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India: Nuclear Testing

One of the most common questions round northern Rajasthan is, of course, 'What do you think of the nuclear tests?' Regardless of my personal feelings on matters nuclear – which amount to an idealistic disgust at nuclear weapons, an intellectual fascination with sub-atomic physics, and a powerful appreciation of the shocking beauty of the mushroom cloud – I always answer in the positive, saying that I think it's fair enough that India has done its tests and that Pakistan has reacted with their own.