Pakistan, China Both Have More Nuclear Weapons Than India Does: Think-Tank SIPRIAkash missile system operating in conjunction with Rajendra radar. (Representative Image) (Frontier IndiaNews/Wikimedia)

Renowned conflict and armaments think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has estimated in its Yearbook 2020 that China and Pakistan both possess more nuclear weapons than India, reports Hindustan Times.

The figures which have been updated till January 2020 have pegged the tally of China's nuclear weapons arsenal at 320, while the tally for Pakistan and India has been estimated at 160 and 150 warheads, respectively.

It should be noted that the rankings of the three nations in terms of the number of warheads has remained unchanged since last year, though the number of warheads has changed. China in 2019 had about 290 warheads, Pakistan 150-160 warheads and India had 130-140 warheads.

SIPRI's report has however made a categorical mention of China's significant modernisation of its nuclear arsenal and its development of a so-called nuclear triad comprising of new land-based, sea-based and fighter-jets based nuclear missiles.

Meanwhile, the report has noted that both, India and Pakistan, are slowly increasing the size and diversity of their nuclear arsenal.

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