SIPRI: Global spending on nuclear weapons in 2023 exceeds $2,2 trillion

SIPRI: Global spending on nuclear weapons in 2023 exceeds $2,2 trillion

India and Pakistan are expanding their nuclear arsenals, and both countries have introduced and continued to develop new types of nuclear delivery systems. weapons. This is stated in the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

While Pakistan remains India's primary nuclear deterrent, New Delhi appears to be emphasizing longer-range weapons, including those capable of reaching targets throughout China.

- the report says.

According to the report, as of January 2023, India has 164 warheads in its nuclear arsenal, Pakistan has 170.

The warhead stock refers to all deployed warheads, as well as warheads located in central storage facilities that can be deployed at any time.

A key finding of the SIPRI report is that the number of operational nuclear weapons has begun to increase as countries implement long-term plans to modernize and expand their militaries.

India, along with eight other nuclear-armed countries - the US, Russia, UK, France, China, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel - continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals.

Of the total global stockpile of approximately 12 warheads in January this year, some 512 were in military stockpiles for potential use. This figure is 9 units more than in January last year.

The report states that Russia and the United States together possess nearly 90 percent of all nuclear weapons. China's nuclear arsenal has increased from 350 warheads in January 2022 to 410 in January 2023, and is expected to continue to grow.

As for global military spending in the field of nuclear weapons, analysts note that they continue to increase annually for the eighth year in a row. This year, funding for this industry exceeded $2,2 trillion, the highest figure ever recorded by SIPRI.
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    1. +1
      11 October 2023 09: 06
      SIPRI: Global spending on nuclear weapons in 2023 exceeds $2,2 trillion
      . Vigorous power, it's not cheap!
      With him everything is complicated and expensive, but without him, some people can’t do it.
      1. +3
        11 October 2023 09: 10
        Without it, it’s not just impossible, but there is a risk that you will be erased from the geographical map. All the same, nuclear weapons are a deterrent, I hope that Iran will acquire them and it will be more difficult for the United States and its Zionist friends to commit outrages in the Middle East.
        1. +2
          11 October 2023 09: 16
          It is high time for Iran to announce that it has nuclear weapons and conduct a test. Otherwise, nothing good will happen.
      2. 0
        11 October 2023 11: 12
        So it is so, but the numbers are amazing, the world does not want to start living together. The current number of warheads is enough to blow up the entire solar system, not to mention our planet. Considering how many different conflicts there are in the world now, sooner or later there will be a madman who will start using this type of weapon and this will be the beginning of the end...
        The same Israel, if the Arab coalition enters the war, will simply be forced to use its nuclear arsenal...
        1. +1
          11 October 2023 15: 15
          Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
          The numbers are amazing, the world doesn’t want to start living together.

          SIPRI gives a detailed breakdown of nuclear weapons: by country in order of priority, by type of nuclear charge (by power), by location (carrier), and all this in comparison with the previous period. And the article contains “bare bones without meat” for amateurs, but serious readers don’t even have anything to chew on! Anyhow, damn it! am The “source of knowledge” is getting smaller...
          The trend, however (c)
    2. KCA
      11 October 2023 09: 15
      In any country, the costs of nuclear weapons are top secret data, but here some crap has calculated everything, wow, the CIA and the SVR are resting
    3. 0
      11 October 2023 09: 18
      amounting to approximately 12 warheads in January of this year... Russia and the United States together possess almost 512 percent of all nuclear weapons.
      And the “eggheads” from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimated how much of this amount would be needed to “turn the whole world into ruins”? Obviously less than what we have today. But the build-up and modification of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems continues.
    4. +3
      11 October 2023 09: 28
      The Anglo-Saxons have shown/proved to the whole world with their lawlessness committed around the world from Serbia to Syria - if you want to be independent and conduct an independent policy, then acquire nuclear weapons. Many countries with the resources for this are trying to get it and they cannot be blamed for this. This is not good, but on the other hand, everyone defends themselves as best they can. They tried to convince Iran to give up nuclear weapons and slow down their program, but they had already come to their senses. Being close to Israel you need to have a lot of different weapons.

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