Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Indira Gandhi considered attacking Pakistan Nuclear Facilities

A CIA document has revealed that in early 1980s the then Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi considered and even planned to attack Pakistan's nuclear facilities.

An American  CIA document titled "India's Reaction to Nuclear Developments in Pakistan" was declassified in June this year. The paper highlighted that Gandhi was unhappy over US move to arm Pakistan with F-16 fighter jets.

The document said India had considered an extreme option to start military conflict with Pakistan an aim to destroy its nuclear installations.

Photo: Reginald Davis/REX (Wikipedia creative commons)


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