Pakistan maintains a lead in the number of nuclear warheads when compared to arch-rival India, according to an assessment by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on Monday, reported The Times of India.
The Indian publication noted that the country was now reliant on developing a deterrence capability which focused on survival in fear of strikes by Pakistan.
According to the newspaper, Islamabad has 140-150 nuclear warheads, as compared to 130 nuclear warheads owned by New Delhi. China, compared to the two countries, has 280 nuclear weapons.
The SIPRI report also highlighted that superpowers like the United States and Russia possess thousands of nuclear weapons, and account for 92 per cent of the nuclear stockpiles around the world. Read More