atynews.com – Pakistan is predicted to have 220 to 250 nuclear warheads by 2025. This country continues to increase its nuclear weapons widely.
So it’s no wonder that some observers in the world’s defense have predicted that Pakistan will become the 5th country with the largest nuclear power in the world.
According to information published by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency (US), in 1999, Pakistan had 140-150 nuclear warheads and was estimated to have increased from 60 to 80 warheads by 2020.
“We estimate that the country’s inventories can more realistically grow to 220-250 warheads by 2025, if the current trend continues. If that happens, it will make Pakistan the fifth largest nuclear weapons country in the world,” said Hans M Kristensen, Robert S Norris and Julia Diamond in a report titled “Pakistani Nuclear Forces 2018”.
Kristensen, lead author of the report, is the director of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Nuclear Information Project in Washington, DC.
According to the report, over the past decade, the US’s assessment of nuclear weapons security in Pakistan has changed a lot from faith to attention, especially as a result of the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons.
“With several shipping systems under construction, four plutonium production reactors, and the developing uranium enrichment facility, however, Pakistan has inventories that are likely to increase further over the next 10 years,” the report continued, as quoted by the Hindustan Times on Friday (7/9). / 2018).
Pakistan continues to expand its nuclear weapons with more warheads, more shipping systems and industrial production of growing fissile material.