These Countries Have The Highest Number of Nuclear Weapons

April 17, 2017 | Brian


For those people who lived during the Cold War, the conversation about nuclear weapons is nothing new. Although it petered out for awhile post-USSR, it appears to be making a comeback in 2017. So which nations have nuclear capabilities today? It’s a complicated answer with a lot of unknown variables. Here’s what we know, it’s more than a few countries.

India

nuclear missile countries

Number of Missiles: 100

India hasn’t been vocal about their nuclear capabilities, but the country definitely has a healthy arsenal. Since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the 1960’s, India has made gradual strides towards nuclear capabilities. Their program was initiated in 1967 and its first test occurred in 1974, a surprise to the rest of the world. A second test would occur 24 years later. Although India isn’t considered a nuclear threat in 2017, they are constantly on guard because of tensions with neighbor Pakistan.