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Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

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    WASHINGTON: Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned on Tuesday.

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu, killing seven people including six soldiers.

    Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

    Pakistan continues to produce nuclear weapons and develop new types of nukes, including short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles, he warned.

    These weapons will introduce new risks for escalation of dynamics and security in the region, Coats said, reflecting on the risks involved in developing such types of nuclear weapons.

    Coats also warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India, thus risking escalation of tension between the two neighbours.

    "Militant groups supported by Islamabad will continue to take advantage of their safe haven in Pakistan to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, including against US interests," Coats said during the hearing on 'Worldwide Threat Assessment' of the US intelligence community.

    Coats said North Korea will be among the most volatile and confrontational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats to the US over the next year.

    North Korea's history of exporting ballistic missile technology to several countries, including Iran and Syria, and its assistance during Syria's construction of a nuclear reactor — destroyed in 2007 — illustrates its willingness to proliferate dangerous technologies.

    In 2017 North Korea, for the second straight year, conducted a large number of ballistic missile tests, including its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests.

    Pyongyang is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States.

    It also conducted its sixth and highest yield nuclear test to date.

    We assess that North Korea has a longstanding Biological Weapons (BW) capability and biotechnology infrastructure that could support a BW programme. We also assess that North Korea has a Chemical Weapons (CW) programme and probably could employ these agents by modifying conventional munitions or with unconventional, targeted methods, he said.

    Coats said state efforts to modernise, develop, or acquire WMD, their delivery systems, or their underlying technologies constitute a major threat to the security of the United States, its deployed troops, and its allies.

    Both state and non-state actors have already demonstrated the use of chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria.


    Biological and chemical materials and technologies — almost always dual-use — move easily in the globalised economy, as do personnel with the scientific expertise to design and use them for legitimate and illegitimate purposes.

    Information about the latest discoveries in the life sciences also diffuses rapidly around the globe, widening the accessibility of knowledge and tools for beneficial purposes and for potentially nefarious applications.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...f-nuclear-weapons-us/articleshow/62906745.cms


    Pakistan Developing New Types of Nuclear Weapons, Warns US Intel Chief

    Washington: Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned on Tuesday.

    “Pakistan continues to produce nuclear weapons and develop new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats.

    “These new types of nuclear weapons will introduce new risks for escalation of dynamics and security in the region,” Coats said, reflecting on the risks involved in developing such types of nuclear weapons.

    He also warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India, thus risking escalation of tension between the two neighbours.

    His remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers.

    Pakistan, in fact, will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counter- terrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China, Coats said in his testimony.

    "Militant groups supported by Islamabad will continue to take advantage of their safe haven in Pakistan to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, including against US interests," he said.

    He said Pakistan’s perception of its eroding position relative to India, reinforced by endemic economic weakness and domestic security issues, almost certainly will exacerbate long-held fears of isolation and drive Islamabad’s pursuit of actions that run counter to US goals for the region.

    Without specifically referring to any terrorist incident by Pakistan-based groups, Coats told the lawmakers that he expects tension between the two Asian neighbours.

    "Relations between India and Pakistan are likely to remain tense, with continued violence on the Line of Control and the risk of escalation if there is another high-profile terrorist attack in India or an uptick in violence on the Line of Control," Coats said.

    http://www.news18.com/news/india/pa...ear-weapons-warns-us-intel-chief-1660067.html
     
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    Off course a indian opening this thread posting news agaisnt Pakistan from times of india what more can we expect simply pathetic get a life man.
     
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    Kudos to Pakistan :pakistan::guns:
     
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    What a genius! Pakistan is not developing but already possess tactical nukes. We ourselves have said this, infact it was the Pakistan ambassador to American who confirmed.

    Funny thing is, Trump administration is also looking to build tactical nukes.

    W@nkers these lot are.
     
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    pakistan is building a weapon that can take the earth out of its orbit. pak is the root of evils. UN must act.:D
     
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    Very much mashallah
     
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    Obama administration tried to entice Pakistan into moving away from low-yield nuclear weapons. Instead U.S. walked away convinced of the effectiveness of Pakistan's new doctrine. Full credit to U.S. for reassessing its position.

    Read: U.S. to develop new, low-yield nuclear bombs
     
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    Has Pak made tactical nukes before the U.S?
     
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    Good work Pakistan
     
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    i am more interested in sea based and air based nukes now . land based we have so much
     
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    Should Pakistan develop old types of nuclear weapons? Would be kind of dumb - right?
     
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    What else do you expect of Pak??? Be like BD?!?!???
     
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    BS Propaganda !!
     
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    I see what you did there
     
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    I think the way forward is to develop smaller nukes in larger numbers. Large warheads mounted on ICBM's can be shot down and in the not so distan future they will get knocked with 99.9% accuracy. However smaller warheads mounted on cruise missiles or even mounted in shells fired by artillery are impossible to stop and even more difficult to trace and knockout.

    Yet one of these would take out a few armoured divisions in a battlefield where the enemy gains the upper hand.
     
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