July 7, 2022

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The U.S. official said Pakistan could increase the number of nuclear weapons

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A top Pentagon intelligence official has said that Pakistan could increase its nuclear arsenal if it maintains India’s nuclear and military capabilities. According to the official, Pakistan will continue to modernize and expand its nuclear capabilities.

Lt. Gen. Scott Barrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Senate Armed Services Committee Told members

“Pakistan considers nuclear weapons as very important to its country, given the strength of India’s nuclear weapons and conventional military forces,” he said.

“Pakistan will modernize and expand its nuclear capabilities by 2022 with training and development of new distribution systems.”