Latest News: Pakistan may be Building New Nuclear Site

Pakistan may be Building New Nuclear Site : Pakistan, estimated to have the world's fastest-growing nuclear stockpile could be building a new uranium enrichment complex according to commercial satellite imagery analysed by Western defence experts.

The construction of a new site, based in the town of Kahuta some thirty kilometres east of Islamabad, provides fresh evidence of how Pakistan is seeking to boost its atomic arsenal a goal which is in consistent with the principles of the Nuclear Suppliers  the country is seeking to join, said the analysis. Pakistan, which conducted its first nuclear tests in 1998 is believed to have around 120 nuclear weapons, more than India, Israel and North Korea.

Key Notes
  • The construction of a new site is situated in the town of Kahuta some thirty kilometres east of Islamabad
  • Pakistan is believed to have around 120 nuclear weapons, more than India, Israel and North Korea.
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Source: The Times of India

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