In rare and unprecedented move, Indian officials in the Indian controlled Kashmir have warned the Kashmiris to build bomb-proof basements, collect two weeks’ worth of food and water and be prepared for a possible nuclear war.
The shelters should be stocked with candles, battery-operated lights and radios and nonperishable food and water that is regularly replaced to ensure it is fresh, it said.
Local officials did not answer calls asking why they were suddenly concerned about a nuclear attack in the region, repeatedly fought over by nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. However, a series of deadly skirmishes along the cease-fire line in recent weeks has heightened tensions between the two countries.
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