POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 02, 2009 AT 21:46 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 03, 2009 14:18 IST

The National Security Adviser's job is such that it involves him being in the news almost on a daily basis.

On the missing Andhra CM's chopper, the NSA today said, "Naxal strike seems extremely improbable. I would almost entirely rule it out. I do not think the Naxalites have the capability to bring down the helicopter".  We have no reason to doubt his information about the capabilities of the Naxalites. However, writing in the New Indian Express, V. Sudarshan quotes sources in the scientific community who were closely involved in the [Pokhran II] test to say that the NSA 

"needs to brush up on what really happened in Pokhran and suggest that he stick to defending words like Balochistan which have appeared mysteriously in the Sharm-el-Sheikh joint statement and which will have an accelerated tendency to appear in future joint statements as well. In an aside they suggest that the NSA remove his foot from his mouth at least when he grants interviews to friendly media. In this interview he claims that nobody has really questioned the “authorised and proven measurements” of the yields done by Anil Kakodkar and S K Sikka, who along with Chidambaram form the government’s core think tank on nuclear matters. The NSA is wrong as usual on this claim too. Chidambaram’s former boss, P K Iyengar has long and consistently questioned the result of the alleged thermonuclear blast at Pokhran. If we have an NSA who didn’t know this much he is an even bigger ignoramus than is feared." 

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Also See: PK Iyengar on Time to Test Again

Post Script: September 3: For a quick recap of the CTBT debate and the controversies regarding Pokhran II, also see: Amitabh Mattoo & Rajive Nayan: The New Fizzle Debate - The nuclear question concerns everybody, not just scientists

POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Sep 02, 2009 AT 21:46 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 03, 2009 14:18 IST
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In the US, NSA means National Security Agency while in India it means National Security Adviser. I find it interesting dichotomy of instituitonal centric versus individual centric. We betray ourselves in the simplest of things.... The owner of this blog should proofread his posts. No such thing as "Advsiser's"
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