Pakistan poised to become the fifth largest nuclear power state in the World: International Report

Pakistan poised to become the fifth largest nuclear power state in the World: International Report
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*LONDON - An international report has revealed that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could grow to 250 warheads within the next seven years.*

* If the South Asian country continues expanding its nuclear weapon programme and delivery capabilities then it is poised to become the fifth largest nuclear power of the World.*

*Revelations have been made in a report published on August 31 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.*

Authored by members of the Federation of American Scientists, the 12-page long report points out that the country is expanding its uranium-enrichment and plutonium production facilities, as well as developing several delivery systems, says Jane's Defence Weekly.

“Pakistan continues to expand its nuclear arsenal with more warheads, more delivery systems, and a growing fissile materials production industry … We estimate that the country’s stockpile could … grow to 220 to 250 warheads by 2025, if the current trend continues,” states the report, pointing out that this would make Pakistan the world’s fifth-largest “nuclear weapon state”.

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