Chennai: Each nation
can accomplish invincible nuclear security individually and
collectively through eternal vigilance, expansion of new energy
technologies, coherence, dynamism, self sufficiency among others,
said former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday.
"Invincible nuclear security can be accomplished by every nation
individually and collectively through eternal vigilance,
continuous expansion of new energy technology options, coherence,
dynamism and strength, freedom, indestructibility and self
sufficiency not only in the immediate term but remain sustainable
in the long term for the survival and growth of the human race on
planet Earth," Kalam said.
He was presenting his concept paper for the Eminent Persons Group
(EPG) chaired by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak for the 2012
Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.
The paper has been uploaded on Kalam's website.
"Political negotiations, conventions, treaties and the use of arms
have not succeeded in creating a long lasting state of world peace
and the problem of nuclear insecurity due to terrorism and
proliferation may rise again and again at weak moments that
humanity invariably passes through, unless all nations achieve
invincible security," he said.
"Time demands that the security of every nation should be
completely independent of anything outside the nation, but every
nation concurrently and generously sharing its special and unique
strengths, skills and resources (its core competencies) with other
nations in a cooperative, fair and equitable manner," Kalam said.
According to the former Indian president and defence scientist,
only such a concept of integrated and balanced independence and
interdependence alone can raise the collective invincibility of
the human specie.
Kalam said invincible nuclear security in the 21st century can be
achieved through sharing of information and intelligence "by real
time environmental and situational awareness systems and
Coherence in formulation and implementation of an international
and national nuclear security vision; freedom of every nation to
develop evolutionary, creative, democratic socio-economic
development process which is not injurious to other nations;
indestructibility of society and its critical institutions through
creativity and self-sustaining growth using perennial, limitless,
sources of clean energy are some of the core principles to be
followed for achieving nuclear invincibility by nations, Kalam
According to him, opting for non-weaponisable thorium route for
power generation and nations becoming responsible for nuclear
safety and security once they become nuclear power are also