'Army should be fully confident of N-arsenal'

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Army should be fully confident of N-arsenal: Kakodkar
New Delhi, Dec 13: Former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said that Army should be fully confident as there is no doubt about the nuclear arsenal at their command.

Speaking to a private news channel, Kakodkar said, "I think that is guaranteed. Army should be fully confident. There is no doubt about the arsenal at their command."

Kakodkar was responding to a question when was asked about former Army chief V P Malik's remarks that nuclear scientists should assure the armed forces about the efficacy of the thermonuclear device.

He ruled out the need for further thermonuclear tests and said the country has several hydrogen bombs with a yield "much more" than 45 kilo tons.

Asked whether the hydrogen bomb has a yield of 45 kilo tons, Kakodkar said, "Much more than that. I said from up to low kilotons to 200 kilotons."

Kakodkar rubbished former DRDO scientist K Santhanam's claims over the success of the 1998 thermonuclear tests saying it would not be correct to assume that he (the defence scientist) knew everything.

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