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Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Manmohan Yadav, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons program in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.

    “Though many states are downsizing their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing nuclear program in the world. By 2020, it could have a stockpile of fissile material that, if weaponized, could produce as many as 200 nuclear devices,” council on foreign relations has said.

    The report ‘Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age‘, authored by George Mason University’s Gregory Koblentz, has identified South Asia as the region “most at risk of a breakdown in strategic stability due to an explosive mixture of unresolved territorial disputes, crossborder terrorism, and growing nuclear arsenals.”

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    Pakistan, the report said, has deployed or is developing 11 delivery systems for its nuclear warheads, including aircraft, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

    “Pakistan has not formally declared the conditions under which it would use nuclear weapons but has indicated that it seeks primarily to deter India from threatening its territorial integrity or the ability of its military to defend its territory,” the report said.

    CFR said while Pakistan is focused predominantly on the threat posed by India, it is reportedly also concerned by the potential for the US to launch a military operation to seize or disarm Pakistani nuclear weapons.

    “This concern is based in part on reported contingency planning by the US military to prevent Pakistani nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists,” CFR said.

    CFR said India is estimated to possess enough fissile material for between 90 and 110 nuclear weapons and is expanding its fissile material production capacity.

    China, it said, is estimated to have 250 nuclear weapons for delivery by a mix of medium, intermediate, and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and bombers.

    “Though nuclear arsenals are shrinking in the rest of the world, Asia is witnessing a nuclear buildup. Unlike the remaining P5 countries, China is increasing and diversifying its nuclear arsenal,” the report said.
     
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    Tailchopper Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    BS sensationalism.
     
  3. tusharm

    tusharm Captain FULL MEMBER

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    The pic look like scud launcher !!!!!

    Didn't know Pak has scuds , is M11 based on scud Missiles ???

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    What about safe drinking water, electricity and medicines for it's citizens?
     
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    varchasva 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    It is a land of pure. They don't need anything else.
     
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    May be Allah will be providing them after they are dead.
     
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    Your comments are appalling!! If you think someone has trolled you,you need to report it.
     
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    Tailchopper Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Thank you, the OP should have avoided bringing religion into this thread. If mods can't deal with them then its their fault.
     
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    To add - Does this region really need a stockpile of nuclear warheads exceeding to such levels??? I am sure,at the most.....15-20 nuclear missiles with each country,be it Pakistan,China or India is more than enough to destroy a particular nation completely and send this region to the gallows.

    Never understood this ever growing fixation!!
    The rate at which Pakistan is adding missiles,one would feel that they wanna decimate the entire world and not just India. :D
     
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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Just Report about Troll and avoid commenting on it , IF commented then don't blame @mod after that for further action.....

    Boy's don't derail the thread , :2GUNS:shoot your point about topic ..... Leave some ammo for later ...



     
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