Pakistan’s increasing fissile production capability has increased the risk of a nuclear war with India, a US Congress report said on 17 June. According to the Congressional report, Islamabad’s development of new types of nuclear weapons, as well as a “full spectrum deterrence” nuclear doctrine present worrying factors. A recent report on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons revealed that the country has 110-130 nuclear warheads. The report, authored by non-proliferation specialists Mary Beth Nikitin and Paul K Kerr, also noted that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is designed to dissuade India from taking military action against it.
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