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Interview of Col. Asad Mehmood (Retd.) on Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Policy of Pakistan in Programme Rabta
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May 23, 2022

 

•Pakistan tested its first nuclear weapon in 1998, becoming the world’s 7th state to officially test a nuclear weapon. The exact yields of the weapons in the country’s current arsenal are not known, but general estimates are between 5-12 kilotons for most weapons, with some longer-range ballistic missiles possibly reaching 40 kt.

•Pakistan has not declared a strategic nuclear policy, but appears to maintain “minimum credible deterrence” against India’s nuclear and superior conventional forces.

•Pakistan has adopted a position of “no first use” against non-nuclear weapon states.

 

Host: Sohaib bin Noor

Guest: Col. Asad Mehmood (Retd.)

Producer: Muneeba Bakhsh Malik

It is PBC Islamabad Production.