India build hydrogen bomb top-secret facilities in Karnataka

India build hydrogen bomb top-secret facilities in Karnataka. Started constructing a secret facility enrich uranium in pursuit of its hydrogen bomb.

Built two top-secret facilities in Karnataka to enrich uranium in pursuit of its hydrogen bomb dream.

India build hydrogen bomb top-secret facilities in Karnataka.

India build hydrogen bomb top-secret facilities in Karnataka.

In early 2012, India started constructing a secret facility in rural Karnataka that villagers in the region had no clue about.

Efforts by a local panchayat member,to find out whatbehind the excavation and the construction work that started soon after, met with a stonewall.

That the project driven by the Prime Minister’s Office, no less.

As reported in Foreign Policy magazine, revealed that the project, in Challakere, Karnataka, was to build.

The subcontinent’s largest military-run complex of nuclear centrifuges.

Atomic-research laboratories, and weapons- and aircraft-testing facilities when it’s completed, probably some time in 2017.’

This new facility will give India a nuclear capability.

Ability to make many large-yield nuclear arms — that most experts say it presently lacks.

The project’s stated aims, apparently, are to ‘expand the government’s nuclear research.

To produce fuel for India’s nuclear reactors, and to help power the country’s fleet of new submarines.

Preparation for the enrichment effort at Challakere has been under way for four years.

According to Western analysts condition of anonymity, at the Rare Materials Plant, near Mysore, another top secret site.

India does not disclose information about its stockpile since going nuclear in 1974.

But the independent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that it has between 90 and 110 nuclear weapons.

As against Pakistan’s 120 and China’s 260 warheads.

While China tested a thermonuclear weapon as early as 1967, India did so only in 1998, but its yield questioned by experts.

Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

Which has played a leading role in nuclear weapons design.

Declined to answer any of CPI’s questions, including about the government’s ambitions for the new park.’ As did the ministry of external affairs.

India build hydrogen bomb top-secret facilities in Karnataka.

The secrecy surrounding the project is impenetrable and the villagers of Challakere not the only ones would could not pierce it.

Even members of Parliament could make no progress.

Environment Support Group filed a suit in the Karnataka high court seeking details of pasture land seized by the authority.

It came to light that land leased not just for the enrichment project, but 10,000 acres  given to the army to station 2,500 soldiers.

Another 350 acres given to the state reserve police, and 500 acres set aside for a commando training centre.

A new hydrogen bomb of 100,000 tonnes of TNT yield, requires only between nine and 15 pounds of uranium.

India does not have to report what it does with its indigenous uranium, ‘especially if it is not in the civilian domain,’ quoting Sunil Chirayath.

A research assistant professor at Texas A&M University and an expert on India’s civilian nuclear programme.