The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), in partnership with NTI, has created two new educational videos of enrichment sites in South Asia: India’s Rattehalli Materials Plant and Pakistan’s Khan Research Laboratory.
These videos come at a time when the threat of nuclear conflict in the region is elevated. India’s No First Use policy made headlines last week, and both India and Pakistan have recently expanded sites related to uranium enrichment and continue to develop and test their ballistic missiles. In January, Pakistan successfully tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile from a submarine for the first time, the Babur-3, along with a new Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM), the Ababeel. In March, India successfully tested its new supersonic cruise missile, the BrahMos, a joint Indian-Russian development project, after successfully testing its Agni-V ICBM in December 2016.
These educational videos are released simultaneously with B-roll footage of both facilities, along with B-roll footage of Pakistan’s missile fleet for use on broadcast media:
- India’s Rattehalli Materials Plant B-roll footage
- Khan Research Laboratory B-roll footage
- Pakistan's missile fleet B-roll footage
The footage is free to use with the following attribution: “Created by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for the Nuclear Threat Initiative.”
Satellite imagery has revealed that a major addition is being added to the Rattehalli Materials Plant in Mysore, India. Analysts believe this addition to be a new enrichment hall, which will significantly increase the site’s enrichment capability.
For a low-resolution version of the B-roll for this video, click here
Heavy construction activity has been
spotted at the Khan Research Laboratory (KRL) in Kahuta, Pakistan. Founded in
1976, KRL is Pakistan’s primary enriched uranium production facility. New construction activity might indicate the
addition of a new uranium enrichment complex.
For a low-resolution version
of the B-Roll for this video, click here.
Pakistan's missile program is rapidly evolving, achieving greater accuracy, payload capacity, and range. This progress can be seen in this year’s test of a submarine-launched cruise missile and the addition of a new MRBM with a greater payload capacity.
For a low-resolution
version of the B-Roll for this video, click here.