Pakistan’s nuclear warheads aimed at deterring India: Report

"Pakistan's nuclear arsenal probably consists of approximately 110-130 nuclear warheads, although it could have more," the report said

By: PTI | Washington | Published:January 21, 2016 11:33 am
pakistan, pakistan nuclear weapons, pakistani border, pak india war, indo pak war, nawaz sharif, US, Russia, pakistan latest news Pakistan’s nuclear warheads which are estimated to be between 110-130 are aimed at deterring India, a US report says

Pakistan’s nuclear warheads which are estimated to be between 110-130 are aimed at deterring India from taking military action against it, a latest Congressional report has said.

The report also expressed concern that Islamabad’s “full spectrum deterrence” doctrine has increased risk of nuclear conflict between the two South Asian neighbours.

“Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal probably consists of approximately 110-130 nuclear warheads, although it could have more. Islamabad is producing fissile material, adding to related production facilities, deploying additional nuclear weapons, and new types of delivery vehicles,” Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in its latest report.

In its 28-page report, the CRS noted that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is widely regarded as designed to dissuade India from taking military action against it, but Islamabad’s expansion of its nuclear arsenal, development of new types of nuclear weapons and adoption of a doctrine called “full spectrum deterrence” have led some observers to express concern about an increased risk of nuclear conflict between Pakistan and India, which also continues to expand its nuclear arsenal.

CRS is the independent research wing of the US Congress, which prepares periodic reports by eminent experts on a wide range of issues so as to help lawmakers take informed decisions.

Reports of CRS are not considered as an official view of the US Congress.

“Pakistan has in recent years taken a number of steps to increase international confidence in the security of its nuclear arsenal,” said the CRS report authored by Paul K Kerr and Mary Beth Nikitin.

Moreover, Pakistani and US officials argue that, since the 2004 revelations about a procurement network run by former Pakistani nuclear official A Q Khan, Islamabad has taken a number of steps to improve its nuclear security and to prevent further proliferation of nuclear-related technologies and materials, it said.

A number of important initiatives, such as strengthened export control laws, improved personnel security, and international nuclear security cooperation programmes, have improved Pakistan’s nuclear security, the CRS said.

“However, instability in Pakistan has called the extent and durability of these reforms into question. Some observers fear radical takeover of the Pakistani government or diversion of material or technology by personnel within Pakistan’s nuclear complex,” the CRS said.

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    Harry Achari
    Jan 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    stan is doing proxi war against us undermining peaceful life. It wants jk while azad Kashmir wants to join India. Sindh wants free and so does Baluch. If we coin the same way what stan does, there will be more independent nation will born inside stan and they will fight Punjab with our weapons. stan think it can keep terrorise us with it nuclear umbrella. Big illusion!!! 130 plus warheads will not save stan. If it start nuclear war their is no doubt how stan will look like in a few days. Ofcourse we will suffer a lot and stan will disappear from the map into a big ghost land without life. stan is not not such stupid. It knows the devastation result. I think we both are not going to play such dangerous weapons. Nuclear war is suicidal. If our stan and Indian brothers and sisters survive such war then it is the question how long. Will there enough cancer treating hospital and medicines? I am afraid ' not' . Unless it stop proxy war we will destroy training camps in its territory and that doesn't mean against stan brothers but it's Satan terrorist which makes it a killing field.
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      Harry Achari
      Jan 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm
      stan is doing proxi war against us undermining peaceful life. It wants jk while azad Kashmir wants to join India. Sindh wants free and so does Baluch. If we coin the same way what stan does, there will be more independent nation will born inside stan and they will fight Punjab with our weapons. stan think it can keep terrorise us with it nuclear umbrella. Big illusion!!! 130 plus warheads will save stan. If it start nuclear war their is no doubt how stan will look like in a few days. Ofcourse we will suffer a lot and stan will disappear from the map into a big ghost land without life. stan is not not such stupid. It knows the devastation result. I think we both are not going to play such dangerous weapons. Nuclear war is suicidal. If our stan and Indian brothers and sisters survive such war then it is the question how long. Will there enough cancer treating hospital and medicines? I am afraid ' not' . Unless it stop proxy war we will destroy training camps in its territory and that doesn't mean against stan brothers but it's Satan terrorist which makes it a killing field.
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        MapilGarma
        Jan 21, 2016 at 7:05 am
        A Q Khan, Hafeez, Azar, Dawood, Main mushraf, lakhvi all the threat to peace and should be arreseted and tried
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          Anil
          Jan 21, 2016 at 7:02 am
          They are afraid of Modiji. This is the reason behind this sudden launching.My advise to stan is don't mess with our Modiji .
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            S.Gonesh
            Jan 21, 2016 at 9:32 am
            This problem is the result of the stupidity of the victorian-looters, who were hungry of world dominence. They came to India, created a mess and left. They have forgotten, it was India who had saved these criminals in the first and second Christian World Wars. Before them the Islam killers and looters came to Bharat. They did the same. If Hindustan could have support the Europeans to get their freedom back, why is India not able to unite its own country? Nuclear deterrent or not, India has the duty to unite its own territory. The homeland of the Hindus. Without delay Bharat must declare the Law of the Natives and the Law of Victory upon the w Nation.
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              dv1936
              Jan 21, 2016 at 7:12 am
              stan is for Islamaization of the world. Their bombs are for all non Muslim states.
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                kamath Ramesh
                Jan 21, 2016 at 10:03 am
                There is no need Pak to show its missile strength to ward off India. India is anyway a peace loving country and not going to attack on flimsy ground. Further India also has nuclear weapons. It is high time Pak realize that war would be a costliest affair which India can cope up but not Pak
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                  Mihir
                  Jan 21, 2016 at 7:05 am
                  india must go for a nuclear war with stan. if we die we should kill them we cannot let the enjoy the party of killing us we should not leave them alive for enjoying the party . Krishna isn geeta said to arjun before the war "Live with Honour and Die with dignity" . Do not think about consequences . Just fight the battle . Remeber Krishnas word in this nuclear battle Agaisnt stan
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                      hard talk
                      Jan 21, 2016 at 7:33 am
                      first of all i love my country as like my mother or family member dream is coming true for few people like BJP/RSS or any similar person from any religion i think this is the better time to act with nuclear we dont know what going to be happen who will survive to look who is the looser because of political gains some of them will destroys the country for own benifit
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                        Sathish
                        Jan 21, 2016 at 8:39 am
                        "They" and "Modiji" are both puppets taking orders from their masters in this deception of democracy!
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                          Sathish
                          Jan 21, 2016 at 6:44 am
                          LOL!! Kaliyug at it's near best! Globalists will be having "Indian" warheads aimed at "stan". Predators for humans are humans themselves! Aam s are digging each other's grave by serving the blood-drawing-vatican-devils! Kaliyug at it's near best!
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                            sdas
                            Jan 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                            Have you heard about MAD - the doctrine that ended the Cold War and the Soviet Union broke up as they went broke ? Do we have visions of this happening or a rogue nation like stan will hold the world hostage ? What is so new about this report ?
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                              Thomas John
                              Jan 21, 2016 at 7:49 am
                              India should respond in a much more deterrant way
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                                yousef
                                Jan 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm
                                And stani terror attacks are to encourage India to launch a war. Clearly stan Nukes demonstrate that it is a suicidal state, not a terrorist state.
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