Target India: ‘Pakistan expanding nuclear arsenal’

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme is mainly aimed to address the threat perception it has from India.


August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is making qualitative and quantitative improvements to its nuclear arsenal and “could increase the number of circumstances under which it would be willing to use nuclear weapon,” a US Congressional report has claimed. “Pakistan appears to be increasing its fissile production capability and improving its delivery vehicles in order to hedge against possible increases in India’s nuclear arsenal. Islamabad may also accelerate its current nuclear weapons efforts,” the independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in a report prepared for US lawmakers. CRS claims that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme is mainly aimed to address the threat perception it has from India.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2012.

COMMENTS (3)

Ganesh | 9 years ago | Reply

As pak's nuke arsenal is against India only,its time India treats Pak as man-eater tiger!!In the sense that man-eater tiger has to be destroyed at any cost and India has to think that its the only option!!Especially if one considers that "non state actors" can attack Airforce base near Islamabad,"non state actors" can as well confiscate nukes and blow them in India!!

abdullah khan | 9 years ago | Reply Yes the pak have one Enemy Govt. It name is India and India still not Accepting the creation and Existence of Pakistan India creating Pakistan phobia in their own peoples hearts Also. And it is inherit perception of Indian state. That's why the perception of pak Army and Civil govt is Genuine.
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