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SIPRI : Annual Assessment

SIPRI : Annual Assessment

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released its annual assessment, highlighting the increase in nuclear weapons as countries pursue force modernization and expansion plans.

Findings :

  • Nine nuclear-armed states USA, Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel. USA and Russia possess almost 90% of all nuclear weapons
  • Deployed Nuclear Warheads is  USA (Largest number)> Russia> France > UK
  • Total Inventory of Nuclear Warheads Russia is (Highest total inventory)> USA> China
  • Countries with No Deployed Nuclear Warheads are India, China, Pakistan, North Korea and Isreal
  • India’s Nuclear Warhead Stockpiles is  Total: 164; India and Pakistan are Expanding nuclear arsenals and the Development of new types of nuclear delivery systems
  • The decline in Nuclear Warheads Primarily due to the dismantling of retired warheads by the USA and Russia

About SIPRI:

  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (HQ: Solna, Stockholm, Sweden; est. 1966) is an independent international institute based in Stockholm.
  • It provides data, analysis and recommendations for armed conflict, military expenditure and arms trade as well as disarmament and arms control.