Shocking Revelation: Inside Pakistan’s Secret Nuclear Arsenal Growth – You Won’t Believe What’s Happening!

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, made a resolute declaration in 1965 when he stated, “If India were to develop a nuclear bomb, we would endure hardship, even hunger, but we would acquire our own.” However, it took more than three decades and a clandestine network of theft and espionage for Pakistan, one of the world’s poorest nations, to ultimately attain nuclear capability.

In the current global political landscape, Pakistan is recognized as a de facto nuclear state, having established its nuclear program outside the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), following a philosophy of ‘beg, borrow, or steal,’ as stated by geopolitical experts.

Gary Milhollin, a leading authority on the proliferation of nuclear weapons, asserts that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal would not exist without China’s assistance.

According to a specialized report published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on September 11, titled the ‘2023 Pakistan Nuclear Handbook,’ it is estimated that Pakistan now possesses a stockpile of approximately 170 nuclear warheads, marking a gradual increase from the previous year.

With no official statements from the nation regarding the size of its nuclear arsenal, researchers Eliana Jones and Matt Korda from the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists employ commercially available satellite imagery to document the expansion at military garrisons and air force bases. This expansion includes not only more warheads but also additional delivery systems and an expanding fissile material production industry.

To gain insight into the nation’s nuclear strategy, the India Today OSINT team interviewed Matt Korda, the author of the handbook and a senior researcher for the Nuclear Information Project. Korda emphasized India’s perspective, stating, “We estimate that India and Pakistan possess similar-sized nuclear stockpiles, but their postures differ significantly. Pakistan appears to prioritize tactical nuclear weapons for potential use at the onset of a conflict, while India is developing a more ‘traditional’ nuclear triad capable of countering threats from both Pakistan and China.”

However, it is evident that nuclear tensions in South Asia are increasing. Both nations are enhancing their nuclear readiness and developing systems designed for rapid deployment in a crisis. Recent events, such as India’s BrahMos accident and potential challenges in Pakistan’s missile tracking capabilities, suggest that strategic stability between India and Pakistan is becoming increasingly fragile.”

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