Pakistan’s Nuclear Stockpile is Now Larger than India’s

Pakistan has surpassed India when it comes to the list of countries with the most nuclear weapons. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its report that lists the number of warheads owned by nuclear-armed nations across the world.

According to figures compiled by SIPRI, just nine countries owned a total of 14,465 nuclear warheads in 2018. About 3,750 of the nuclear warheads in this list are already deployed. These nine countries include:

  • United States of America,
  • Russia,
  • Britain,
  • France,
  • China,
  • Pakistan,
  • India,
  • Israel,
  • North Korea.

The total number of warheads registered a decline when compared to last year. This is mainly due to the START arms control treaty signed between the US and Russia in 2010 that calls on both countries to reduce their nuclear stockpiles. Out of the total nuclear weapons known to the world, these two superpowers hold 92% of them!


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SIPRI’s Report

SIPRI indicates that the vision of a world without nuclear weapons is dead. The report adds that North Korea and Russia are among the countries that are most to use their nuclear arsenal in a time of crisis. The report further mentions:

North Korea also demonstrated unexpected rapid progress in the testing of two new types of long-range ballistic missile delivery systems.

Furthermore, more countries are investing to modernize their warheads which is “worrying”.

The report adds:

The renewed focus on the strategic importance of nuclear deterrence and capacity is a very worrying trend.

Jan Eliasson, SIPRI’s head, says:

The world needs a clear commitment from the nuclear weapon states to an effective, legally binding process towards nuclear disarmament.

The report shows the number of nuclear warheads owned by the following countries:

  • Russia  – 6,850
  • USA – 6,450
  • France – 300,
  • China – 280,
  • Pakistan – 140-150,
  • Britain – 215,
  • India – 130-140,
  • Israel – 80,
  • North Korea – 10-20.

The report indicates that the US is planning to spend around $400 billion on modernization of its nuclear weapons by 2026. Countries like India and Pakistan have also made nuclear weapons a part of their national defense strategies in the strategic arms race.

Via The News


  • Welovelmc Page

    people have no water, education and health services but we are proud to have war toys .

    • Ahtysham Afzal

      Actually if we don’t have these Weapons, you might not have anything. Pakistan could have become Iran, Syria or Palestine. We may not have water, education and heath but we have hopes and insha’Allah Pakistan will rise again.

      • Pakistani MAN

        Well i don’t completely agree with your statement. Japan is not on the list having China as neighbor. China and Japan are not comfortable neighbors (like we have India). Weapons are needed for defence. But increasing nuclear stock pile isn’t the answer. The one thing that bothers the most is the rampant corruption in South Asia. Imagine nuclear arsenal falling into the wrong hands, say nut jobs, (particularly in South Asia, both sides of the border included). What would the future hold for next gen?

        • Saqi

          Completely agreed with ahtysham. Japan had disputes with china in the past but their borders are completely neutral now. What happened to iraq after scrapped its Nuclear weapons.? What happens to Libya when Qazafi dismantles its nuclear program? Lol.

          • Adeel

            چھوڑ نیوکلیئر اور بنا ایک جام ساقی
            کہ مدت سے میرے لبوں نے جام چھوا نہیں ہے

            • Kashif Nawaz

              لو جی ایٹمی ہتھیاروں میں شرابی آگئے۔😂😂

              • Adeel

                😉

              • Adeel

                شراب ساقی اور جنگ
                بہت پرانا رشتہ ہے ان میں میرے دوست

                • Saqi

                  اس بار میری جنگ ہے خود اپنی ذات سے۔۔۔
                  اس بار ہار جانے کا امکان ہے بہت ۔۔۔۔

            • Saqi

              شراب پلا کر مجھے بے دین نہ کر ساقی۔۔۔۔
              مدہوش ہی کرنا ہے تو محفل مین زکر یار کر دے۔۔۔۔۔

    • hahah

      Remember what bhutto said we will beg starve we will steal but we will make nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are necessary but must be in right hands and india and Pakistan run by wrong hands can ruin the whole world both of countries are dangerous

  • Naru-hudo

    Can we sell these warheads to the country with no warheads FOR LODS OF MONEY???

    • Nadeem Shahzad Chaudhry

      Why do you think we never developed good relations with the US. It’s because we have been wholesaling them since forever.

  • Assad

    Of what use when you are suffering with decline in almost every sector. You are under debts, you have to accept whatever IMF slams upon you, when you have to face hovering dangers of water and energy crisis with very little GDP.. any many many more… I don’t know what should I point out and what not..

  • Junaid

    I think there should be a strategic number limit on the total warheads required. Rest of the funds should be used in keeping them up to date, secure and maturing the delivery platforms.

  • Ashar

    Pakistan has more nukes than India from the start. Word NOW in the headline is kinda misleading

  • Jamil Foreign

    Nuclear weapons are prepared by Uranium. Uranium-235 is fissile isotope and widely used in nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons. There tiny amounts of 235 uranium are found in nature so it needs to undergo enrichment so that enough uranium-235 may be present. There is also expiry period of every chemical in world. Then after making war-head every country are happy upon huge quantity of War-Head but may be its uranium have gone expired due to long time storage. Due to Nuclear-ism in country the armed forces loose their fighting power, courage, strength and enthusiasm of country defence. These are open example in Pakistan, more than 600,000 personnels of army (eating, sleeping, exercising and enjoying) waiting for fight but in waiting loose all things. Nearly 50 most profitable commercial institutions, Pakistan army have been operating in Pakistan with no audit, all over the country costly lands they are by force capturing and after making ban-glows, apartment, villas selling in more than million rupees, there is no audit from government of Pakistan to them. They have hijacked whole Pakistan on the name of defence and doing all black & white with no check & balance. Nuclear war head is important for psychological war to enemies but there will be no result. Then to be happy upon quantity of Nuclear War head is the most foolish thoughts. Why Pakistan is still breathing into ICU to IMF, World Bank, China because Defence are drinking more than 80% tax of the country on the name of defence. In the presence of 140-150 Nuclear war head Government of Pakistan must cut the number of armed forces half than half and save public money for the prosperity of the country.

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    • Exact way

      i never hear any thing positive from you. Did u think all engineers and authorities are fool , they dont know about expiry date.. Wow….tm ne kon kon sy jhandy gaary hain zara wo he bata do.

  • Ahsan Shah

    yess but please login to propakistani and see my comment in 2025 when you have more nukes than the drops of drinking water. And are Starved due to famine. Priorities.