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India has 85-100 nuclear warheads, around 15-20% of them aren't active.

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Is India nuclear free?

No, India has both civil nuclear power reactors and nuclear weapons

Does India have Nuclear Weapons?

India is not a Party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. India tested what it called a "peaceful nuclear explosive" in 1974 (which became known as "Smiling Buddha"). The test was the first test developed after the creation of the NPT, and created new questions about how civilian nuclear technology could be diverted secretly to weapons purposes (dual-use technology). Though India maintained that its nuclear capability was primarily "peaceful", it apparently weaponized two dozen nuclear weapons for delivery by air between 1988 and 1990. But it was not until 1998 that India tested weaponized nuclear warheads ("Operation Shakti"), including a thermonuclear device. And it is estimated that India has 80-100 nuclear warheads (might not be active).

How many nuclear reactors are there in India India?

As of 2010, India has 20 Nuclear Reactors.

Which countries have nuclear power?

The countries known to have nuclear weapons are: United States Russia United Kingdom France China India Pakistan North Korea Israel Germany, Italy, Japan and South Africa have the capability of building nuclear weapons but have not done so. Canada once had nuclear weapons, but has dismantled its weapons and permanetly deacitvated its nuclear weapons program. So far it is the only country to do so.

Is China a Nuclear free zone?

China is not a nuclear free zone. They have many nuclear weapons. Though China has a nuclear policy which states that they are not allowed to produce,fire, or give away these weapons.

Related questions

Why India should not go for nuclear weapons?

India already has nuclear weapons.

Is India in the nuclear club?

Yes, India has nuclear weapons.

Is India nuclear free?

No, India has both civil nuclear power reactors and nuclear weapons

How many nuclear weapons in India?

124. Mostly 24 Megaton Warheads.

Does Bangladesh have nuclear weapons capability?

No, but it would be nice to see them have nuclear weapons, considering that Pakistan and India are nuclear nations.

In response to India's testing of nuclear weapons many countries including the US declared against India?


Is there Nuclear weapons testing in India?


When Did India get Nuclear weapons?

India conducted its first nuclear weapons test, codenamed "Smiling Buddha," on May 18, 1974. This made India the first country outside of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to possess nuclear weapons.

Why is dangerous for both India and Pakistan to have nuclear weapons?

It is dangerous for any country to have nuclear weapons. In the case of India and Pakistan, there has been trouble between the two countries and if a war with nuclear weapons broke out between them, it would have severe consequences.

What did India do in 1974?

It started its nuclear weapons program.

Should other nations be concerned about India and Pakistan testing nuclear weapons?

Yes hence the word NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Does Afghanistan or pakistan have nuclear weapons?

NO for Afghanistan; YES for Pakistan. Afghanistan does not have nuclear weapons, nor did it have nuclear weapons at any time, nor has it been accused by other countries of having nuclear weapons. Afghanistan is also a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, for what that's worth.Pakistan confirmed its first nuclear weapons tests in 1998.