These Countries Have The Highest Number of Nuclear Weapons

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.


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.


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