Pakistan’s nuclear weapon arsenal tops 100: US report


AFP

WASHINGTON — Pakistan has doubled its nuclear weapons stockpile over the past several years, increasing its arsenal to more than 100 deployed weapons, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.

Citing U.S. non-government analysts, the newspaper said that only four years ago, the Pakistani nuclear arsenal was estimated at 30 to 60 weapons.

“They have been expanding pretty rapidly,” the report quoted David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, as saying.