While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP
While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP

China boosts its nuclear arsenal as world’s stockpile shrinks

  • China, India and Pakistan are modernising their weapons while Russia and the US shed old nuclear arms, say monitors
  • New threats such as chemical and biological weapons emerge, adding to global instability, finds peace research institute

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While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP
While the number of nuclear warheads in the world has fallen since a count in 2019, China, India, Britain, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have increased their nuclear weapon stocks. Photo: AFP
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