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ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogThe Houthis have stepped up missile launches at Saudi cities in recent months/ file photoDUBAI: The Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it launched a missile targeting a facility of oil firm Aramco in Asir in southwestern Saudi Arabia,...
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsIndia has a healthy stockpile of nuclear weapons and despite Pakistan's rapid pace of developing new nuclear warheads, India is fairly confident of its war capabilities. Currently, India owns 130-140 nuclear warheads as compared to Pakistan's 14-150, according to the latest assessment of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. "India and Pakistan are both expanding their nuclear weapon stockpiles as well as developing new land, sea and air-based missile delivery systems. China continues to modernize its nuclear weapon delivery systems and is slowly increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal," said the latest SIPRI report. © Twitter While the twin threat of China and Pakistan cannot be taken lightly, India has built a credible nuclear deterrent which is capable of inflicting heavy damage in a war-like situation. "The number of warheads does not really matter. With a declared no-first use (NFU) nuclear policy, India is keen to ensure survivability and credibility of our assets and NC3 (nuclear command, control, and communication) systems for assured second-strike capabilities…We have achieved this to a large extent," a source told TOI. "For India, nuclear weapons are not war-fighting weapons. But we need credible minimum deterrence, with the certainty of massive retaliation against adversaries," the source further explained. © TOI India recently started the process of inducting the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile (Agni-V) with a range of over 5,000 km almost reaching every nook and corner of China. While there has been a concerted effort from both India and China to grow economically and settle the differences through talks, India's nuclear capabilities do have a key role to play when it comes to foiling China's expansionist plans.