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A study by Swedish think tank SIPRI revealed that India has 150 nuclear warheads, while China and Pakistan had 320 and 160 respectively, as of January 2020.

China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said.

It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the US together possess over 90 percent of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons.

China, Pakistan and India had 320, 160 and 150 nuclear warheads respectively as of January last year, the SIPRI’s study said on Monday.

There are nine countries in the world that have nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

“China is in the middle of a significant modernisation and expansion of its nuclear weapon inventory, and India and Pakistan also appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals,” the study said.



It has been more than a year since the military standoff between the armies of India and China erupted in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020, during which there were fatalities on both sides for the first time in 45 years.

India and China have made limited progress in achieving disengagement at the Pangong lake area while negotiations for similar steps at other friction points remained deadlocked.

India and Pakistan had on February 25 this year released a joint statement announcing a ceasefire along the Line of Control, following talks between their Directors General of Military Operations.

The SIPRI’s study also talked about the fissile raw material stocks that the countries have for their nuclear weapons.

“The raw material for nuclear weapons is fissile material, either highly enriched uranium (HEU) or separated plutonium…India and Israel have produced mainly plutonium, and Pakistan has produced mainly HEU but is increasing its ability to produce plutonium,” it said.


China, France, Russia, the UK and the US have produced both HEU and plutonium for use in their nuclear weapons, the study mentioned.

“The governments of India and Pakistan make statements about some of their missile tests but provide no information about the status or size of their (nuclear) arsenals,” it noted.

Approximately 2,000 of the total 13,080 global nuclear warheads in the world are “kept in a state of high operational alert”, said the study mentioned in the SIPRI Yearbook 2021.

It also said Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China were the five largest importers of major arms in the world between 2016 and 2020.

Saudi Arabia had 11 percent share and India 9.5 percent in the global imports of the major arms in this time period, it added.

 

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Perhaps getting other plays to finance aggressively while promising them in return nuclear protection would be a great exchange and a wise shrewd move.. Money is plenty
I would use money on damm space agency rather waste money on some dam silly nukes that will never be used.
 

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I like the concept adopted by some that proliferation of BMD technologies, particularly by belligerent states, ought to be fairly viewed as an offensive and not defensive move. @SQ8

I say make hay while the sun is still shining and reach a comfortable level.
 

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we you donot need nukes again india one is enough for deterrent you need long range missiles to deterr nato so no more games
 

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we you donot need nukes again india one is enough for deterrent you need long range missiles to deterr nato so no more games

ah yes, Pakistan, with its 9bn usd defence budget, 250bn usd economy is going to deter nato.
 

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A study by Swedish think tank SIPRI revealed that India has 150 nuclear warheads, while China and Pakistan had 320 and 160 respectively, as of January 2020.

China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said.

It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the US together possess over 90 percent of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons.

China, Pakistan and India had 320, 160 and 150 nuclear warheads respectively as of January last year, the SIPRI’s study said on Monday.

There are nine countries in the world that have nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

“China is in the middle of a significant modernisation and expansion of its nuclear weapon inventory, and India and Pakistan also appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals,” the study said.



It has been more than a year since the military standoff between the armies of India and China erupted in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020, during which there were fatalities on both sides for the first time in 45 years.

India and China have made limited progress in achieving disengagement at the Pangong lake area while negotiations for similar steps at other friction points remained deadlocked.

India and Pakistan had on February 25 this year released a joint statement announcing a ceasefire along the Line of Control, following talks between their Directors General of Military Operations.

The SIPRI’s study also talked about the fissile raw material stocks that the countries have for their nuclear weapons.

“The raw material for nuclear weapons is fissile material, either highly enriched uranium (HEU) or separated plutonium…India and Israel have produced mainly plutonium, and Pakistan has produced mainly HEU but is increasing its ability to produce plutonium,” it said.


China, France, Russia, the UK and the US have produced both HEU and plutonium for use in their nuclear weapons, the study mentioned.

“The governments of India and Pakistan make statements about some of their missile tests but provide no information about the status or size of their (nuclear) arsenals,” it noted.

Approximately 2,000 of the total 13,080 global nuclear warheads in the world are “kept in a state of high operational alert”, said the study mentioned in the SIPRI Yearbook 2021.

It also said Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China were the five largest importers of major arms in the world between 2016 and 2020.

Saudi Arabia had 11 percent share and India 9.5 percent in the global imports of the major arms in this time period, it added.

Number of nukes is not the same of number of missiles with nukes.

Without good delivery means, a nuke is just a very powerful gravity bomb.
 

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I like the concept adopted by some that proliferation of BMD technologies, particularly by belligerent states, ought to be fairly viewed as an offensive and not defensive move. @SQ8

I say make hay while the sun is still shining and reach a comfortable level.
It is theorized that the actual warhead vs active warheads(capable of being mated within a short span to delivery systems is different). So if the delivery systems outnumber(which they do) the publicly known number of warheads - it isn’t a poor bet to think that the actual number of warheads is probably higher than 165.

If Pakistan maintains a 24/7 365 ability to undertake a massive decapitating strike against India as has been acknowledged publicly and through verified sources - then it likely has targets selected that include both military and civilian targets to essentially end the Indian state and nation in its present and possibly future form; then the number of warheads is either enough to cover it keeping a BMD in mind or more which are not known.
 

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