INDIA/PAKISTAN NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION
“To compile a preliminary study of the effects of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, focusing on the immediate and long-term consequences to civilian populations.”
The Center will rely in large part on nuclear experts, policy makers and statisticians to bring approximate values of lives lost in various nuclear catastrophe scenarios. The report will also draw parallels between the effects of a current nuclear exchange and those estimated during the cold war. Center staff will compile expert articles and analyses, charts, edit, publish and promote the preliminary findings.
– Immediate casualties (limited, partial and total deployment)
– Fallout casualties
Accidental toll (three scenarios)
– the environment, more specifically food supplies and water contamination
– emergency services disrupted resulting in additional deaths
communications cut preventing the arrival of external aid
– Clarity and the avoidance of misunderstanding
– Assessing the presence of appropriate safety and security measures
Mutual knowledge of the criteria and circumstances under which the use of nuclear weapons by both
military and political spheres would be employed.