The Soviet Union-Ukraines April 26, 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was the worst ever 300-400 times more powerful than that of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US which resulted in a severe release of radioactivity following a massive power explosion that destroyed the reactor. Most deaths from the accident 56 direct deaths and 800,000 from the radiation exposure were caused by cancer and radiation poisoning. The radioactivity released at Chernobyl tended to be more long lived than that released by a bomb detonation. So even without using atomic bomb this technology can eliminate thousands of people through radiation exposure. A critical observation of the history of nuclear accidents indicates that US, Russia, India, France, and some other European countries do not possess a good track record. Rather the United States and Russia top the list in countries where nuclear accidents had occurred. Americas biased attitude towards Pakistan can also be proved by scanning through the Indian record of nuclear accidents, including the theft of fissile material. This must also be seen in the context of US-India civil nuclear deal. India has reported at least 25 cases of missing radioactive materials. Nearly 20,000 radioactive sources are used throughout India of which about 900 are particularly worrisome. These missed or stolen radioactive materials can be used by terrorists for making Radiological Dispersion Devices, which can create havoc such as Chernobyl. On 26 January 2003 CNN reported that Indian company, NEC Engineers Private Ltd. shipped 10 consignments to Iraq, containing highly sensitive equipment entailing titanium vessels and centrifugal pumps. The Indian investigators acknowledged that the company falsified customs documents to get its shipments out of India. In February 2004 Indias ambassador to Libya Dinkar Srivastava revealed that New Delhi was investigating that retired Indian scientists could possibly be engaged in high technology programs for financial gains during employment in the Libyan government. In 2005, Indian scientists, Dr.Surendar and Y S R Prasad had been blacklisted by Washington due to their involvement in nuclear theft. World cannot forget the Dec 3, 1984 Bhopal nuclear disaster in which toxic gas, methyl isocyanate, seeped from Union Carbide insecticide plant, killing more than 2,000 and injuring about 150,000. The world that leaves no stone unturned in raising hue and cry over Pakistans nuclear and missile programs, about the security of nuclear assets and the possibility of going into the hands of terrorists must realize that not even a single such incident has ever been reported because of the highly professional work carried out by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority. Shumaila Raja, Rawalpindi, March 8.