowers are trying to avoid that for a long time.
According to India Today, people asking for a nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan have zero idea of what a nuclear war means. Apparently, they have no idea of the cataclysmic and irrevocable devastation a nuclear showdown could cause.
To understand such an aftermath, the publication said that one can simply look for images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings on the internet.
When the United States bombed Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, respectively, in 1945, World War II ended. But as a result of the bombings, several generations of Japanese families in the two cities suffered the most significant horror due to the after-effects of the nuclear fallout.
Geo TV reported that the casualties of a nuclear India-Pakistan war would be millions. According to a research report, the immediate number of casualties due to the use of tactical weapons would go up to 12 million.
On the other hand, the aftermath of using such weapons would result in a casualty of around 2 to 7 million.
The report excluded the deaths that might take place from the burning of buildings and other properties due to nuclear radiation. It also did not take into account the number of people who would suffer from burns then die afterwards.
It was reported by officials at the Pentagon that even if a nuclear war takes place on a small and confined scale, it would create calamitous results. Officials also said that Asia would go through its effects, chiefly radioactive.
Intelligence agencies reported that more than 100 terrorists are ready in more launchpads across the LoC. They have been planning to infiltrate India to carry out attacks, according to the Times of India.