India expanding its nuclear arsenal - SIPRI

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Stockholm-based defence think tank SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) claimed on June 13 that India had 160 nuclear warheads as of January 2022, indicating India's expansion of nuclear arsenal.

  • India's nuclear stockpile increased from 156 in January 2021 to 160 in January 2022.

  • Nuclear stockpile of neighbouring countries

  • Pakistan's nuclear stockpile remains at 165 in January 2021 and January 2022.

  • In January 2021 and January 2022, China had 350 nuclear warheads.

  • China is nearing substantial expansion of its nuclear weapons arsenal, satellite images indicate, including the construction of more than 300 new missile silos.

  • India and Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, and both countries introduced the new type of nuclear system in 2021 and continue to develop it.

  • Countries with nuclear weapons

  • As per SIPRI, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have nuclear weapons. 

  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

  • SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. It is funded mainly by the Swedish Government.

  • Established in 1966 

  • Headquarters : Solna, Sweden

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