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Pakistan spent Rs 184 trillion on nuclear plan in 32 years
Pakistan has spent a recurring two percent of its national budget ever since the conception of its nuclear programme in 1972, a well-placed official source functioning under the Ministry of Defence revealed, brushing aside speculations about Pakistan spending huge amounts on its nuclear programme.

According to the calculation, Pakistan has spent in total an amount of only Rs 184.295 trillion in the last 32 years. A statistical study reveals that India may have spent three times more than Pakistan on its defence and nuclear enrichment programme. At present, India has between 50 and 100 nuclear devices. India is also capable of delivering its nuclear weapons against targets in Pakistan via French Mirages and Soviet SU-30 fighter-bombers or indigenous Agni-medium range missiles. India has worked on a longer range Agni plus, capable of striking major urban centres in eastern China. India is also developing a submarine-based delivery system in order to have the third leg of nuclear triad. India will eventually succeed in developing a submarine-based launch capability, former US diplomats serving in Pakistan and India have mentioned to the Bush administration.

Barring some sort of South Asia arms agreement, India will certainly continue expanding its nuclear weapons capabilities, this is similarly true with regard to missile delivery systems. Thus, in the absence of any result oriented discussions between Pakistan-India that too in a limited time span and confidence-building measures, the threat of any major conflict going nuclear remains real but on part of Pakistan it will be the last resort and only if it is a do or die situation for Pakistan.



Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 5:48 AM

 

 
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