A few days after the Pakistani tests a government minister explained one of the reasons that decision was taken.
"We are a now nuclear state," he said. "So no-one can let us go bust. We may have turned down billions of dollars. But many more billions will follow."
How right he was.
Our irredentist Pakistani former masters show that they really know how to wield power, and understand what raw power is all about. Only those with a true Conquistador past like theirs can have that mentality.