I had blogged it for a long time now. The role of Pakistan in providing the Nuclear Technology to North Korea and the quid pro quo of getting missiles in return! (The Missing Question . Inescapable Ditch). For all the questions asked about North Korea’s Nukes, it was fairly obvious on the manner of exchange! What was not clear to some experts was the modus operandi of this exchange!
Now, a friend of Benazir Bhutto – an Indian journalist and a friend of hers – who had promised not to reveal this secret until she was alive, has come out with the exact way it all happened! Benazir Bhutto – personally – delivered the design of Nukes warhead design to North Korea using her overcoat pockets! Shyam Bhatia details it in his article here:
The most extraordinary part of our conversation, which I promised never to reveal in her life time, was Benazir’s role in exporting her country’s nuclear secrets to North Korea. She had participated in the negotiations to give Pakistan’s nuclear bomb details to North Korea in exchange for missile technology from Pyongyang.
The issue, as she explained it, was to somehow convey the relevant nuclear data to North Korea without the Americans finding out. The solution in which she connived was to find an overcoat with the deepest pockets possible in which she could carry warhead designs on a series of CDs during a state visit to Pyongyang. The grateful North Koreans immediately responded by giving Pakistan the missile technology they so urgently needed in return. And nobody guessed. Indeed everyone to this day has wondered how it was possible for the information to be relayed.
During her conversations with her friend, she had revealed a lot to him, including Musharraf’s plans of annexing Srinagar from India:
Over the years her indiscretions included telling me of how General Musharraf had drawn up plans for the conquest of Srinagar.