Study Material | Test Series
Drishti IAS
call1800-121-6260 / 011-47532596
Drishti The Vision Foundation
(A unit of VDK Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.)
India, Pakistan Upgrading Nuclear Arsenals
Jun 21, 2014

India and Pakistan are upgrading their nuclear arsenals with both countries increasing their nuclear weapons from 60-80 and 70-90 warheads in 2010, to 110-120 and 90-110 respectively.

According to the data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows both Pakistan and India have not only been developing new systems capable of delivering nuclear weapons but also expanding their capacities to produce fissile material for military purposes.

The data further revealed that the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea together possessed approximately 16,300 nuclear warheads, while the number of active/deployed nuclear weapons was around 4000.

SIPRI report also said that this year again the nuclear weapon-possessing states took little action to indicate a genuine willingness to work toward complete dismantlement of their nuclear arsenals. The long-term modernisation programmes under way in these states suggest their views that nuclear weapons will remain deeply embedded elements of their strategic calculus.

The report further said that there is an emerging consensus in the expert community that North Korea has produced a small number of nuclear weapons, as distinct from rudimentary nuclear explosive devices.


Helpline Number : 87501 87501
To Subscribe Newsletter and Get Updates.