NUCLEAR WEAPONS

China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons

Nuclear missile ‘596’ was detonated at the Lop Nur test base on October 16, 1964, establishing China as the world’s fifth nuclear power. India joined the club a decade later, followed by Pakistan and North Korea

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 October, 2014, 8:38am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 October, 2014, 10:33am
China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons