Monday, January 31, 2011

Pakistan has made strengthen its Nuclear Capability

The Washington Post published a story on Monday, mentioning US non-government analysts that Pakistan has gone beyond India in the atomic field, with almost 100 installed nuclear arsenals, a doubling-up of its store over the past many years. 

The Post said that only four years before, the Pakistani nuclear arsenal was projected at 30 to 60 weapons. The report, quoting experts, added, "The Pakistanis have drastically speeded up manufacture of uranium and plutonium for bombs and developed new weapons to bring them. After years of approximate weapons equality, Pakistan has now framed in front of India, its nuclear-armed neighboring enemy.

"But Brig. Nazir Butt, defense envoy at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, neither accepted and nor rejected the Washington Post’s report and has said that Pakistan's weapons and the position of its production amenities were top secret.

Brig. Butt was mentioned as saying by the Post. "Being a nuclear command, we are very sure of our preventive abilities because Pakistan lives in a hard region and will never be ignorant to its security requirements. The President of the Institute for Science and International Security, David Albright, was referred as saying, “Pakistan has been increasing its nuclear capability rapidly. He said because of fast production of plutonium and extremely improved uranium,
Pakistan may now have an armory of equal to 110 weapons. India is expected to have 60 to 100 weapons.

Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists and the writer of the annual global nuclear weapons inventory published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, said, "It is very difficult to say that how much the U.S. knows, and quoted as saying, “Pakistan is a friend, and they can't destabilize with a statement of concern in public. But as per the Post, the government's resolve to take the fissile materials prohibit to achievement this year may require it to tackle more directly the issue of proliferation in South Asia.

"In politically breakable Pakistan, the management is fixed between worries of proliferation or potential terrorist challenges to grab nuclear materials and Pakistani distrusts that the United States intends to manage or edge its weapons program and favors India," the newspaper said.

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