In a case where inefficient bureaucracy actually may save the day, an unidentified person filed a "Right to Information Act" request for India's nuclear launch codes, the country's deputy secretary at the Prime Minister's Office tweeted on Friday.
According to India's Right to Information Act 2005, the Indian government has to "promote timely and effective dissemination of accurate information" of its activities, which the applicant took advantage of for purposes which may include ploys for global domination.
Saw an RTI request for nuclear missile launch codes today.— Vivek Kumar (@vivx) July 10, 2015
Paying the mandatory 10 Indian rupee (around $0.16) fee may have granted the person access to the country's entire nuclear weapons arsenal. The very lucky man, whose identity India's government promised to keep a secret, may now have as many as 110 nuclear weapons at his disposal.
I will not be revealing the identity of the applicant. It may be misusing someone's name. Also, I am better than that.— Vivek Kumar (@vivx) July 10, 2015
Unfortunately for the applicant, it is possible that the request could be rejected under section 22 of the law, which states that "The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in the Official Secrets Act, 1923." The nuclear launch codes may fall under the provision.