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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

VI. Indian nuclear forces

Chapter:
10. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2021, India was estimated to have a growing inventory of about 156 nuclear weapons, an increase of roughly 6 from the previous year (see table 10.7). These weapons are assigned to a maturing nuclear triad of aircraft, land-based missiles and ballistic missile submarines. The warhead estimate is based on calculations of India’s inventory of weapon-grade plutonium, the number of operational nuclear-capable delivery systems, India’s nuclear doctrine, publicly available information on the Indian nuclear arsenal, and private conversations with defence officials. The Indian Government itself does not provide much public information about the status of its nuclear forces, other than occasional parade displays and announcements about missile flight tests. India is expanding the size of its nuclear weapon inventory as well as its infrastructure for producing nuclear warheads.

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "10. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-057.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 10. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-057.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "10. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-010-div1-057.xml
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