China May Have 3000 nukes!!!!

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  1. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Georgetown University student spent three years translating secret military documents and blogs.

    Focus of research centred on 3,000 miles of underground tunnels dug by Second Artillery Corps.

    Investigation launched after 2008 earthquake in Sichuan revealed existence of collapsed tunnels.

    Study claims China could have as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads - far more then current estimates of between 80 and 400.





    Read more: China's nuclear arsenal could be seven times bigger than previously thought, students discover after three-year study of secret documents | Mail Online
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    What do all the proponents of minimum deterrence have to say now?
    With 100 nukes we are ranked at the bottom, with Pakistan having the second least as 180 Nukes.

    Was the nuclear deal really a good idea?
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Cold War mentality between Super powers!!
     
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    tony4562 Tihar Jail Banned

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    China certainly has the ability to produce 3000 nukes. But since the deterrence effect between 100 nukes and 10000 nukes is minimal, there has been little desire for China to increase her nuclear arsenal. Also having too many nukes would be politically incorrect as China does not want to be seen as a tier-1 nuclear power. In fact China has publicly sated that among P5 China has the smallest nuclear arsenal which can be intepreted as less than 200 warheads. I think very soon both India and Pakistan will have more nukes than China does.
     
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    This is what China says, evidence points to the contrary. furthermore, Pakistan and/or India can't really surpass China now considering how Pakistan's nuclear program is sired by China and India has a measly 80 nukes.
     
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    By evidence you dont happend to mean the numbers provided by the students, right?
    China got like 200 nukes during the entire cold war. Why will China increase the numbers beyond that after the cold war is ended.
    The whole article is pure nonsens.
     
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    India too can have more than 2000 warheads and no one knows about it. India has enough fissile material for that and that is based on a 4 year old report.

    Truth of the matter is, the number of nukes is equal to your strategic requirement. Like India, China is not going to initiate a nuke war. Its nukes are for deterrence. I doubt they would have 3k warheads hot.
     
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    You guys idiots how dare mess with chinese we are communitism everyone almost mad
     
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    Pak having around 200 nukes CLEARLY shows it's offensive intention.It's too much for self defense purpose as it says.

    It's a mad jehadi country danger to the world peace. NO nuclear country issues warning on daily basis as Pak does.
     
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    USSR had more than 40,000 and U.S. had more than 30,000 nuke stockpiles around 2 decades back. Even Russia has Tsar Bomba. Single Tsar bomba which can yield 100 megatons (Hydrogen Bomb). Still, Russia lost the game.

    High number of nuke doesn't give any assurance of victory. It's just work as deterrence.

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    Exactly, your guys think China has learned nothing from that? It is enough with 200 nukes for deterrence.
     

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