India can produce up to 492 nuclear bombs: Pakistan think-tank

According to the authors, the study contains evidence that India has the largest and oldest unsafeguarded nuclear programme in the developing world and among the states not party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:October 25, 2016 10:04 pm

India has sufficient material and the technical capacity to produce between 356 and 492 nuclear bombs, a research by a Pakistani think-tank has claimed. The study titled ‘Indian Unsafeguarded Nuclear Program’ published by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) is co-authored by four nuclear scholars including Adeela Azam, Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Ali and Sameer Khan.

“A groundbreaking research study reveals that India already has sufficient material and technical capacity to make 356 to 492 nuclear bombs. This work is in contrast to several earlier studies which took a much modest view of the Indian nuclear bomb making potential,” the ISSI said in a statement.

It said that the purpose of the study was to provide an understanding of the true history, size, extent and capabilities of the different aspects of the complex Indian nuclear programme which New Delhi has kept outside the International Atomic Agency safeguards.

According to the authors, the study contains evidence that India has the largest and oldest unsafeguarded nuclear programme in the developing world and among the states not party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Former Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Ansar Pervez said the research breaks new ground by providing officials, researchers, scholars and students with new insight into India’s nuclear weapon making capacity.

He said in terms of detail, depth, analysis and the use of information from primary sources, the research is far superior to several studies on the Indian nuclear program and carefully blends social science perspective with technical details.

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    Babatunde Atami
    Oct 26, 2016 at 9:18 am
    India's arms expansionist approach will only cause further instability and unrest and add to the misery of the already desperate people of South Asia. stan has no other option but to race with India in arms race to ensure its security and stability in case of Indian aggression. Already, the two neighbouring countries are engaged in daily skirmishes at LoC and Working Boundary causing death and destruction. stan approached the policy of dialogue and table since BJP umed power but to no avail. One cannot clap with one hand. Hence, the two sides are required sit on the table to discuss problems tantalizing them as there is no other option except talks.
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      Florentina J.
      Oct 26, 2016 at 9:04 am
      The myth is just busted. India is now 3rd largest country regarding number of nukes it possess. The people will only sleep in peace India agree to dispose all its nuclear bombs. Announcement of "no first use" has no value as the government of any country can take U-turn any time.
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        Ram
        Oct 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm
        These think tank should think about how to safe guard their nukes from their terrorists.
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          Andy Sandy
          Oct 26, 2016 at 9:07 am
          Well quany of nukes is not relevent but it’s quality and degree of destruction which matters… India has high yield 500-700 kt thermo nuclear weapons, plus stanis are developing high yield 1000 kt thermo nuclear weapons which is 20 times more destructive than normal nuke weapons
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            Aazar Kund
            Oct 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm
            The research study reveals that India has sufficient material and technical capacity to make up to 356 to 492 nuclear bombs. This work is in contrast to various other earlier studies which have taken a much more modest view of the Indian nuclear bomb making potential,” said the authors, interacting with this scribe while divulging details about their startling study.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is not a wild guess but its an essment of Indian nuclear stocks and references which have been provided are Indian authors.
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              avi
              Oct 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm
              Porki's in a scare campaign to cover up their misdeeds ? Their "Think tanks" have no thinking power !
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                Chhama Ahuja
                Oct 26, 2016 at 1:20 am
                stan has its own reasons to get worried about india's next moves. And as a country why do we have to unnecessarily raise eye-brows when we are least interested in war. However stan also must look at its provocative moves in the recent past. India-stan have had a difficult past. The new generation hopes that we will set our differences aside and take India and stan to new heights where there is no hatred and anger. Just Cooperation and love :-)
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                  lafanga
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm
                  Listen guys. How about give up the nuclear program and build some much needed toilets instead. For each nuclear bomb you can build 10,000 toilets. That will be 10,000 * 500 bombs = 5 million toilets. ume 10 people use each toilet that is 50 million people with toilets. Ofcourse this leaves another 300-400 million people still without toilets but hey ... it's a start. Please do something about it. We are your neighbors .... have mercy on our noses.
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                    i
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm
                    The smell you're experiencing is from your potty...look down....just the number of Indian nukes has made you go through motions... hahhahaha
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                      BharatK
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 11:27 pm
                      Definitely they have brains, but brains to do negative things, brains to do bad things.
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                        BharatK
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm
                        They hire from North Korea. developed nothing, they purchased nukes and missiles from North Korea and China.
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                          Kano Malhotra
                          Oct 26, 2016 at 10:34 am
                          Words like Dialogues and Peace seem like a joke when it comes from stan. A nation that has collectively killed millions of minorities in its soil and reduced them to a mere 2 percent from 15 percent talks about Peace? The word stan(Land of the Pure) in itself is the biggest Irony. Not once have we waged a war against you. In all of the wars, it was stan who started it. After the war, your army refused to take the dead bodies of its own soldiers. Such is the culture of your country. You harbor terrorist and use them as a state policy and it has backfired your own country. Enough of our people and soldiers have died.
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                            Ashok Mazumdar
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm
                            Deewali Type !lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Which are Sold on Streets for Rs 5./- per piece, with Atom Bomb markings on them, with Twine around them, to make Indian Villagers FOOLs and get Votes.?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is Venkay Naidu Dirty Triks, with Amit Swaha.
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                              Priyank
                              Oct 26, 2016 at 3:28 am
                              But we don't need to use even one to disintegrate papistan. It is imploding on its own
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                                murty
                                Oct 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                                why the pti does not publish the research on pak capacity which is a terrist supported country and dangerous to world peace..useless media.
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                                  Prof.Nagchoudhury
                                  Oct 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm
                                  Rubbish! India can genuinely produce several thousand nuclear warheads no secret. Due to the brilliant Homi Bhabha India has produced pure Plutonium-239 in tons. We should field a thousand ot two thousand warheads. Easy to do. Mount more ICBMs with the 300 KT nuclear warhead. India has also produced tactical nuclear warheads fromUranium-233 (artificially created).Modi must immediately expand the ICBM fleet.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan has no known Uranium-235 and she and North Korea have received a little pure U-235 from the Communist Chinese rogues. The Communist Chinese have received U.S. nuclear warheads from Israel. The Jews and China are allies. Yet India can project more nuclear warheads than China.
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                                    Nishant
                                    Oct 26, 2016 at 7:00 am
                                    stani think tank, oxymoron of the day
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                                      Paramjit
                                      Oct 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm
                                      I am surprised to read that they have a "Think Tank". For what? First they need to develop some brain instead of "Bran".
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                                        rahul
                                        Oct 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm
                                        That is rich, coming from a failed state with a rogue nuclear program, whose "father" of nuclear know-how was the biggest proliferator of all. Some nerve to point fingers at others...
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                                          Viren
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:55 pm
                                          So? Good then! Great news! Lets nuke up stan once and for all with those 492! Jai Hind!
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                                            shardul jani
                                            Oct 26, 2016 at 6:37 am
                                            hey you stani............hahahaha you have criticised your own brother !
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