Pakistan was reported to have more nuclear warheads than its neighbor, India, according to a report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in June this year. Pakistan currently possesses 140-150 nukes as compared to India’s 130-140, and this number is going to increase significantly in the next seven years according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
By 2025, Pakistan could have nuclear warheads in the range of 220-250 based on the recent trends, making Pakistan the 5th largest state in terms of the nuclear weapons arsenal.
A team from Federation of American Scientists authored the 12-page report mentioned the fact that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear assets, working on its uranium enrichment and plutonium production facilities. The country is also working on expanding and improving its delivery systems.
The report predicted that if the current trends are followed, Pakistan will end up as the country with 5th biggest nuclear stockpile 7 years from now.
Pakistan continues to expand its nuclear arsenal with more warheads, more delivery systems, and a growing fissile materials production industry.
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