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US supports Indian Nuclear Arsenal

US supports Indian Nuclear Arsenal

Two top American nuclear experts have spoken publicly about India’s new plans with their growing arsenal of nuclear weaponry, especially in regards to current events.

The India-China border feud has been underway for over twenty days, and India is now preparing for possible conflict with the Communist superpower.

Previously, the Indian arsenal of nuclear weapons had most of its focus bent on India’s Western neighbor, Pakistan, since that country has served as the most prominent threat to the nation.

However, India is now placing more emphasis on targeting China with its nuclear weapons, given the continuously rising conflict over China’s border crossing.

According to the two American experts, India now has about six hundred kilograms of weapon-grade plutonium, which can make up to two hundred nuclear warheads (however, not all of it has been made into nuclear warheads as of yet).

With these supplies at hand, India is also developing a weapon which can target the entirety of China from its South Indian base. Of course, these developments to combat China will also have a large effect in India’s plans with focus on Pakistan.

India has also been developing seven nuclear weapon systems: two aircraft systems, four land-based systems, and one sea-based system. At least four more systems will be developed alongside these seven, if not more.

The Agni weapons are also receiving major upgrades: for one, the Angi-2 can now fire either a nuclear or conventional warhead to reach a target over two thousand kilometers away.

The Agni-4 is the weapon that will be able to reach almost all targets in China from northwestern India, including Beijing. However, the Agni-5, the most advanced in the series, will be able to fire a warhead to reach a target over five thousand kilometers away.

This will be the weapon that will be able to target all of China from bases in Central Indian and South Indian bases, which are a safer distance away.

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