The total nuclear arsenal between India and China can destroy the world many times over – Business Insider India

  • China is the second largest military spender in the world, followed by India.
  • Over the last one year, both the countries have increased their nuclear weapon stockpile but India is still far behind China in terms of the total nuclear warheads.
  • India owns nearly 150 warheads while China has a nuclear inventory of 320 weapons.
  • Pakistan has 160 nuclear weapons or torpedoes. That, and India’s nuclear stockpile, accounts for a little over 2% of the world’s nuclear arsenal.
  • The US and Russia, however, possess over 90% of the global nuclear warheads.

The brewing tension between the Asian nuclear superpowers — India and China is likely to make the whole world nervous.

China is the second largest military spender in the world, followed by India. Over the last one year, both the countries have increased their nuclear weapon stockpile but India is still far behind China in terms of the total nuclear warheads.

China has 320 warheads — more than India and Pakistan combined

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According to the recent data by the Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), China has more than double the number of nuclear weapons compared to India. As of January 2020, India owns nearly 150 warheads while China has a nuclear inventory of 320 weapons.

The report comes on the backdrop of the ongoing standoff between India and China at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, along the
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