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Indian nuclear force is entering into new era

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  • For two decades India is in nuclear competition with Pakistan and now it is shifting its focus towards China.
  • M Kristensen and Robert S Norris in their report titled “Indian nuclear forces, 2015” said India has produced between 110 and 120 nuclear warheads
  • They also said that India was estimated to have produced approximately 540 kilogrammes of weapon-grade plutonium, enough for 135 to 180 nuclear warheads.
  • They said that Agni-4 is capable of delivering a single nuclear warhead more than 3,500 kilometres, and therefore can target to strike Beijing and Shanghai from northern India
  • India is planning to construct a second reactor near Visakhapatnam in addition to Dhruva plutonium production reactor near Mumbai

Source: Defense News

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