India’s Nuclear Riddle – People & Power
Deep in the rural plains of southern India, a mysterious government construction project is under way. Some allege the site will be a top secret “nuclear city”, designed to produce highly enriched uranium and allow the country to develop thermonuclear weapons – devices more than 1,000 times more powerful than those detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki towards the end of World War II.
In response, India’s neighbour and decades-old foe Pakistan has vowed to keep pace and build its own equivalent programme, sparking fears that a new arms race is under way on the sub-continent – a race which could bring the region to the brink of thermonuclear war and threaten the lives and livelihoods of half of the world’s population.
To find out what is really going on behind the walls of this secret site, People and Power sent Indian journalist Mandakini Gahlot to investigate.
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