Pakistan's nuclear arsenal edges past India: Report

Published: February 1, 2011
Washington Post reports Pakistan's nuclear arsenal tops more than 100 deployed weapons now. PHOTO: EPA/FILE

Washington Post reports Pakistan's nuclear arsenal tops more than 100 deployed weapons now. PHOTO: EPA/FILE


Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal now totals over 100 deployed weapons, a doubling of its stockpile over the past several years, The Washington Post reports.

Experts say that after years of approximate weapons parity, Pakistan has now edged ahead of India. India is estimated to have 60 to 100 weapons.

Four years ago, the Pakistani arsenal was estimated at 30 to 60 weapons. “They have been expanding pretty rapidly,” Albright said. Based on recently accelerated production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, “they could have more than doubled in that period,” with current estimates of up to 110 weapons, he said.

Shaun Gregory, director of the Pakistan Security Research Unit at Britain’s University of Bradford, put the number at between 100 and 110.

Some Pakistani officials have intimated they have even more. But just as the US has a vested interest in publicly playing down the total, Pakistan sees advantage in “playing up the number of weapons they’ve got,” Gregory said. “They’re at a disadvantage with India with conventional forces,” in terms of both weaponry and personnel.

Those figures make Pakistan the world’s fifth-largest nuclear power, ahead of “legal” powers France and Britain.

While Pakistan has produced more nuclear-armed weapons, India is believed to have larger existing stockpiles of such fissile material for future weapons. That long-term Indian advantage, Pakistan has charged, was further enhanced by a 2008 US-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement. The administration has deflected Pakistan’s demands for a similar deal.

Brig. Gen. Nazir Butt, defence attache at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, said the number of Pakistan’s weapons and the status of its production facilities are confidential. “Pakistan lives in a tough neighbourhood and will never be oblivious to its security needs,” Butt said. “As a nuclear power, we are very confident of our deterrent capabilities.”

An escalation of the arms race in South Asia poses a dilemma for the Obama administration, which has worked to improve its economic, political and defence ties with India while seeking to deepen its relationship with Pakistan as a crucial component of its Afghanistan war strategy. The administration is caught between fears of proliferation or possible terrorist attempts to seize nuclear materials and Pakistani suspicions that the US aims to control or limit its weapons programme and favours India.

The level of US concern was reflected during last month’s White House war review, when Pakistan’s nuclear security was set as one of two long-term strategy objectives there, along with the defeat of al Qaeda, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The administration is always trying to keep people from talking about this knowledgeably,” said David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security and a leading analyst on the world’s nuclear forces. “They’re always trying to downplay” the numbers and insisting that “it’s smaller than you think.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2011.

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Reader Comments (151)

  • vasan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 12:57PM

    Does this give secure feelings to the Pakistani bretheren?. Does it provide security to the Pakistani public from their “projected” nemesis and the Terrorists on the rampage???Recommend

  • ali
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:01PM

    what about Israel and other countries?Recommend

  • ashok sai
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:04PM

    Well done Pakistan. Divide the stockpile into three.

    First share give it to Afghan Taliban as their your stratergic assets.

    Second one against India, you are assumed enemy neighbour.

    Last one for blackmailing US and the rest of the world.Recommend

  • Awais
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:04PM

    Allaho Akbar!Recommend

  • kamal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:10PM

    v Good….increase it more..Having more nuclear arsenal will solve all the problems of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Nak
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:14PM

    O cha gaya hay mara watan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,love you PAKISTANRecommend

  • parvez
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:15PM

    Yeah !! but they still have badnam Muni and she is lethal.Recommend

  • kamal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:18PM

    Can anymore tell me why any country which already has 60+ nuclear weapons will try and add to its tally….whether India or Pakistan will be in a position to fight after being hit by 60+ nuclear bomb…Its nice to be patriotic but just think if either country uses any nuclear bomb,whether the other will keep quite..Both country has enough nuclear bomb to take the other side to 200-300 yrs back..its foolish on the part of both the country which is having so much hunger and poverty to expend so much money on nuclear warheads.Recommend

  • pl/sql
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:18PM

    I also heard that Pakistan is beating India both in terms of economics and soft power in the world! Recommend

  • ali
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:18PM

    ahh so that explains where all our money is going. wow i feel so much safer!!!!Recommend

  • Amer
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:18PM

    Now isn’t the Washington Post indulging in comspiracy theories? What proof do they have of this besides their so called analysts?
    It’s just fodder news for the Indians and others to chew on! Recommend

  • Kamran Khan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:26PM


  • Haider Haroon
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:29PM

    30 weapons were more than enough, they should have spent the rest of the money on welfare instead, inefficient allocation of resources. Strangely, the biggest threat Pakistan faces is from within, rendering all this nuclear power worthless.Recommend

  • Ashail
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:32PM

    wow.. we have enough money to make that many bombs? i’m sure those weapons are filled with enriched “organic fertilizer” in place of uranium. the extra money allocated for uranium has been transfered to the president’s welfare account :PRecommend

  • Nat
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:37PM

    With so many suicide bombers and nukes, we can expect Pakistan to blow itself up. Might as well, the country has too many problems, none of which seem to have any hope in getting solved. Recommend

  • edgarm
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:46PM

    enjoy the warm feeling of nukes while people still need food and shelter after the floodsRecommend

  • mansoor kaleem
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:47PM

    Poor people dont need this increasing of weapons thy need better economic so end ths warRecommend

  • Shoaib Pervaiz
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:51PM

    @Vasan. Yes it does. It does provide a sense of security and above all, it contributes to a balance of power in South Asia. But this is not a race or a competition between India and Pakistan. Both countries only push up their nuclear development to be at par with each other in terms of nuclear power.

    @ Ali: Israel has the USA behind its back…and the US has more than 50% of the worlds nuclear assets plus the ‘allies’ and puppet regimes it controls in every part of the globe. Thats quite enough for them i think.

    @ Ashail.
    Hahahhahahaha !Recommend

  • satyram
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:51PM

    Ek hee bomb kaafee thaa, barbaad-e-gulista karne ko !
    anjaam-e-gulista kya hoga, har ghar me bomb rakhaa ho !!

    Kabhee ek-aadh phod bhee diyaa karo, rakhe-rakhe jank lag jayegaa. :)Recommend

  • Shoaib Pervaiz
    Jan 31, 2011 - 1:54PM

    @Nat: Have faith in the Pakistan army. They’re not sellouts.Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 2:02PM

    weldone pakistan.but some funds to be relocated for education and welfare projects and to curb curruption too.pakistan should be aware of its enemies.
    pakistan zinda badRecommend

  • Sunil
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:05PM

    Recall Russia’s ‘Bloody Sunday‘ when Czar was asked by hungry and poor people for bread he sarcastically said “Why bread, let them have cakes instead”. This was not taken well by people and Czar was executed right there in public.
    A very similar situation is arising in Pakistan with millions of poor and hungry people. Here Govt will say “Why bread, let them have nuclear dust”. And another ‘Bloody Sunday’ will follow soonRecommend

  • Faisal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:20PM

    We are proud of this. No doubt currently our country has been going through a tough time, but we are positive that they will get resolved. Furthermore, we are not the only nation strengthening our nuclear capabilities. We are a responsible nation and we are paying a price for this in terms of terrorism.
    Not to mention that we will make more and they are in safe hands. All of us know that who will be blown.

    Long Live Pakistan. Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 2:22PM

    and what use is this “extra” supply of bombs when millions are deprived of education and medical facilities ? Recommend

  • khurram salman
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:26PM

    The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has out-run our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men !!!!Recommend

  • SQ
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:33PM

    Wow….this would seriously solve all our problems….people would stop dieing on the streets, no inflation, no food shortages, no corruption, no loadshedding……

    This is the best news i’ve heard all day!Recommend

  • Noor
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:37PM

    PS for those who care about 100.. 60 used will take both nations out of the equation. U hit Delhi and Lahore gets wiped out too.. Recommend

  • bilal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:39PM

    zia ul haq wanted peaceful reselution from nuclear . arsenals .. for like generating energy !!!!
    HUM KO BIJILY CHAYA!!! … WEAPONS NAHI !!!!! Recommend

  • Abdullah Zaidi
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:46PM

    You cant eat a nuclear bomb, can you? Recommend

  • Haris Chaudhry
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:46PM

    We have aitum bums – wah bhai wah
    We are broke and destitute- wah bhai wah

    Our strategic assets keep blowing our innocent
    and our strategy is to keep building more bums

    Wah Bhai Wah

    We cherish the murderers and shower them with rose petals
    and the whole nation sits when thousands get raped

    But we must tell the kuffars of US of A
    that we are sovereign and deserve respect

    Dont worry about the atrocities and minorities
    We dont care about anyones welfare

    so long as we have aitum bums
    No one dare lift a finger at us

    We can kill millions more with these aitum bums
    and set alight the cities and towns of innocent ones
    Who cares when we cant feed our naked and poor
    Well done Pak afwaj, we have now something to cheer
    Aitum bums zindabad
    Pakistan zindabad
    Wah bhai wah
    Lets all celebrate and sing in chorus
    We have 100 aitum bums – la la hmm hmm ha haa

    Aitum bums wah bhai wahRecommend

  • Usman Ahmad
    Jan 31, 2011 - 2:47PM

    Not many comments from Indians…Strange!Recommend

  • GH
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:00PM

    Does the Nuke’s provide People of Pakistan some food? Will this gives your economy a boost? stop it and push your Economy ahead of India.Recommend

  • shahidabk
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:09PM

    dear friends tell me one thing if pakistan make nuclear weapons what india,russia,israel,america are they all making toys we are all same look when they use one die take another so what you think is this world waiting for us to distory the nature and humanity i am not with any country but just wana say after using these nuclear weapons and bomb we kill each other on diffrent names but we die all nothing survive then again the time came the history begins think about that.Recommend

  • kamal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:11PM

    @Usman Ahmed…We are really afraid of Pakistan..LolRecommend

  • Captn.Shahzaib
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:12PM

    proud to be PAkisTanis……PAkiSTAn ZinDAbadRecommend

  • waqar ahmed
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:15PM

    This is bit wired but point to be noted
    If someone is spending the money in proper manner and getting the results is Pak Army.
    Although they are not meant to but they can lead Pakistan towards prosperity.
    Why don’t we trust our army and let them deal with issues where they can.Recommend

  • Numan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 3:25PM

    Allah hamaisha ka tarh hamara sath raha ga.Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 4:04PM

    And they wonder why no one wants to aid them. The announcement of the accelerated nuclear programme came while the flood was happening. Nice motivation to people to donate? Yeah, Pakistan has money for nukes, but not its poor. Let’s donate, its our duty?

    Then we heard that millions of people still don’t have shelter six months down from the flood and around the same time we hears about the Parliament lodges or whatever fancy stuff they are planning.

    Then, last few days we heard about a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions” in Sindh and comparisons with African famines, while the minister was talking about being able to export wheat.

    It seems increasingly, that the job of the people is to hate the west, the job of the west is to rescue the people and the job of the government is to ensure their own power, comfort and money regardless of what the people go through or the west wants.Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 4:06PM

    @Usman Ahmad:
    What comments do you want from India? We are shivering in our boots at the thought of a nuclear armed Pakistan with a perpetual and institutionalized hatred for us. But wait, we were shivering about that over 70 nukes ago. Not news any more.Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 4:08PM

    @Abdullah Zaidi:
    No, but a nuclear bomb can get rid of a lot of hungry people, if not the hunger itself. Perhaps the government thinks that as long as the problem is solved, it will not matter?Recommend

  • Truth Prevails
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:14PM

    @ashok sai: something is smelling…Recommend

  • Abhi
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:14PM

    Good going….every penny should go to buy more and more weapons…
    Remember the words of bhutto—-“We will eat grass but will get the atomic weapons”Recommend

  • Sid
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:14PM

    @Usman Ahmad, no comments from India but definitely lots of pity and sympathy, that how mislead and under educated you are to not even listen to comments from our Pakistani brethren that increasing the count of nuclear warhead is not going to tilt balance, seriously use your brain, when the nations can be obliterated by just 5 to 6 of warheads what worth will the rest 110 + nukes be ? Most of the countries in world including India realize this and hence use the nuclear fuel for electricity instead of packing it in a tin container. So my dear brother, no matter how hatred you have against thy neighbor at least have love for your own people and start questioning your self do you seriously want to take pride of being nation with million nukes but not jobs and no economic prowess or start being constructive for the sake of your own development and progress. Instead of we (India and Pakistan) spend on arms couldn’t we use that to develop few more roads between India and Pakistan and have system like European Union where we have no boundaries and live in harmony. This is not just the message or request to Pakistan but also to bully heads in Indian political theatre. Hopefully our future generation never have to face a nuclear war, that is all I would hope.Recommend

  • Raqib Ali
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:14PM

    No one should have nuclear weapons. We made them out of necessity and for defense. While I understand the need of more research, there is no need for such a large number!

    Maybe 4 nuclear bombs are enough to strengthen our defense?????Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 4:20PM

    doesnt make a big difference as whether you have 3 or 100 .
    firstly you would never use it and unfortunately had to do then at max 1-3 as by the time both countries would have mutual annihilation.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:34PM

    I pity your ignorance about “Balance of Power” in South Asia. I wonder whether people know how countries get power, By economy, blackmailing with terrorists or with Nukes. For your info, India does not consider Pakistan equal at all and the world agrees with that.Recommend

  • Paras Vikmani
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:39PM

    wht an achievement for pakistan!!! :PRecommend

  • RH
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:41PM

    Can some of the vain people we have from India on this blog understand that they have more poor people than Pakistan does? I love it when you guys talk about terrorists, I guess terrorizing Kashmir is done by aliens from Mars? Such double standards, there is no difference between the US, Israel, and India. Sure our politicians are the wrath of hell, but we know that, and we aren’t vain. Understand that you too live in a country where there is tremendous illiteracy, has a huge lower socio income group, are supported by the US and Israel and without their support, and your double standards and hypocritical behavior (which you call diplomacy), India would have HUGE problems. Why do you guys talk about India as though its paradise? Snap! Wake up! Not everything is Bollywood!!! And if we have a lack of control on our nukes like most of you imply, then you’d better stay awake at night. Recommend

  • Bilal Ahmed
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:42PM

    None can afford to use nukes, neither a numbered stock pile. Spread education and peace, as it is the only source of economic strength.

    Other then this washington post or new york etc etc are only engaged in vindicating pakistan, nothing more, nothing less, i seriously doubt their credibility. Recommend

  • Malik
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:45PM

    @Shoaib Pervaiz:

    Have faith in the Pakistan army.
    They’re not sellouts.

    Uh huh, since when?

  • Paki Power
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:50PM

    I remember a verse from a world reknown Indian poet, late kanwar mohinder singh bedi which reads as:

    “Sawal mujh ko poochna hai yeh Hind o Pakistan se
    Pait bhookon ka bharo gay kia jang ke samaan se”

    Its a sad state of affairs whether its coming from pakistan or the other side of border. Lets pray to God Almighty and hope that sanity prevails and the poor peopole of both the nations get reprieved.Recommend

  • RH
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:01PM

    No, don’t pity us, or our so called “ignorance”. Balance of power huh? If you’re so big, why don’t you invade us? Because you cannot, because you never will be able to. This, Mr Vain, is balance of power. Recommend

  • Clean Pakistan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:06PM


    Get you facts right. Over 75% of Indians live below the $2 poverty line vs. 60% for Pakistan… In absolute figures, there are equivalent of 5 times Pakistani population living on less than $2 per day… the relative and absolute poverty in India is worst in the world!

    “More than 410 million people live in poverty in the Indian states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, researchers at Oxford University found. The “intensity” of the poverty in parts of India is equal to, if not worse than, that in Africa.”

    As far as Pakistani nuclear arsenal is concerned – they have proved to be a successful deterrence from foreign aggression, hence achieving the desired objective.Recommend

  • Sandy
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:15PM

    Not even a single nuclear bomb has been fired since world war 2 .Non sense for any country with such a weak economy to have that. It’s like an elephant in beggar’s home
    Don’t be-fool your people Spend precious aid collected with such a humiliating way wisely. Recommend

  • Clean Pakistan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:17PM

    As far as education and health is concerned, we must curb the Rs 1 trillion/year of corruption in public organizations and get all big fist in the tax net, and allocate more resources to these two most important public services… it might me hard, but it has to done, there is no way out for the politicians now but to start acting in public interest, and i am already seeing some changing trends towards better governance, thanks to the media and the supreme court for starters… during the last 2 years of the current government, i foresee many positive changes for the sake of winning the elections, which despite having a skewed objective will help align the country in the right direction… i am still very hopeful!Recommend

  • Noor
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:35PM

    No more India and Pakistan.

    160 are enough to detonate South Asia!

    Thank you, both, for making us so proud :-pRecommend

  • MK
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:40PM

    BRAVO. . .Bt wd have been much matter had we beaten India in terms of Forex RESERVES or anything economicalRecommend

    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:42PM

    Israel is Father of India so, if India have 60 to 100 then Israel would have double or triple Recommend

  • vasan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:50PM

    Thanks for reminding our problems. Yes we do have problems. We dont deny it. We are working hard to solve it in our own way. We dont go around spawning terror camps and terrorizing neighbours , we dont go around begging to increase our nuclear aresenal. If I write more, it will be called Pak bashing. Pl look into the mirror. We have never denied our problems.We question the wisdom of spending on nukes both by India and Pakistan at the cost of poor people.Recommend

  • Arsalan J. Sheikh
    Jan 31, 2011 - 5:51PM

    Its sad that most Indian comments reflect the same mentality that led us to part ways in 1947.
    Guys, this is not a race in which anyone is the winner, but as long as one is in the race, the other one has to be too. We have no doubts that if India had the bomb and Pakistan didn’t, we’d all be pressed into a military domination. The example of oppression in Kashmir is all too real for us to believe any smoke-screen about Indian “brotherly” love. It would be more like Big Brother from 1984. Muslims in India have been oppressed as a class, where they are now disproportionally under-educated, unemployed, and poorer. I have no hate for India. May all Indians grow prosperous, live in good health, and be safe. But I have no illusions. The snide comments by Indians here makes me glad we have Pakistan, and we have the Nukes to keep Pakistan safe.

    Peace to all!Recommend

  • ThePalmist
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:01PM


    Please read up on European history before making statements.

    May be you ought to start with the French Revolution. Before you spout utter nonsense, please do some researchRecommend

  • Abdulla
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:09PM

    @S A Khan Wazir:
    Dont warry bros., tommorow these stock piles will be distributed among the needies and making money from that to feed the nation
    in 1:10 proportion.Recommend

  • Copper
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:09PM

    No more were required. From day 1 the programme was to deter India, and the already existing ones proved to serve the purpose when India threatened us in past (but couldn’t do anything depsite moving a large number of army units :P ).
    But no more, no more are needed, its waste of money now. Recommend

  • kamal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:11PM

    @RH..which world you are living??US,Israel,India etc etc ..all (except Pakistan) are terrorist…What you guys are doing in Baloochistan ???Situation in Baloochistan is 100 times worst than Kashmir…1000s are missing??why?? where they have gone?? Before pointing fingers on others ,think about yourself…Recommend

  • Abdulla
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:19PM

    @Usman Ahmad:

    Dear Friend,

    We are seeing the self distriction of your country, and dont want to comment anything of own muslim brathern over there.

    Look at My country we are spending these so called surplus on space technology/nano technology

    though we have 60-70 bombs thats more than enough to cantain china!

    You cannot put bombs on the same place every time.

    Where in your country people are struggling for all the civilian problem but you are over dosed yourself with Bomb!

    Think tommorow your own Taliban/Jahadi took control of these wepon, certainly few will be on my land but what after!,

    do you sustain the wipe outs and stockpiles when normal bombardment happens on you!

    Come out of immaginary world., Just 2 bombs changed the political scenario on world map!,

    and your 120+ are just a loughing stock piles

    Allah save you.Recommend

  • sandy
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:34PM

    Someone wanted more comments from Indians it seems! Well the lack of Indian comments probably reflect the same sentiment that may be Indian’s dont care if Pak has 30 or 300 nukes. Pak has an aggressive first use policy, but one small misadventure can easily destroy it. I think Indians have left behind the Pak baggage long back and there are changes in political mindset too. Indians are more worried about economy than war. good to know Pak spending its billions of poor starving taxpayers money, and funds begged from international market on bombs. Keep going… pak is not a threat for India any more. Recommend

  • Nipon
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:37PM

    Surely one weapon each is enough? Recommend

  • omer
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:44PM

    this adding up of nukes (if true) don’t really add up to the present equation of economic turmoil, however if we consider the weapons buying supree which india has undertaken including hundreds of sukho warplanes, along with the soon to be announced 124 multirole aircraft for the airforce and the nuclear submarine being inducted by the navy with plans to induct aircraft carrier in few years, presents us with a very bleak picture in regards to the conventional balance between both nations.
    also we must not forget the recent pitch by USA which is in line with granting india membership of NSG, with USA providing india with a nuclear deal. this would enable them to pileup there nuke arsenal at much faster pace.
    we should also remember 1971 incident and the threats of “surgical strikes” is not a distant memory.
    considering all the above, Pakistan is only left with a single option of adding up the nukes to defend itself.Recommend

  • Nipon
    Jan 31, 2011 - 6:51PM

    @Usman Ahmad:

    I take it you are not IndianRecommend

  • RH
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:11PM

    Obviously not in Bollywood! I’m not claiming we don’t have issues with elements that are terrorists. But you sure think India doesn’t have a terrorism issue, that is lard! And again, hence proven, you are vain. True terrorists are Israel, true terrorists are financed by the US, and true terrorists are those who have captured Kashmir against the will of the people. This is the truth. Now go watch another movie, enter dreamland, and fixate on the opinion that India is the Mother Theresa of the universe. Recommend

  • Waris
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:17PM

    What a waste…

    Please tell me what happened to the Soviet Union after it tried to keep up in an arms race with the US?

    In 1980’s, Soviet Union had 35,000 nuclear warheads while US had 15,000, and yet, the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia is a shell of it’s former self and now had to beg the US to agree to the START treaty to bring warheads down to 1500 each.

    Nuclear weapons do not bring peace. They are expensive and require constant maintenance. We already have 60-100… Why need more?

    Do you think 60 nuclear weapons to attack India is few? will 100 give us security? Will 500?

    What will the point of us having 200 nukes while India has 100 be? We will still destroy each other.

    China only maintains 400 warheads. This is all they need to destroy every major city/country on earth. Why spend money on more nukes to match US or Russia? If you use 1 nuke, you must use all.

    The money we wasted on nukes could have gone to our brothers and sisters still in dire straits after the floods, it could feed our hungry children, pay for our roads and infrastructure or improve our educational facilities.

    Heck, even buying 1 million guns for our soldiers would be better than more nukes. Just ask US and Russia how expensive it is to maintain nukes. Constant security also needed to prevent extremist from taking 1.

    Even if we have 500 nukes and India only has 100, we all still die in a nuclear war.Recommend

  • PakistaniCanadian
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:28PM

    The perpetual and institutionalized hatred is mutual, unless you are trying to claim Indians love Pakistan. I find it deeply amusing that our Indian friends are on a Pakistani newspaper’s website, responding to Pakistani idiots who are congratulating their own country over a think tank’s report. The misplaced sense of patriotism aside, fact remains that nobody can accurately estimate the number of weapons either country has, or could produce, in a given time.

    For all your whinging Indian government figures, claiming Pakistan is ‘hypnotically obsessed’ with India (which incidentally is true enough), please don’t absolve yourselves of the same crime. Your government went nuclear as a response to Pakistan’s testing of the Ghauri missile. Pakistan being a smaller country, with a smaller military, is fully justified in being obsessed with India. But what excuse does India have to continuously spend a ridiculous amount of money and resources on your military and nuclear program whilst more than half a billion people languish in abject poverty? Recommend

  • kamal
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:33PM

    My dear Pakistani..India does not need any nuclear bomb for Pakistan.However,India needs it for China.Why you want to kill somebody who is committing suicide…Pakistan is committing suicide…Recommend

  • Colorado NRI
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:33PM

    Finally….some good news for the flood victims. Recommend

  • muhamad
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:50PM

    i am so glad the U.S financial help of 5 billion helped. thank you america.Recommend

  • Sara
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:52PM

    Just tag a news relating Indo- Pak and get un numbered comments.


    It doesnt mean Pk have 100 weapons. PK have enough ENRICHED URINIUM to make 1oo Nuke weapons.


    Before 1999 India was in doubt abt Nuclear power of Pakistan so we get War threat and even slodiers on borders more than normal. But these Nuke weapons gave the answer of all those threats.


    Pk started its Nuclear program in 1974. But what about 1971?

    Can any body forget the words of INDIRA GANDHI about SAKOOT E DHAKA?


    That time we had so called friendship with India, no Hostile relations, A very Happy TASHQAND AGREEMENT**, Indian movies were being played in Pakistani cinemas, then why INDIRA GANDHI felt to say that?

    Fact is this: what ever sweet words u speak, clear enemy can not become friend.

    1000 years of collaboration couldnt absorb Islam into HINDUISM. and that is our IDEOLOGY.Recommend

  • RH
    Jan 31, 2011 - 7:52PM

    No you don’t, you don’t question Indian spending on nukes, you generalize that we set up terror camps, whereas you, you set up love shacks?! Incorrect, I don’t believe for one minute that the people of India look at themselves’ before pointing a finger at Pakistan. If you have any idea of what we feel about our corrupt politicians, then you would understand which people have their head on straight. We’ve never given power to the Mullahs and have bearded fanatics who want to kill and bomb in our top echelon, but who has had the evil BJP in power before? To the ashes with a democracy like your’s. If you can remind us of our problems, then have the gall to take it in your face when we spell out your problems. And you have many many more than you can actually comprehend. Incredible India! And regarding your comments on Pakistan bashing on a Pakistani website, duh! You are bashing Pakistan, expect nothing worse in return. Recommend

  • Sara
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:05PM

    If India believe that we are weak and can not compete her,

    India will not waste time to collapse Pakistan.

    REST: Will India have war with Pakistan or not?

    Due to Nuke weapons America will try to avoid full war between india and pakistan.
    and india knows that war will destroy her ECONOMY, due to HOLLY SHOWERS of President ZARDARI we have forgotten which sparrow is named as ECONOMY.Recommend

  • Sara
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:09PM

    In 2002 INDIA announced Operation COLD START against Pakistan, but what abt that?

    India never dare to do it, just bcz of ur armed power.

    I know now many Indians will leave stupid replies for me.

    I damn care. Truth cant change.

    Keep writingRecommend

  • Halaku Khan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:16PM

    @ Indians

    Kindly learn how to coup with a burning warship while your drunk naval officers along with their families and civilians are having a boat cruise on it.. and then educate us on taking care of our nuclear aresnal.. also dont give us A.Q Khans example.. we all know how India used a Canadian reactor to built its nuclear program and how countries like Israel came up with the a-bomb.

    “There was flooding inside the ship after firefighters poured water to control the fire…”

    Navy is dumb, the firefighters are even worse.Recommend

  • kumar
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:23PM

    @Shoaib Pervaiz:
    hmm..This is indeed disturbing news. Time for india to ramp up to 500 or 1000 warheads. I think the govt of pak not involved, this shows how powerful army is within pakistan. If there’s a war, its all over. So be it.Recommend

  • Jan 31, 2011 - 8:31PM

    In spite of the 2009 $7.5 billion aid package for Pakistan legislation stipulating regular assessment of whether any money is spend directly or indirectly on Pakistan’s nuclear program, Pakistan’s deployed nuclear weapons are estimated to have cross 100, and there has been an increase in plutonium production according to some reports.Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Jan 31, 2011 - 8:52PM

    The emergence of Pakistan will help re-balance the power situation and make the world bi-polar again.

    Also a couple of Pakistanis like AA Zardari or Gilani or Kayani may acquire similar stature as Alexander, Leonidas I, Sun Tzu, Hannibal Barca & Julius Caesar.

    Congratulations to Pakistan on such a magnificent achievement ! Recommend

    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:33PM

    hahaha……makes me laugh..whats the use of stockpiling arsenal when u cannot use them???
    now its serious…none of us (nor india nor pakistan) can use them….the results would be disastrous…

    as for balance of power….the existence of very nuclear arsenal in the subcontinent has disturbed it….we cant balance power by adding up more weapons….after all every bullet we create has someones name written on it…

    i consider that even mother earth has grouped us into a single geographic region the SUBCONTINENT…..we defy her….we created hatred among us ourselves….and we both r paying for it till day….

    u pile up 100 we will make twice then u thrice..where will it lead us…i dunno….i wonder in which scenario will our future generation wake up….poverty, hunger, illiteracy…

    i m not afraid of pakistan building up its arsenal…its good…build it up….what i feel most scariest is of the future scenario of hunger and poverty and illitereacy and hatred in both the countries……Recommend

  • Paras Vikmani
    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:39PM

    @ pakistanicanadian

    india has to spend bcoz we have china as a bigger threatRecommend

  • Nael
    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:45PM

    To all the Indians around here, stop preaching. There is enough hunger and deprivation in India. Your $ 256 Billion and 100 nuclear weapons have not yet fed 800 million properly, the remaining 300 million are barely above poverty line. If you have not been to Pakistan, come over and evaluate objectively, your jaws will drop to see how far ahead Pakistan is from India in terms infrastructure and general wellbeing. Yes you have democracy which you continue to drum about along with your faithful western allies but don’t forget you are down in the pit and have long ways to go before you can even qualify to be a developing nation. We know our problem and we will InshaAllah fix them. Another nation with so many problems and such useless leaders would have fallen apart. Don’t under estimate Paki power. Now go back and focus on sorting your own house rather than giving us wise ones.Recommend

  • a ercelan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:46PM

    dreadful to be “ahead” in the capacity of mass murder. instead, should not pakistan aim to be morally superior to the usa, russia, china, india, israel, ..?Recommend

  • Hindi ha hum
    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:56PM

    @Usman Ahmad:
    It is for you only.
    we Indians are play over fission bomb,because world have more power full bomb(fusion-Hydrogen bomb and the most power full bomb is antimatter bomb,in it 99.99% mass converted though it is in developmental stage)
    So we are looking for them.In those case I think Pak has not any experts.
    Secondly how will they(Pak) detonate the bombs by missile!!!!!!!! funn
    Our laser development is in the final stage( if any fault is seen we can import also).laser can hit the target with in 3000Km distance with the speed of light and the target has no escape.So the bomb will detonate in the the Pak’s aerospace.
    tab lane ka dena parjaga.
    So we are not fearing the atom bomb at all.Creating more of it is only wastage of time.Thats why Pak arm force still decade away because they don’t look forward advanced technology earlier.
    Today war is fought by technology not not by the power of old weapon
    So what Congratulation to pak atomic team from a Indian for century. Recommend

  • Amer
    Jan 31, 2011 - 9:59PM

    Some really smart Pakistans and Indians commenting here saying sweet words about each other and the guys at Washington Post are having a ball with this story that they just cooked up! Recommend

  • Starving for intellect
    Jan 31, 2011 - 10:23PM

    WOW.. Nice…
    BUT.. Can it feed the hungry?
    Ok, can it teach the illiterate?
    Can it house the homeless?
    Can it cure the ill?
    Oh Darn… Wait wait, can it give any of us a better living standard?
    No? Then what on Earth can it do?
    Oh… it can obliterate my enemy and turn it to nuclear dust while rendering the ground infertile and the people in a few thousand miles radius mutated and/or dead because of radioactive fallout?..
    Zabardast.. ALLAH OH AKBAR
    MashAllah MashAllah.. ZABARDAST ..
    Allah (SWT) hamain aisay hee TARAQEE KAY RASTAY PAR GAMZUN RAKHAY.. AMEEENRecommend

  • Nael
    Jan 31, 2011 - 10:33PM

    To all the Indians around here, stop preaching. There is enough hunger and deprivation in India. Your $ 256 Billion and 100 nuclear weapons have not yet fed 800 million properly, the remaining 300 million are barely above poverty line. If you have not been to Pakistan, come over and evaluate objectively, your jaws will drop to see how far ahead Pakistan is in terms infrastructure and general wellbeing. Yes you have democracy which you continue to drum about along with your faithful western allies but don’t forget you are down in the pit and have long ways to go before you can even qualify to be a developing nation. We know our problem and we will InshaAllah fix them. Another nation with so many problems and such useless leaders would have fallen apart. Don’t under estimate Paki power.  Now go back and focus on sorting your own house rather than giving us wise ones.Recommend

  • Sami
    Jan 31, 2011 - 10:57PM

    Long Live PakistanRecommend

  • vijay kiran
    Jan 31, 2011 - 11:09PM

    pakistan..i don’t understand the logic of building twice or thrice nuclear weapons…for us use of only one can wipe you out from world map…so better use the american money wisely…oh ya i remember..the recent flood had destroyed one fifth of your land… Lord….may good thinking start with pakistanis…Recommend

  • forchandan
    Jan 31, 2011 - 11:18PM


  • Sid Kay
    Jan 31, 2011 - 11:28PM

    This is the most hilarious news item I have read in a long time. Anybody who lives in the US knows the low the credibility of Washington Post in terms of authenticity of its reporting.

    The institute (one of the most obscure ones), which has been quoted as making the claim has said that based on their “imagined” basis of production, Pakistan “may” have more weapons.

    Enjoy the fiction.Recommend

  • fahad baloch
    Jan 31, 2011 - 11:34PM

    Not a security insurance 4 a common man.Recommend

  • PakistaniCanadian
    Feb 1, 2011 - 12:16AM

    @Paras Vikmani:

    To both you Indian gentlemen,

    Either the two of you believe everything your politicians shove down your throats, or you think the whole world is stupid enough to believe your politicians. Firstly, China became a nuclear weapons state in 1964. India didn’t even conduct its first test (the Smiling Buddha) until 1974, which incidentally was unsuccessful. But even if we are to believe for one second that the 1974 test was successful, and India still had enough fissionable material to develop more warheads; for an entire decade you were NOT a weapon state. it took you 10 years to realize you needed a nuclear option against China? Or did you all go underground until the Smiling Buddha?

    India truly became a weapons state in 1998 with Pokhran II. This was after the 1993 and 1996 Sino-Indian Bilateral Peace and Tranquility Accords. Unless you are now trying to tell the entire nation of Pakistan that India only signs peace accords for the sake of signing them but continues to distrust the other party, what exactly was the fear from China that lead to Pokhran II? Having settled your border disputes with the PRC, why do you need a nuclear option against them? China has NO history of invading other nations or attacking nations it did not have a border dispute with.

    Stop trying to fool others and making yourselves look foolish in the process. Your nuclear weapons program is Pakistan specific and Pokhran II was a direct result of the uproar in India after the Pakistan ballistic missile test I alluded to earlier. Various factions of the BJP had claimed they would go nuclear if elected, but without the Pakistan missile test (which was a painted North Korean Rodong/Nodong missile), it would not have happened. You guys got suckered into showing your cards, and the whole region is now more dangerous. Congratulations! Recommend

  • kumar
    Feb 1, 2011 - 12:27AM

    @Arsalan J. Sheikh:
    The wealthy and middle class muslims left india for pak in 1947, leaving the underclass muslims behind. They have several children each, and the cycle of poverty perpetuates itself. Some of these underclass muslims dream of going to pak, but pak refuses to accept them and there are long lines in front of pak embassy in delhi.
    As for kashmir, you are only partially right to the extent that security forces trying to stabilise the situation have gone at it with a heavy hand. For example, i have visited kashmir in the early 1980’s and there was no issue or hostility, and most kashmiris have no great love for pak. Kashmir is a privileged state which gets additional federal govt assistance.
    I would say, it is pakistan which has oppressed kashmir, and even worse, it has gifted a third of kashmir to china (aksai chin) – this is a bit like the story of 2 women claiming a baby to be each one’s own, and when the king orders that the baby be divided (physically!) to test the reaction, the fake mother says – yes!Recommend

  • AT
    Feb 1, 2011 - 12:33AM

    wont be surprised if they’re saying we’ve got these many weapons so later they can scare the world into thinking all this pile might go to the mullahs and use it as a use to attack us.Recommend

  • khurram kaleem
    Feb 1, 2011 - 1:18AM

    This is junk reporting why would pakistan need 110 devices.

    This probably is by the Pentagon to allocate more funds by US congress for anti pak activity account.just a wild guess!Recommend

  • Feb 1, 2011 - 1:18AM

    When are we going to use these nukes? I hope the new breed of humans will be much sensible!Recommend

  • Romm
    Feb 1, 2011 - 1:20AM

    Pakistan Paindabad. I am surprised Indians are talking about poverty. Bhooka Nanga Hindustan, Jaan se Payyara Pakistan. This is most popular slogan in Indian accupied Kashmir.Recommend

  • DJ
    Feb 1, 2011 - 2:26AM

    Dear Pakistani Bretheren,

    It doesn’t matter how many nuclear arsenals you have, all you need is one arsenal to trigger a destruction.Recommend

  • amjad
    Feb 1, 2011 - 2:58AM

    Hundred or thousand! After reaching certain number they do not really matter, except to make you feel good. The consequences are not good for either nation (India or Pakistan) to be the first to use. It is better that both countries plan seriously on a war footing to provide food, water, power, shelter, education, health, security, and bridge the gap between have and have nots. Both countries will implode if they do not rearrange their priorities.Recommend

  • zahid
    Feb 1, 2011 - 3:13AM

    well why the indians should bother what we are doing. they have lot of cow urine to take care off. rest pakistani peace lovers please remember economics, poverty allievation and welfare things can only be done if country is there to house people. remeber 2001 standoff. with US behind their ass, indians should ask their brave SEENA why they were scared to come forward. remember the threats and boasts of LK Advani right after indian blasts. see the fate of AMAN KI ASHA,they have the capability and more important intentions to undo pakistan. so importance of economics notwithstanding, continous progress is necessary and should not be hampered due to any reason. indians are waiting for us to lower the gaurd, dont fall into the trap. as far as economics i think we should have to stop the corruption both monetary and of attitide. with the potentials we have we can do that and we should do that on priority. we should be ready for war to maitain peace. short coming in one field should not be at the cost of other equally important aspect. so we have two most important things to do: economics and defence. lets work for them in which ever capacity we can. long live pakistan, long live pakistanis. Recommend

  • XX
    Feb 1, 2011 - 4:35AM

    Now it’s very plausible that this is intentionally cooked up. Washington Post is owned by News Corp., owned by Rupert Murdoch, who as we all know is Jewish (from his mother’s side). The editor of WP is Ezra Klein, a 20 or 30-something year-young Jewish boy. David Albright may be related to Madeline Albright, the powerful former US diplomat, born to a wealthy Jewish family Europe that fled the Nazis. She’s the one who once remarked, “What’s the use of having the finest military in the world if you can’t use it?” (exactly the point of 9/11).
    And don’t forget David Headley (‘mastermind’ of Mumbai 26/11), the CIA agent who used to tour India with Israeli citizens. (If you’re not aware of this, just read these:)
    So I personally would not be surprised if this nuclear bomb thing was all cooked up as well.Recommend

  • XX
    Feb 1, 2011 - 4:43AM

    Now it’s very plausible that this is intentionally cooked up. Washington Post is owned by News Corp., owned by Rupert Murdoch, who as we all know is Jewish (from his mother’s side). The editor of WP is Ezra Klein, a 20 or 30-something year-young Jewish boy. David Albright may be related to Madeline Albright, the powerful former US diplomat, born to a wealthy Jewish family Europe that fled the Nazis. She’s the one who once remarked, “What’s the use of having the finest military in the world if you can’t use it?” (exactly the point of 9/11). Recommend

  • M. Suleman Islamabad
    Feb 1, 2011 - 5:20AM

    It is sort of pressure that is putting on Pakistan for FMCT negotiation, because Pakistan is against FMCT (keep existing stockpile and prevent from further production of fissile material for only military purposes). Pakistan’s stance is “total disarmament” (ban on further production and also destroy existing stockpile). it is also relevant to Obama’s nuclear zero mission. now there are two reasons of publishing this article in Washington Post, first, is show to world that Pakistan a fragile state is making more and more bomb that could be theft from non state actors and can create difficulty for world. second, Pakistan has made more bomb than India, so now Pakistan should not block the negotiation of FMCT. but everyone knows actual facts and figures. Pakistan will never accept any discriminatory treaty Recommend

  • M. Suleman Islamabad
    Feb 1, 2011 - 5:38AM

    Dear Waris, as a nuclear analyst i’m strongly agree with you. these nuclear weapons are enough for sufficient nuclear deterrence, in this context u have given good example of china.i really appreciate u

  • Feb 1, 2011 - 5:48AM

    not suprising at all considering india and israels stockpiles increased also… we seriously need peace – all of us regardless of who or where we areRecommend

  • bashi
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:13AM

    This is Pakistan and that was Russia and Pakistanies are reverent to their country and if they have to live hungry and starve to the dignity of the country, they will. its pride an honour for us. And if they have been asked to have rust of that bomb we will more than happy to do that rather being satiated by mint quality food or even slice of bread.Recommend

  • Naeem Siddiqui,Australia
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:23AM

    To all my dear Pakistani and Indian friends!

    Do we really have to beleive on the all the cooked and clueless stroies comming from American papers and media that are based on un-identified sources :)

    “If anything comes from gora country it must be true” Pathetic slave mentality

    This article from Washington post is worth for nothing and its good till now Pakistani government did not even bothered to comment on this garbage.

    I dont know how did they reach on this figure of 110 stockpile, why not 111 0r 109 :) Recommend

  • Mustafa Dildar
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:34AM

    Well, so its a mild clue that years of poorness of nation has got some investment in form of strong stratefic defence sheild, but i think we should also consider the source of news as it can be a strutured campaign against our nuke arsenalsRecommend

  • Naeem Siddiqui,Australia
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:35AM

    Ok Guys I have a breaking news

    “Estimates and Research says that Timbactoo, Combodia, Rawnada and Antarctica have nuclear stockpil between 0 to 1000”

    Now start commenting on this :) LoLRecommend

  • Peace On Earth
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:54AM

    Great, while people in our country are starving to death and others are being ravaged by extremists and adverse weather conditions, our government is spending money on nukes! My, how much we have prospered!Recommend

  • gt
    Feb 1, 2011 - 7:59AM

    Do you think any power, including your buddies, China, will allow ANY S. Asian country to engage in a nuclear exchange? OR EVEN THREATEN TO? Please think VERY clearly, and understand where the Fissile Control Pact is headed.

    Read Shahzad Chaudhry, an Air-Vice Marshal of PAF, or write him letters in Urdu if comprehending English is beyond you, ignorant, misinformed people.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Feb 1, 2011 - 8:44AM

    I think there are little above 200 countries in the world so we must increase them up to 220 so that all may get equal share. More bombs means more electricity, jobs, food, education, health, improvement in water sector so on and so forth. Mubarak Ho.Recommend

  • IZ
    Feb 1, 2011 - 9:21AM

    All hail the mighty Pakistani fauj which has the money to spend on making more nukes but not enough to keep its helicopters gunships flying:

    Why bother allocating money to fight the enemy that is killing you when you can sit in an office and pat yourselves on the back for preparing to fight an imaginary enemy that has no interest in even talking to you?Recommend

  • zain
    Feb 1, 2011 - 9:35AM

    Whats the point of being a nuclear power if you can’t solve energy problems with them! This goes for both India and Pakistan. Whether you have 100 weapons or 1000 it doesn’t matter. What will you do with them? Kill each other, threaten each other……either nation can’t do squat, with out America’s permission we all know that. Pakistan is being controlled by western lobbyist and America is bigging up India to go up against China.

    It has always been India vs China in the race for Asian and ultimately global superiority.

    I judge nations on Human Development and Industrial development. Frankly speaking we aren’t doing all that well, and India you need to deal with your 500 million people living below poverty. Thats twice our population.

    I don’t even understand, why you fight when you should find solutions. If Pakistan is using terror as a buffer against India then India is not behind in supporting insurgencies in Balochistan.Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 1, 2011 - 9:40AM

    i wonder how 100 or 110 secure atomic bombs can cuz such a stirr when plutonium selling on roads on India is not a matter of concern or for that matter thousands of atomic bombs or even hydrogen bombs produced by USA aren’t. The problem with all the countries is that they are too damm scared of Pakistan sorry but its true. So when Pakistan had 30 – 60 atomic bombs they were equally scared and CONCERNED as they are now. So People of the world, we have bigger problems like climate change, poverty, not having food safety n countries not respecting international law and infringing other countries sovereignty and people killing people to enforce their ideals. Lets talk about freedom of choice, religion and equality amongst people and countriesRecommend

  • zara
    Feb 1, 2011 - 9:47AM

    @ kamal … watch out on who is committing suicide it might be india dun be so sure tht its Pakistan read world banks report n thn it would be more appropriate for you to comment something like this. Pakistan will survive and will rise above all others.
    Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan PaindabadRecommend

  • Munawar
    Feb 1, 2011 - 9:56AM

    its great to hear that we have been so much advance in nuclear technolgy which is a good sign for independent country but besides this we have to resolve the basic problem of the people of country bcoz no country named without people therefore each and every problem of the people should be given top priority.Recommend

  • xasan
    Feb 1, 2011 - 10:28AM

    gr8 work Pakistan – ALLAH O AKBER Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Feb 1, 2011 - 10:52AM

    Wonder how many USSR had before it split. Great going Pakistan, how mant to go before you too…?Recommend

    Feb 1, 2011 - 10:59AM

    YOU DONT HAVE MISSILE SHIELD Kilo Ampere Linear Injector) be used in a High-Power Microwave gun, which could destroy incoming missiles and aircraft through soft-kill (destroying the electronic circuitry on the missile). However, weaponising such a system has many obstacles to overcome.Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Feb 1, 2011 - 11:12AM

    ” But what excuse does India have to continuously spend a ridiculous amount of money and resources on your military and nuclear program whilst more than half a billion people languish in abject poverty?”
    Simple answer : China.
    And now even that country will be out of its wits to contain the monster it has created on its western border.
    Agree with you 100%.
    Education, Innovation and Economy are the new weapons to achieve superpower status. Have doubt? Look at South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia…Recommend

  • maitre
    Feb 1, 2011 - 3:09PM

    Its US strategy to downplay Pakistan smart arsenal in order to justify its civil nulear deal with India and exposing Pakistan as a country with agresssive designs. It’s amazing to note that US and the Indians always link Pakistan nuclear deterrent with Afghanistan and Al-Qaeda that pose security threat. They forgot that Pakistan has secured its stockpile against the second super Power of the world’s invasion in Afghanistan; Russia. The Americans and Indians should rather look the amount of nuclear waste they are contributing to increase nuke pollution of the world and stop drumming up their wishful fears. Almost sixty percent of the world nuclear pollution is made by the Americans.Recommend

  • Aqbal
    Feb 1, 2011 - 3:31PM

    Congratulations Military! Dream big !!! We are proud of you. Why not 10,000 nukes next?
    The next inevitable floods are most welcome as long as you Generals get your toys, boys.
    Do not worry, “Egypt” will not happen in Pakistan. No need to spend on education, health care or rural development. What for? The public is happy to eat grass as long as you get you toys for MAD (mutually assured destruction): the public are just dumb driven animals doped and drugged with religious fervor. Recommend

  • chanda
    Feb 1, 2011 - 5:53PM

    @Aqbal… i understand ur words brother…neither u guys there, nor we guys in india…we have worst politicians…Recommend

  • sikandar
    Feb 1, 2011 - 6:15PM

    Yes come boys lets use these and go back to oblivion so that what ever left of the world will talk of some old civilization who were ways ahead of their times.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Feb 1, 2011 - 7:23PM

    The countries are scared of Pakistan because its Army is irresponsible. religiously driven and do not have a rational outlook of world. The Pakistani establishment resorts to blackmailing international community ” Give us Kashmir or else.., Give us aid or we sell the designs to…etc etc.”. Now do you get it?Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Feb 1, 2011 - 7:29PM

    To undo Pakistan only a fool will use nuclear weapons. Its already in proccess of undoing itself.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Feb 1, 2011 - 7:40PM

    And why should we invade you?Recommend

  • bilal
    Feb 1, 2011 - 8:20PM


    lol at least yr politicians didn’t qualify from spending 11 years in jail!!!!1 Recommend

  • Akbar
    Feb 1, 2011 - 10:13PM

    Ha very trueRecommend

  • Usman Ahmad
    Feb 2, 2011 - 11:21AM

    @All those people who were @Usman Ahmad
    I just wondered why were there no comments from Indians. Certainly, all i wanted to do was to read some interesting comments (read bhashans, lectures) by our neighbours from across the border. Alas, they mistook me. They felt as if I were teasing them – which I was not ;-> – and started behaving in their typical manners. Indians who write comments on Pakistani websites are mostly reactionary, paranoid and overly self-assured. I am happy I really managed to teased them all. As for the questions, bhashans, and advices put forward by my fellows, I will certainly not lend a reply to them because I never wrote my real views on this news. Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Feb 2, 2011 - 7:29PM

    @Usman Ahmad,
    My comments were not posted by the mentor. Some of my compatriots too might have met the same faith. In the last 15 days or some, there seems to be some change in ETs policies regarding the posts by Indians.
    This probably explains the absence of Anoop too.Recommend

  • Ibtesam ul Asad Khan
    Feb 2, 2011 - 8:57PM

    Lets make the globe free of nuclear weapons for our children and humanity…Recommend

  • hassan.asif
    Feb 2, 2011 - 10:36PM

    For specific complaints and enquiries, please email Best regards (Web Desk)Recommend

  • Usman Ahmad
    Feb 3, 2011 - 7:49AM

    @Ash.. Oh! I miss Anoop too…or he might be busy..I guessRecommend

  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Feb 3, 2011 - 9:16AM

    Good News! By how many times should we be capable of destroying each other?

    Is it still not the time to focus on the hungry, sick and the illiterates? Can we not let our gingoism aside for a while?

    Sincerely / Sharjeel JawaidRecommend

  • Jeddy
    Feb 3, 2011 - 2:19PM

    They first they simply hated us for existing, the hated for trying to build the bomb, after that hated us for exploding it, now they hate us because we have more than Britain and France. When will they stop hating us?Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Feb 3, 2011 - 5:37PM


  • Sharma
    Feb 3, 2011 - 8:54PM

    Great job by pakistani nuclear scientists and politicians :) .

    Well india is poor ,we have 33% population who are living under poverty line.

    India doesnt need any more nuclear bombs.Same money could be invested on social sectors.

    Nuclear deal would suffice to generate electricty.Recommend

  • jan g
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:26PM

    Pakistan nuclear technology is much better than India which depicts that we have talent.Instead of being any jealousy felt by indian commentators.These commentators said their scientist to improve their atomic technology.

  • Tony Singh
    Feb 7, 2011 - 6:37PM

    @jan g:
    If it was that better you would not be wasting money making more of them. Its fear that some may fizzle out is making you go for the quantity.Recommend

  • Indian
    Feb 14, 2011 - 7:18PM

    we Indians don’t care about ur neuclear weapons…………….

    increase more nuclear power, as u need more 2 destroy us…………
    but we need 4-5 of them(as pakistan is a small country)….
    as your bhutto said “we will eat grass but we will make neuclear weapons”
    but who will eat grass its not u but the millions of poor people in ur country..Recommend

  • Malik Suleman
    Feb 14, 2011 - 8:31PM

    Hello dear Indian as u know that the negotiation of FMCT is continue on the platform of CD, and i hope u would know that Pakistan is only one country which is opposing FMCT negotiation, for that reason international community especially world media has been become against Pakistan. It is also a trifle of Washington post that pakistan is making rapidly growing its nuclear arsenal quantity but it is not true, its sole purpose is put pressure on Pakistan in order to Pakistan agree on FMCT negotiation. dear the purpose of nuclear arsenal is deter to war rather than to fight war. Pakistan’s nuclear purpose is only deter to war rather than fight war with India. so My dear Indian must think, but with cool mind rather than emotionally.
    Malik Suleman. . Recommend

  • Demril Shaikh
    Feb 16, 2011 - 2:54PM

    We cant eat Nuclear Bombs…but we can feed them to our enemies who never get tired of barking at us hahahahahhahaha….Long Live Pakistan…Love you…Recommend

  • Indian
    Apr 2, 2011 - 12:50AM

    India has a huge thorium ores, about 25% of the worlds thorium ores exist in India, while thorium cannot instantiate the chain reaction by itself, for that purpose uranium pillets r required to ignite the reaction, Indians r using their uranium pilllets to construct more powerful futuristic thorium based weapons, already a 500 megawatt thorium is under construction, read the article carefully
    “While Pakistan has produced more nuclear-armed weapons, India is believed to have larger existing stockpiles of such fissile material for future weapons. That long-term Indian advantage, Pakistan has charged, was further enhanced by a 2008 US-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement. The administration has deflected Pakistan’s demands for a similar deal.”Recommend

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