Pakistan Spends $2.5 Billion A Year On Its Arsenal
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:11 PM
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Pakistan is estimated to be in possession of more nuclear weapons than India and is currently spending about $ 2.5 billion a year to develop its arsenal.—AP Photo
According to a news report published in The Hindu, Pakistan is estimated to be in possession of more nuclear weapons than India and is currently spending about $ 2.5 billion a year to develop its arsenal.
The report titled 'Assuring Destruction Forever: Nuclear Modernisation Around the World', states that Pakistan is moving from an arsenal based wholly on HEU to greater reliance on lighter and more compact plutonium-based weapons, which is made possible by a rapid expansion in plutonium production capacity.
According to the findings of the report Pakistan is estimated to have 90-110 nuclear weapons.
The report also signifies that Pakistan has a number of short, medium and longer range missile road-mobile ballistic surface-to-surface missiles in various stages of development.
On the contrary India is estimated to be in possession of 80-100 of nuclear warheads.
The report also states that India is also developing a range of delivery vehicles, including land and sea-based missiles, bombers, and submarines.
Pakistani GDP 2011: $211 Billion
GDP Growth 2011-2012: 3.7% (Estimate)
GDP Ranking: 47th (15th In Asia)
Pakistani Trade 2010-2011: $65.22 Billion
Trade With Neighbours: $16.7 Billion
China ($10B) | India ($2.7B) | Afghanistan ($2.5B) | Iran ($1.5B)
Trade With US/EU: $16.38 Billion
Trade with GCC: $16 Billion
Pakistani Mobile Phone Subscriptions: 118 million (2012)
Pakistani Internet Connections: 22 million (2012)
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