Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become world’s third-biggest: report

Published: August 27, 2015
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Pakistan could have at least 350 nuclear weapons within the next five to 10 years, making it the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile, according to a new report produced by two American think tanks.

The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center states Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear capabilities owing to a fear of India.

However, Pakistan is far outpacing India in the development of nuclear warheads, the report adds. According to estimates, Pakistan has 120 nuclear heads while India has around 100.

Further, the report said Pakistan could be building up to 20 nuclear warheads annually.

“The growth path of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, enabled by existing infrastructure, goes well beyond the assurances of credible minimal deterrence provided by Pakistani officials and analysts after testing nuclear devices.”

Read: Pakistan has fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world: report

The report stated in the next few years, Pakistan’s large stockpile of highly enriched uranium that could be used to quickly produce low-yield nuclear devices would become a growing advantage for the country.

India on the other hand, has far larger stockpiles of plutonium, which is needed to produce high-yield warheads, than Pakistan does. However, India appears to be using most of its plutonium to produce domestic energy.

With increasing warheads, Pakistan would probably possess more nuclear weapons than any country except the United States and Russia which each have thousands of the bombs.

Nuclear expert at the Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Mansoor Ahmed, said he suspects that “a more accurate assessment of Pakistan’s capability is that it can develop no more than 40 to 50 new warheads over the next several years.”

However, Ahmed did not dispute that Pakistan’s military is seeking to expand its nuclear capabilities.

Read: US confident of Pakistan’s ability to safeguard nuclear weapons

According to sources, Pakistani military officials were not available to comment on the report when it was made available to journalists ahead of its release.

“This report is overblown,” Ahmed said. However, Ahmed, who was recently named a nuclear security fellow at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government added “what the world must understand is that nuclear weapons are part of Pakistan’s belief system. It’s a culture that has been built up over the years because [nuclear weapons] have provided a credible deterrence against external aggression.”

For many years, western officials have struggled to get an accurate assessment of Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities.

Findings of the report were questioned by many Pakistani analysts, saying it is based on a faulty assumption that Pakistan is using all of its existing stockpiles of fissile material to make nuclear weapons.

Further, the report, written by Toby Dalton, co-director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Nuclear Policy Program, and Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Stimson Centre noted that Pakistan is believed to use plutonium as well as highly enriched uranium to create nuclear warheads.

According to Dalton, Pakistan recently added a fourth plutonium production reactor at its Khushab Nuclear Complex.

“We assume, maybe correctly, maybe inaccurately, with the fuel coming out of the four reactors, they are processing it as rapidly as possible to get the plutonium out,” Dalton said.

Read: July-May: Rs48b spent on Karachi’s nuclear power plants

India and Pakistan, which have fought three major wars, were declared nuclear powers in 1998. Since then, Western leaders have been increasingly alarmed about the potential for a nuclear exchange between the rivals.

India views nuclear weapons “as a political tool, a prestige item, not something you use on a battlefield,” Krepon said. In Pakistan, he said, nuclear weapons are seen as “things you have to be willing to use” to guarantee stability.

Concluding, both Krepon and Dalton said there is still time for Pakistan to slow down the development of its nuclear arsenal. If it does, they said, “the international community should consider what steps it can take to recognise it as a responsible nuclear state.”

Among other nuclear-power nations, France has about 300 warheads and the United Kingdom has about 215. Meanwhile, China has approximately 250.

This article originally appeared on The Washington Post

Reader Comments (96)

  • Aug 27, 2015 - 11:19AM

    India on the other hand, has far larger stockpiles of plutonium, which is needed to produce high-yield warheads, than Pakistan does.Recommend

  • Hussain
    Aug 27, 2015 - 11:26AM

    this is the start of another propaganda against Pakistan,Recommend

  • Trilby
    Aug 27, 2015 - 11:43AM

    Do more!
    Pakistan must aim for the No.1 spot in the world !!Recommend

  • James
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:00PM

    @Azhar:

    Read the whole paragraph dude…….”India on the other hand, has far larger stockpiles of plutonium, which is needed to produce high-yield warheads, than Pakistan does. However, India appears to be using most of its plutonium to produce domestic energy.Recommend

  • Aroob
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:12PM

    This is an old propaganda which directly hits the Pakistan stature as a responsible nuclear state. Reports like above usually come forwards as in order to accurately know the number of nuclear weapons Pakistan actually possess. For Americans there is a long road to go for finding the number of nuclear arsenals present with Pakistan. Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is solely for the defense of the country and not for satisfying its prestige and ego in front of international community as a nuclear power. As far as the case of nuclear material or fissile material is concerned then it must be kept in mind that Pakistan is a energy starved country and in order to make the energy demands fulfilled. Recommend

  • Haris
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:13PM

    Americans want to denuclearize pakistan hence these so called strategic talks. At the same time they are going ahead with their plans to strengthen Israel and India to rule the Middle East and South Asia jointly, this is not going to happen.Recommend

  • Naveed
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:18PM

    25 to 30 nukes are sufficient to destroy enemy …then what’s the point of making more nukes, as it’ll rarely come in use….
    Already we’ve had enough nukes, now we don’t need nuke empowerment but we need economic empowerment, otherwise without war this country will slowly comes to economic collapseRecommend

  • Rabia
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:18PM

    In light of the above analysis, the propagandists like dalton and krepon must understand as to why possibility of a nuclear clash between India and Pakistan exits, and as to why endless propaganda continues against Pak nukes. Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:20PM

    The fourth plutonium production reactor is now operational so India’s advantage there will be a thing of the past soon.

    Pakistan will soon have the enlarged capacity to develop both Uranium and Plutonium based warheads simultaneously at the fastest pace of any country in the world.Recommend

  • Rahima
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:21PM

    This is quite ironic to see that the same US where degrades the Pakistan’s nuclear capability at the same time it is found to be appreciating the India’s nuclear aspirations while acknowledging the fact that both countries can play a vital role in the stability of the region. Why not to question the India’s nuclear activities?, its increasing defense budget, its day to day deals with foreign vendors, its increasing dependence on nuclear power, its quest for constructing the nuclear reactors and to buildup its military muscle. Why Pakistan nuclear weapon program is a source of concern when there is no hidden point in claiming that the very purpose of the development of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb was defense against foreign aggression. Recommend

  • Green Falcon
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:25PM

    Yesss! Pakistan Zindabad, Pak Fauj Paindabad

    @Hussain: Why propaganda? We should be proud of it.Recommend

  • Good
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:30PM

    Yeah we have a very hostile neighbor but we need to stick to economic developments.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:34PM

    Well developing more nukes is not important …. But important is how powerful are your nuke weapons?
    India has stock of high yield thermo nukes, which can destroy much more area…plus we have defensive missiles system which can intercept upcoming missile and destroy it in airspace…
    and big thing is India is fourth country to develop high navigation satellites,, so enemy’s nukes, defence area is already under the surveillance of indian satellitesRecommend

  • troll
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:39PM

    Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could
    become world’s third-biggest: report

    Thank you Quaid-e-Azam for your Pakistan.

    Your people are making tremendous progress…

    “what the world must understand is
    that nuclear weapons are part of
    Pakistan’s belief system. It’s a
    culture that has been built up over
    the years because [nuclear weapons]
    have provided a credible deterrence
    against external aggression.”

    In all the wars that were fought, India was the victim of Pakistani aggression.Recommend

  • Point
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:44PM

    Why indians always have to whine about their worries and then portray themselves as thousand times better. Please you have your own websites, go there and talk whatever you feel talking. JUST LEAVE US ALONE FOR GOD SAKE . WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU TO UNDERSTANDRecommend

  • citizen26
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:45PM

    Dalton and Carnegie should also do same assessment on Israel’s nuclear arsenal and tell us if it could be a responsible nuclear state? Israel started making nuclear weapons in 1970s.Recommend

  • Johar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:48PM

    We should learn from the Chinese. They understand that nuclear weapons are a psychological tool that serves as a deterrence. You don’t need more nukes. Just the threat of using them is enough. We should focus on the economy.Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:48PM

    Yeah, well, but do most of these ‘peacekeepers’ work ? Or is money just being wasted on things which eventually turn out to be duds ? Another thing is can these weapons be neutralized with an intense electromagnetic pulse ?Recommend

  • Rashid
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:49PM

    This is propaganda against Pakistan to put pressure and de-weaponise Pakistan, and it’s a big joke that India has lesser nukes than pak ,,, truth is ,India has around 300-320 nukes , that too of high yield capacity,,which can cause much more destruction to humanity, but U.S. deliberately ignore India, like it ignores IsraelRecommend

  • India always (From Jammu)
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:49PM

    All about the priorities Recommend

  • kamal
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:49PM

    Krepon and Dalton’s report should be treated with the contempt it deserves. Indeed everything that the US says I mostly with an ulterior anti-Pakistan vis a vis India. That much is also assured from the USARecommend

  • illPoPo
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:50PM

    Size of the strategic arsenal grows as of obnoxious mindset of enemy! Recommend

  • PK
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:51PM

    Unity and peace within the country is more important than the pile of nuclear weapons. Recommend

  • Muhammad Shoaib
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:53PM

    Though a lot of propaganda is going on against Pakistan, including its nuclear arsenal, but this way the whole world is recognizing Pakistan as a nuclear power which is blessing from Allah. Now Pakistan is on the path towards prosperity in every field, Masha Allah, and we thank General Raheel Shareef for all these good things taking place in Pakistan. This brave soldier and son of this Soil (Gen Raheel) has brought peace to Pakistan and now he is up against corruption and corrupt people. The whole Pakistani Nation love Raheel Shareef.Recommend

  • Haris
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:53PM

    Who is this Krepon guy….I think he has missed multiple videos of Ajit Doval where he has clearly said that India will never resist against using the nuclear weapons…then how can he say that:

    India views nuclear weapons “as a political tool, a prestige item, not something you use on a battlefield,

    These western experts need to get a life.Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:55PM

    I find this report amusing to say the least. Firstly china already has 650 active warheads and enough plutonium to produce equal number. So pakistan being third largest is out of question. Secondly plutonium is not used for power generation and as far as Indian nuclear arsenal is concerned, nobody except indians know how many warheads they have. Indian nuke programme is the most secretive in the worldRecommend

  • Kaleem
    Aug 27, 2015 - 12:57PM

    It’s a propaganda to defame Pakistan in international arena, they will create unnecessary hoax of pak nukes and then they’ll impose many restrictions on Pak…mark my words!Recommend

  • India always (From Jammu)
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:01PM

    @Azhar *However, India appears to be using most of its plutonium to produce domestic energy. *Recommend

  • Ashish Chaudhary
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:09PM

    Well nukes quantity doesn’t matter but it’s quality and destruction capability which matters… India has high yield 500-700 kt thermo nuclear weapons, plus we are developing high yield 1000 kt thermo nuclear weapons which is 20 times more destructive than normal nuke weaponsRecommend

  • Pankaj
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:11PM

    As an Indian I don’t want my government to further increase the nuclear weapon instead they can work on making it more effective but keeping the number under 100. I am happy to read that India is using most of its nuclear fuel for energy generation rather than weapon development. Before USSR broke it had largest nuclear weapon stockpile (in 10s of thousands) but it did not stopped disintegrations of USSR and years of financial recession. We accept this fact or not but the truth is if nuclear weapon is used again (by any country) that will be the end of that country.Recommend

  • kashif
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:12PM

    Pakistan zindabadRecommend

  • Shakil Ahmed Khan
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:18PM

    Consistent unfounded reports about Pakistan nukes!Recommend

  • Hamid Sajjad
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:33PM

    thats make us brave.. .. long live pakistan.. Recommend

  • Ather
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:50PM

    Pakistan is like the landmine which the alligator India thinks it can swallow.Recommend

  • Asif
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:54PM

    My fellow countrymen, no need to feel proud and happy on this report….. more similar reports will come in future, then slowly they’ll start making noise of pak nukes threat and this will give them excuse to put economic restrictions on Pakistan to damage our country economically….
    the way they show concern about Pak’s nukes, they never point India’s huge defence budget and it’s secret nuclear activitiesRecommend

  • sabi
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:54PM

    This news should instill fear not only our enemies in the neighborhood but people of the entire world. Hope Pakistan, the growing superpower with 3rd largest nuclear stockpile is treated with due respect by the world.Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 27, 2015 - 1:59PM

    Wow, did I just see E.T. actually confirm a report from western sources with local sources before printing? This is a huge step from the copy paste of previous years (or even months). Finally, finally, our English print media is learning to confirm western propaganda with local sources before printing, something the other big English daily feels is not necessary. Well done E.T.Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:01PM

    “the international community should consider what steps it can take to recognise it as a responsible nuclear state.”

    Pakistan is already recognised internationally as a responible nuclear state. We don’t need to slow down our production to prove that to anyone thank you.Recommend

  • asif bangali
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:09PM

    Each nuclear bomb will immediately kill 100,000 to 150,000 human being. 500,000 to 1 million more will die in following 60 years.

    Pakistan has now 120 bomb. India has 100 bomb. Please do the math before any more bragging.Recommend

  • RT
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:16PM

    @James I don’t think Plutonium could be used as a fuel in Nuclear reactors. It is a very expensive process I heard. Anyway, Indian nuclear capability is a top secret, even the Prime minister of India is not allowed to access some nuclear facilities. Recommend

  • Rahul
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:20PM

    And what about growing nuclear stockpile of India and Israel ? Why these think tanks are obsessed with Pakistan”s nuclear program?Recommend

  • Dodo
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:23PM

    About time world recognizes the scientific and military power of Pakistan. I am very happy that we are growing our arsenal and wish that we have enough to not only deter our enemies but help our friends as well. Recommend

  • Rahul
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:25PM

    According to the fissile material stockpile chart, Pakistan posses least amount of plutonium whereas rest of the nuclear powes have tonns of stockpile, yet Pakistan is blamed to have fastest growning nuclear power. Recommend

  • Vicky
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:38PM

    Despite being big nuclear power India never give nuclear threats to others, because India is capable to fight conventional war with anyone, but it looks pak has faith in nukes only , because nukes won’t surrender in battlefield :)Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:43PM

    @James:
    Lol this is the most hilarious line. Plutonium cannot be used to produce energy. It is uranium or thorium that is used. Plutonium is a byproduct of nuclear energy production. India’s plutonium stock is to produce weapons and nobody, I repeat nobody really knows how much plutonium India has, certainly not jokers like Krepon. As for other aspects of this report, these jokers do not realize but China crossed 200 high yield H bomb mark in 1980 itself. Unless it has stopped producing nukes for 30 years which is impossible, China cannot have 250 bombs. In fact I know from my sources that the most accurate assessment of china’s arsenal as of 2010 by Indian intelligence was 600 bombs in 2010 (450 of which are high yield thermonukes)
    with 10 bombs being added every year. Only pakistanis revel in revealing their nuke info, Those who have true blue nuke power like India keep quiet.Recommend

  • Growing India
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:49PM

    Well nukes quantity doesn’t matter but it’s quality and destruction capability which matters… India has high yield 500-700 kt thermo nuclear weapons, plus we are developing high yield 1000 kt thermo nuclear weapons which is 20 times more destructive than normal nuke weaponsRecommend

  • Gurion
    Aug 27, 2015 - 2:59PM

    How many nukes are actually needed for a war? Aren’t a couple of dozen nukes enough?
    Not capable of winning a war, the Pakistan Army is trying to look useful and justify its existence. Pathetic!Recommend

  • Wajahat Khan
    Aug 27, 2015 - 3:15PM

    Pakistan is the only declared nuclear country in the Islamic World. Hence, it has become special target of some western top officials, media and think tanks, particularly those of the US, who leave no stone unturned in continuing their endless propaganda against Pak nukes. I wonder when it comes to Indian nuclear advancements, the global champions keep mum. Recommend

  • Wajahat Khan
    Aug 27, 2015 - 3:23PM

    Isn’t it ironic that while Pakistan is dubbed as the fastest nation to develop its nuclear weapons, most western media organisations keep mum over who controls the worldwide stock of fissile material (highly enriched uranium and plutonium) needed to create nuclear weaponry? According to many reports, the P5 states as well as India have an upper hand when it comes to fissile material stockpiles. So how can Pakistan be the fastest developer of nuclear energy, when it has so little control over nuclear raw material? This just doesn’t add up.Recommend

  • pnpuri
    Aug 27, 2015 - 4:14PM

    Pakistan 120 India 100 add up to 220. enough to destroy globe.Recommend

  • NayaPak
    Aug 27, 2015 - 4:20PM

    No jobs, no fuel, no food. Only nukes!Recommend

  • pnpuri
    Aug 27, 2015 - 4:32PM

    who ever will be first one to use should know that radiation does not remain within borders. only way to contain radiation is that place where it is detonated is surrounded by high mountains. it may restrict spread of radiation.Recommend

  • Sita
    Aug 27, 2015 - 4:37PM

    @Tarun Kumar:
    think otherwise, why do they like to make known their stockpile? Don’t take it on it’s face value as things are never that straight forward, dude,Recommend

  • Saleem
    Aug 27, 2015 - 4:50PM

    A country that survives on loans and foreign aid, cannot produce enough electricity to meet demand, is unable to provide decent healthcare or education to its citizens has a huge nuclear arsenal. Any one who thinks there can be winners in a nuclear war need to see a psychiatrist urgently.Recommend

  • bahaha
    Aug 27, 2015 - 5:12PM

    5 KT device X 120 = 0.6MT Pakistan

    20KT device X 100 = 2.00 MT India

    The institutions are push some other wares not commonsense Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 6:07PM

    @Sita:
    Maybe because they and westerners want India to reveal its hand. Out of all nuclear powers, only India and China are 2 countries whose true nuclear strength is not known. This number of 90-110 for India and 250 for China is an old hat of westerners.I know for sure that chinese right now have 650 bombs, that is certain so officially china is third largest nuke power. As for Indians deception is the central tenet of indian nuke philosophy. Nobody knows how many bombs india has and is building except people in Strategic Forces Command and BARC. Recommend

  • Amir
    Aug 27, 2015 - 6:10PM

    @James: The emphasis is on ‘appears’. Nothing definite, just suggestions! As they always do!Recommend

  • Amir
    Aug 27, 2015 - 6:15PM

    @kamal:
    Absolutely correct !Recommend

  • Aamir
    Aug 27, 2015 - 6:27PM

    Keep guessing my friends… its secret like dark… the day this dark will vanish,it will fall lyk thunderstorms. WELDONE PAKISTAN (y)Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath
    Aug 27, 2015 - 6:28PM

    It took 10,000 nuclear warheads to bankrupt the USSR. How many will it take Pakistan?Recommend

  • Ram Dargad
    Aug 27, 2015 - 7:03PM

    @Tarun Kumar: ”Plutonium cannot be used to produce energy. ” ?
    To counter this statement, I reproduce below from website of world nuclear association.
    ”Plutonium, both that routinely made in power reactors and that from dismantled nuclear weapons, is a valuable energy source when integrated into the nuclear fuel cycle. In a conventional nuclear reactor, one kilogram of Pu-239 can produce sufficient heat to generate nearly 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.”
    See this link http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Fuel-Recycling/Plutonium/Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 7:27PM

    @Ram Dargad:
    Lol I am amused. Conventional reactors use any fissile material to produce electricity. They can use U238 which is more available and even Thorium which is cheap. Pu 239 which is used in bombs is expensive and produced in small amounts. So why would India be foolish to use Pu 239 to produce electricity when no sane country does it. In fact India is building Fast breeder Reactors which use reactor grade plutonium as fuel and not weapons grade plutonium. As for number of bombs and fissile material , no one knows how many bombs and fissile material india has. if we reveal it we would be giving away our treasured secret. Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 27, 2015 - 7:40PM

    @Ram Dargad:
    Lol, technically any fissile materail can be used in nuke power plant but why would India use Pu 239 which is most expensive and most precious when we can use uranium or thorium. Its like selling gold to pay for cab. Dude plutonium accumulation by India has only one purpose -producing bombs and nobody knows how many bombs India have and its best we keep quiet. Nukes are not toys. Recommend

  • ajeet
    Aug 27, 2015 - 8:26PM

    Pakistan should first solve its polio problem.Recommend

  • Somebody
    Aug 27, 2015 - 8:57PM

    @ajeet:
    don’t compare oranges with cauliflowers. In that case India should first take care of caste system in the country. Look what is happening in Ahmadabad, army has to be called in to control the situation.Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 27, 2015 - 9:00PM

    @Vicky:
    Conventional is bigger term to be used. India has no war experience for decades. Last time Pakistan gave India a harder time was in the late 1990s (Kargil Conflict 1999 – India’s unpreparedness and incompetency was purely seen there). Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 27, 2015 - 9:13PM

    @Growing India:

    In that respect Pakistan’s nuclear is far more powerful than India’s (as proven by the experts in the west). In May 1998, India’s nuclear tests were composed of 3-atomic, 1-neutron and 1-thermo; while Pakistan tests all five atomic nuclear tests (containing Uranium-235). Pakistan’s nuclear-tests were more powerful than those used by the United States in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Recommend

  • HZR
    Aug 27, 2015 - 10:03PM

    Since the stockpile is likely to exceed chin’s the prime supplier of this technology,China too should be worried about the consequences of this stockpile.will China act?Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 27, 2015 - 10:16PM

    @ajeet:
    And India should first solve its AIDS problem. Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 27, 2015 - 10:18PM

    @Bairooni Haath:
    And look how then Soviet has risen again as Russia (more powerful than before)Recommend

  • Joshua
    Aug 27, 2015 - 10:57PM

    Where do these people find the information that India has 100 nukes?!!! I bet the figure is substantially higher…. more like 500…..that too most of them are high yield thermo-nuclear Plutonium type. It is most likely, that based on threat assessment, India keeps upgrading and adding to this tally. India’s nuke program is the most secretive in the world and no one knows anything about it other than a very few security officials.

    India’s nukes are meant for deterrance to China, not Pakistan. India does not need nukes to deal with Pakistan at all. Moreover, India has a missile defence system to terminate any nukes by Pak….Recommend

  • Thriller
    Aug 27, 2015 - 10:58PM

    Yes, because Pakistan has a crazy neighbor who suddenly denies peace talkstalks and often violates cease fire on occasions like Eid. Recommend

  • Venerable
    Aug 27, 2015 - 11:12PM

    Okay, all this means is that people can be killed sooner and faster than before. Great news, let’s rejoice!

    Not!!

    Have people forgotten the joy of life? Would we rather be dead than being able to breathe, enjoy the world around us, be with people we love?Recommend

  • Tarun Kumar
    Aug 28, 2015 - 12:32AM

    @Pakistani Sindhi: If u have basic common sense u will realize that thermonuclear bombs are far more powerful than fission bombs and even indian fission bombs are more powerful than pakistani ones.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Aug 28, 2015 - 12:55AM

    @Growing India:
    You will go numb and start leaking if I told you what you may not have heard before. Pakistan also has developed Neutron bombs…few of these have the ability to expand Indian Oceon westwards with corresponding reduction of land as intended!Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Aug 28, 2015 - 1:14AM

    We demand permanent membership of the UN Security Council; as third largest hoarder of the weapons of mass death and destruction, we deserve to be there!Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 28, 2015 - 2:01AM

    HOWEVER, Pakistan can make more bombs, BUT cannot keep the lights on in the country!Recommend

  • Union Jack
    Aug 28, 2015 - 6:21AM

    Ok…and then what ? Shouldn’t Pakistani be more proud if the news said Pakistan will be third major economy in 10 yrs ? But oh well, eating grass is the maximum economic success Pakistan can taste.Recommend

  • Ram Dargad
    Aug 28, 2015 - 6:55AM

    @Tarun Kumar:
    Your first posting says ”Plutonium cannot be used to produce energy. ”
    Your subsequent posting says ”India is building Fast breeder Reactors which use reactor grade plutonium as fuel ” Do you see the contradiction?
    I normally restrict my comment in Pakistani media only to counter anti-India propaganda but your posting was too misleading & uncalled for.Recommend

  • Milind
    Aug 28, 2015 - 9:33AM

    @Hussain – “this is the start of another propaganda against Pakistan,”

    Continue keeping your head in the sand!!!Recommend

  • Last Word
    Aug 28, 2015 - 10:03AM

    It makes little sense to add more nuclear toys with foolhardy notion of achieving total security and deterrence against your enemy. If Pakistan feels that possessing more number of bombs gives them the licence to continue grave border violations and proxy war, I am afraid they are following a self-destructing doctrine. India, if forced by its neighbour might adopt for a limited war option destroying military infrastructure, air-force, air-fields, nuclear and armaments installations which may take Pakistan at least 20 years to recoup. Pakistan top brass who is aware of India possessing lethal nuclear arsenal and its capability to sustain and massive response in the event of nuclear attack will not dream of using this deadly option and get wiped out from the world map. Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 28, 2015 - 10:14AM

    @Joshua: Poor…You!Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 28, 2015 - 10:25AM

    @Tarun Kumar: And as I told you that India detonated only one thermo-nuclear test.

    and even indian fission bombs are more powerful than pakistani ones.

    Well… your above line is nothing than abstract vanity (as if movie-dialogue). Analysts from the West have said that Pakistan’s nuclear programme is more advanced than India’s, partly due to outside help, especially from China :-) Recommend

  • Pakistani Sindhi
    Aug 28, 2015 - 10:41AM

    @Last Word:
    You mean to say that India is not violating Pakistan’s border and proxy-war via Afghanistan?
    India cannot dare to attack Pakistan, because India knows that this is no 1970s anymore. India received a fitting lesson in 1999.

    if forced by its neighbour might adopt
    for a limited war option destroying
    military infrastructure, air-force,
    air-fields, nuclear and armaments
    installations which may take Pakistan
    at least 20 years to recoup.

    My goodness… you need to stop watching anti-Pakistan movies and do some logic war-studies

    Pakistan top brass who is aware of
    India possessing lethal nuclear
    arsenal and its capability to sustain
    and massive response in the event of
    nuclear attack will not dream of using
    this deadly option and get wiped out
    from the world map.

    I think likewise can be said about India’s top brass. Recommend

  • Indian
    Aug 28, 2015 - 4:24PM

    Pakistan’s world revolve around India, I don’t know why….Recommend

  • mahakaalchakra
    Aug 28, 2015 - 5:21PM

    Looks like Pakistan has diverted all steel production from its only one sick steel mill to produce world’s third largest stockpile of nuclear bums and missiles.

    Is there any other constructive field of development other than jungi-aslaa where Jangjoo Pakistan is thriving? Recommend

  • Muhammad Ajmal
    Aug 28, 2015 - 7:47PM

    It seems to be the era of world war one. When Germany was unified at that time competition of arms and disarmament was started between the great powers due to which such a war took place and destroyed millions of people.
    Already Asia has been declared the dangerous continent of the world as Pakistan and India are rivals of each other and now a days they both have started competition of weapons and nuclear poweer between each other’s fearRecommend

  • sridhar
    Aug 28, 2015 - 10:31PM

    Pakistan can export its nuclear arsenal to improve its foreign exchange situation and stop being a beggar nation.
    Of course, when it does that it would also become a pariah nation. It has a tough choice to make.Recommend

  • Jag Nathan
    Aug 28, 2015 - 11:29PM

    I see another Soviet Union in the offing.Recommend

  • observer
    Aug 29, 2015 - 12:19AM

    We will eat grass in order to get 10,000 nuclear bombs.Recommend

  • Yasin
    Aug 29, 2015 - 4:04AM

    Very good news. Sooner than later we will conquer India just like our forefathers did in the past. And the flag of Islam will be flying atop Red fort in Delhi.Recommend

  • Yasin
    Aug 29, 2015 - 4:05AM

    Very good news. Sooner than later we will conquer India just like our forefathers did in the past. And the flag of Islam will be flying atop Red fort in Delhi.Recommend

  • Ram Dargad
    Aug 29, 2015 - 6:09AM

    @Muhammad Ajmal:
    ”Pakistan and India are rivals of each other and now a days they both have started competition of weapons and nuclear power ”
    India’s defense program is a mainly to create a deterrent to China which is a much bigger military power, has far bigger budget, does not care for historical agreements between Tibet & British India, has occupied part of Kashmir & Arunachal after Tibet with brute force, has boundary disputes also with Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan… & has supported rough states like North Korea,…Recommend

  • Abdul Samad
    Aug 29, 2015 - 9:33AM

    Pakistan needs to get more powerful than other non-muslim countries so that we can save muslims and Islam………!Recommend

  • Deepak
    Aug 29, 2015 - 9:57AM

    @RT Anyway, Indian nuclear capability is a top secret, even the Prime minister of India is not allowed to access some nuclear facilities.

    I guess you meant president of India, because Prime Minister has access to everything! He heads everything that is related to security.

    They can hide things from opposition, or even the president, but from PM? No ways.Recommend

  • chawal
    Sep 20, 2015 - 3:01PM

    @Green Falcon:
    fouj kahan sy bnaa rhy ha weapon?? hr baat main fouj zindabad?? :PRecommend

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