Nu­clear Am­bi­tions

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

has the world’s fastest grow­ing nu­clear pro­gram, ca­pa­ble of weaponiz­ing up to 200 nu­clear de­vices by the year 2020, the U.S.based think tank Coun­cil on For­eign Re­la­tions said in a re­port. Pak­istan is be­lieved to have enough fis­sile ma­te­rial to pro­duce be­tween 110 and 120 nu­clear war­heads and the coun­try


could have a fis­sile ma­te­rial stock­pile suf­fi­cient to pro­duce more than 200 nu­clear weapons by 2020, the re­port said.

Pak­istan’s buildup of its nu­clear ca­pa­bil­ity is per­ceived to be a re­ac­tion to In­dia’s mil­i­tary buildup as it also ex­pands its fis­sile ma­te­rial pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity. In­dia is es­ti­mated to pos­sess

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