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Global stockpile of nuclear weapons set to increase for first time since Cold War

According to an international study which was released on Monday, the world’s stockpile  of nuclear weapons are expected to grow for the first time in the coming decades since the Cold War.

The nine nuclear-armed nations of the world, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea, putting their efforts to modernize and expand their nuclear assets at a rate that could increase over the upcoming decade.

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The Stockholm Institute for International Peace (SIPRI) said it in the newly published Yearbook 2022. “There are clear indications that the reductions of the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons which was characterized before cold war have now ended” said senior Wilfred One. SIPRI fellows were cited in the publication.

All nuclear-armed nations are expanding or modernizing their role in weapons and military strategy while sharpening their nuclear rhetoric, said Wang, head of the SIPR Weapons of Mass Destruction Program. “This is a very worrisome trend,” he added.

According to SIPRI, Russia and the United States together own more than 90% of all nuclear weapons, and the other seven countries are developing or deploying new weapons systems.

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China, in particular, is in the process of significantly expanding its nuclear stockpile, and satellite images suggest the construction of more than 300 new missile silos, the institute claimed.

Therefore, she added that, following the delivery of new mobile rockets and submarines, several additional warheads have been assigned to Chinese operations forces over the past year.

China, in particular, is in the process of significantly expanding its nuclear stockpile, and satellite images suggest the construction of more than 300 new missile silos, the institute claimed.

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Therefore, she added that, following the delivery of new mobile rockets and submarines, several additional warheads have been assigned to Chinese operations forces over the past year.

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