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    Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

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    S. M. HALI
    It is a pity that India, which has played a major role in defaming Dr Abdul Qadeer and Pakistan for alleged nuclear proliferation and spares no occasion for defaming both, is itself guilty of proliferation activities.

    The spine-tingling expose of two Indian Nuclear Scientists, Dr Y S R Prasad and Dr Surendar Chaudhary, on whom the international nuclear watchdog IAEA is keeping a close watch, following the imposition of sanctions by the US State department for their nuclear proliferation activities is a clear cut example of Indian irresponsibility in the nuclear arena.


    Highly credible diplomatic sources, close to the UN agency have revealed that the IAEA has been closely studying the reports about the nuclear proliferation activities by Indian nuclear scientists who remained at the helm of affairs in India's state nuclear programme for years.

    Sources indicate that the two Indian nuclear scientists were not only themselves involved in these proliferation activities but were in fact running a worldwide network called Prasad-Chaudhary Proliferation Network.

    It was only after this development that the US State department, on September 29, 2004, exercising Non-proliferation Act 2000, imposed sanctions on Dr Prasad and Dr Chaudhary, through a Public Notice No-4845. On the other side, the US authorities and the IAEA investigators launched separate investigations into their activities. During these probes, it surfaced that Dr Prasad took the initiative for forming a network of nuclear proliferators in early 90s.

    He obtained permission and funds from the Indian government to run a programme for nuclear research assistance in different countries across the world.

    He was initially allocated a grant of $20 million, which was doubled at two occasions later. Under this programme, Dr Prasad engaged the nuclear scientists of USSR who had gone jobless after the dissolution of Soviet Union and were struggling for survival.

    These scientists were placed by Prasad in different countries across the world as his nuclear research assistants. According to some reports, these 'assistants' of Dr Prasad, who with the passage of time became specialists in nuclear proliferation, are still working in at least a dozen countries of Europe, Australia and Africa on different assignments.

    Prasad had to have the services of some businessmen or influential politicians, so he managed to get 'cooperation' of suitable individuals. A British businessman, identified as Paul Griffin was one of the leading players of the Prasad network in this direction. Prasad-Chaudhary Nuclear Proliferation Network also had similar arrangements in Denmark, operating through a Danish entrepreneur Joergen Quist Neilsen. Neilsen, however, is also accused of nuclear smuggling to Libya and some other countries in collaboration with a Russian Big-Whig Alexander Kuzin.
    In Germany, the Indian nuclear proliferators' duo had the services of a German firm Boeshler Edelstahi.

    Boeshler Edelstahi has been quoted by the investigators for provision of tons of maraging steel, an important element for the provision of centrifuges, to Iraq on behalf of Dr Prasad. US Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage and Deputy Secretary, Christina Rocca took up the matter with the Indians at one stage to tighten the administrative control on tangible and intangible pilferage leaks and transfer of nuke hardware and software from the elusive Indian nuclear establishment and also chalk out a new legislative framework to criminalise such activity.

    They advised Indians to keep a strict watch on the proliferation activities of Prasad-Chaudhary and other Indian nuclear scientists. However, as the Indians failed to go by any of the US advises, the US States Department imposed sanctions on Dr Prasad-Chaudhary on 29th September 2004.

    While Prasad continued with his perilous trade, a member of the network, identified as Sita Ram Rai Mahadev was arrested in the US in December 2003 for exporting nuclear components to North Korea, while another member of the network was busted while trying to smuggle Russian missiles into the US via Canada.

    Even back home, Prasad's activities had started raising eyebrows, NPCIL, which Prasad headed, had become a breeding ground for nepotism and sycophancy degenerating to a dangerous cover-up culture. Prasad was the linchpin of an unholy nexus between unscrupulous business establishments, corrupt officials of NPCIL and DAE, India.

    Serious irregularities were discovered by audit in the procurement by NPCIL for Kakrapara Atomic Power Station.

    Fraudulent practices were also reported in procurement for Kaiga I and II Power Stations in Kamatka and RAPP III and IV Power stations at Rawatbhata near Kota, Rajasthan. Prasad meanwhile managed to get an extension in his service through his networking within the Indian nuclear establishment particularly with the blessings of Chairman AEC and Secretary DAE Dr Chidambaram, despite having reached the age of superannuation in 1998.

    Nonetheless, Prasad realised that it would be difficult for him to cling to the Indian nuclear network for long and started looking for other venues. Due to his contacts with Iran in connection with clandestine nuclear cooperation with India, he managed to find a job in Tehran.

    Prasad left NPCIL on 30 April, 2003 but before that, he placed his close confidante Surender Chaudhary in his shoes, a like-minded Indian nuclear scientist, whom he engaged much earlier to complete the formation of Prasad-Chaudhary Nuclear Proliferation Network, so that help and assistance for his network could continue from NPCIL. Iran's nuclear programme received a major boost with joining of Prasad. Owing to his resourceful network within the Indian and Russian nuclear circles, pieces of the nuclear puzzle started to fall in place at an amazing pace. Alarm bells were raised and US put pressure on IAEA to verify certain violations of Treaty obligations by Iran, supplying it some information from its own intelligence, which finally resulted in IAEA inspections in Iran.


    Thus Prasad unwittingly proved to be a precipitating factor in the disclosure of Iran's secret nuclear programme. The IAEA, after receiving a variety of reports from the American experts and investigators in a recent meeting of its Board of Directors decided to focus on Prasad-Chaudhary Network as it has all the reasons to believe that it is the mother of all nuclear proliferation networks and must be checked.

    It is believed that the nuclear watchdog agency, IAEA, is planning to submit formal request to Delhi for quizzing its two leading nuclear scientists i.e. Prasad and Chaudhary, already facing sanctions of US State Department." It remains to be seen whether the 'WMDs and their delivery systems (Prevention of Unlawful Activities) Bill, 2005' will be enforced to bring Dr Prasad and Surender Chaudhary to the book or sweep the gross misdeed under the carpet by continuing to blame Pakistan and Dr Qadeer Khan for nuclear proliferation.
    Last edited by TARIQ786USA; May 25, 2005, 06:22 PM.
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    A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

    #2
    Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

    Tarakki keejiye Hali sahib. Barhay novelist ban saktay hain aap

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      #3
      Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

      Originally posted by Talwar
      Tarakki keejiye Hali sahib. Barhay novelist ban saktay hain aap
      Lets see what other guppies think,...
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      A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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        #4
        Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

        Originally posted by Talwar
        Tarakki keejiye Hali sahib. Barhay novelist ban saktay hain aap
        http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041002/main5.htm


        Lift sanctions against 2 scientists, India tells USA
        Rajeev Sharma
        Tribune News Service


        New Delhi, October 1
        India today conveyed to the United States that its blacklisting of two Indian scientists on charges of assisting in the Iranian nuclear programme was a clear case of error and demanded reversal of the decision, diplomatic sources told The Tribune.

        The Government of Indias stand was conveyed to the Americans through the diplomatic channels. The Ministry of External Affairs asked Washington to withdraw the sanctions imposed on the two Indian scientists C. Surendar and Dr Y.S.R. Prasad but there was no assurance from the American officials here that this would be done, sources said.

        The Indian scientists have been blacklisted by Washington under the Iran Non-Proliferation Act of the year 2000 which legislates that anybody found helping Iranians nuclear capability will be penalised. Under this UN dispensation, the blacklisted individuals would be denied US contracts and would not be allowed to work for any US entity.

        However, the sources described the US sanctions as meaningless and merely symbolic because the two scientists in question are neither a company nor engaged in any private business.

        MEA spokesman Navtej Sarna said: Indeed, one of the individuals named C. Surendar has never visited Iran while in service or post retirement. Dr Y.S.R. Prasad initially visited Iran under the aegis of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme. Thereafter, he provided consultancy on safety related aspects connected with (Irans) Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant which is under IAEA safeguards. He has not visited Iran since mid-2003. The spokesman flatly rejected all charges of misconduct on the part of the two Indian scientists. No sale of materials, equipment and technologies was involved. No transfer of sensitive technology has taken place. Government of Indias commitment to prevent onward proliferation is second to none and our track record in this regard is well-known.



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        2 Indians in list of US sanctions

        Washington, Sept. 30: Two Andhra Pradesh men are among 14 foreign firms and individuals that the United States has slapped sanctions against for selling missiles or weapons of mass destruction technology and equipment to Iran.

        The two, Dr C Surendar and Dr Y S R Prasad, would, along with the others mentioned in the list, be barred from doing business with the US government or buying US high-tech equipment for two years. The sanctions were announced by State Depart-ment spokesman Richard Boucher on Wednesday.

        Former chairman and managing director of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Prasad is believed to have helped Iran build its nuclear plant. Prasad from Repalle, Guntur took over as MD of NPCIL in 1995 and was appointed Chairman in 1997. He took up the Russian nuclear power project in Iran after he retired in July 2000.

        A classified government document stated that Prasad did not seek government permission to go to Iran. Surendar, who is a BE electrical engineer and a gold medallist from Osmania University, took over the charge of NPCIL from Prasad. Surendar joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1960 after a stint at the Baba Atomic Research Centre.

        Reacting to the report, Prasad said, I do not know about the sanction which was imposed by the US State Department. There is a mistake total mistake. There is no reason for imposing any sanction. Currently, Prasad is settled in Navi Mumbai and provides consultancy to government-related projects.


        http://www.despardes.com/Diaspora/newsbriefs/093004.htm
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        A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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          Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

          just to point, Hali saab is the famous Gp Capt Retd S. M. Hali, former director of PAF public relations directorate. if he's anywhere near being a novelist, he sure must be a nonfiction epic novel writer Talwar.

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            Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

            For a moment, just assume that this is true. This would only indicate that the scientists helped Iran; not India as a country or government.

            And what role did India play in defaming Dr. Qadeer? Had the news about his 'confession' published in newspapers?

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              Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

              Originally posted by Haris Zuberi
              just to point, Hali saab is the famous Gp Capt Retd S. M. Hali, former director of PAF public relations directorate. if he's anywhere near being a novelist, he sure must be a nonfiction epic novel writer Talwar.
              This guy Hali is a joker and a plagiarizer. He wrote many "analysis" of Indian armed forces with pages and pages copied from Indian books and sites without credit.

              A 3rd rate person.

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                #8
                Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

                Originally posted by Talwar
                This guy Hali is a joker and a plagiarizer. He wrote many "analysis" of Indian armed forces with pages and pages copied from Indian books and sites without credit.

                A 3rd rate person.
                Talwar,

                Which analysis he wrote about Indian Armed forces,.which you think are wrong,... Can you post one here to find out whether that was true or false,...?
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                A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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                  #9
                  Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

                  Read this to get a better perspective.
                  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english...ent_384761.htm

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                    #10
                    Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

                    Gp Capt (R) Hali may have plagiarized a bit for this article too from some credible Indian publications then...?

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                      #11
                      Re: Indian Nuclear Proliferation, S. M. HALI

                      Originally posted by Haris Zuberi
                      Gp Capt (R) Hali may have plagiarized a bit for this article too from some credible Indian publications then...?
                      Or might have confused novels for news reports...

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