India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 19, 2012
India is the world's largest recipient of arms while South Korea is second and Pakistan and China are third in the list, reveals data on international arms transfers published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The volume of worldwide arms transfers in 2007-11 was 24 percent higher than in 2002-06 and the five largest ...
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 7, 2012
Pakistan possessed up to 110 nuclear weapons and spent a whopping USD 2.2 billion on its atomic arsenal last year, claims a report by an international NGO, prompting Islamabad to call it "highly exaggerated".
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 28, 2011
Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has alleged that the country's nuclear weapons are not safe under the present PPP dispensation. Mr Qureshi's comments evoked an angry response from the government, which rejected his contention as "baseless".
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 7, 2011
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that the country's nuclear weapons are very hard targets and can never be attacked by the United States.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 25, 2011
Pakistan, which used every "legal and illegal" means to go nuclear, shared its secret atomic technology and equipment with countries like Iran and Libya, says a report by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), based on disgraced scientist A Q Khan's questioning, which was circulated among western intelligence agencies.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 6, 2011
The US has a contingency plan to "snatch-and-grab" Pakistan's nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are a threat to either America or its interests, a media report has said, amid strains in bilateral ties.Plans have been drawn up for dealing with worst-case scenarios in Pakistan, NBC news reported quoting current and former US of...
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 28, 2011
Disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan has said he did Pakistan a favour by making the atomic bomb but was "stabbed in the back by the very people who benefited most" from his work - the army.Khan, who now gets a "special pension" from the Pakistani army, also contended that India and Pakistan have not fought a war since 1971 because both countries p...
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 1, 2011
Pakistan has doubled its nuclear arms stockpile to 110 warheads, developing new weapons to deliver them and significantly accelerating production of uranium and plutonium for bombs to edge ahead of India.Islamabad's nuclear weapons stockpile now totals more than 110 deployed weapons in a sharp jump from an estimated 30-80 weapons four years ago, 'W...
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2010
Pakistan may slip over nuclear weapons to the Taliban for use against India in the event of escalated tension or war between the two neighbours, a non-proliferation US commission has said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 13, 2010
Hours after a US study warned of a "very real possibility" that deadly warheads could be stolen by extremists singling out Pakistan as a likely source, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said his country's "nuclear weapons are safe and well-guarded".
World News | Sarah Jacob | Tuesday April 13, 2010
Pakistan is critical to the theme of President Obama's nuclear security summit--to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists. Pakistani PM Gilani will today address the summit and spell out Pakistan's nuclear policy to the world.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 10, 2010
The manner in which India and Pakistan have pursued atomic weapons has "upset the balance of nuclear deterrence", Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 7, 2010
US should ensure that these weapons are not targeted against India", Defence Minister A K Antony said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 4, 2010
Voicing concern over US' reported decision to supply sophisticated weapons to Pakistan, Defence Minister A K Antony said the US should ensure that the "latest tranche of military aid" is used in fighting Al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists and not against India.
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Saturday November 28, 2009
Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari has handed over command of the country's nuclear weapons to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 17, 2009
While Pakistan is estimated to possess 70-90 nuclear weapons, India is believed to have 60-80.
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Sunday October 25, 2009
A freelance video allegedly shows Taliban fighters in South Waziristan area, preparing weapons for an attack on Pakistani troops.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 15, 2009
International worries over Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of the Taliban appeared premature, a UK-based think tank has said.
World News | NDTV Correspondent/Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 1, 2009
Pakistan's atomic weapons stockpile has jumped to an estimated 70-90 warheads from a previous figure of 60.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 22, 2009
A top Al-Qaida commander has warned that if they take over Islamabad's nuclear weapons, they'll "use them" against the US.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 7, 2009
Pakistan has used a substantial amount of military aid from the US to build up its army for a conventional warfare against India.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 3, 2009
Top Pakistani officials are sharing tightly guarded secrets on its weapons programme with western countries.