China is already working to increase its nuclear power. It is being said that China is trying to make itself politically strong. It is continuing to build up its military power to fight Beijing’s growing strategic threat. A Defense Department report on Chinese military power released on Wednesday said China is expected to have 700 operational warheads by 2027 and at least 1,000 by 2030. This report shows that China is continuously increasing its nuclear stockpile.
China increasing nuclear stockpile
A year ago, the US Pentagon put the number of China’s nuclear weapons at around 200, which was projected to double or 400 by the end of the decade. The Pentagon says the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), as China tells its military, is seeking to build reserves several times larger as part of its decades-long march to establish a “world-class” combat force. Who can challenge America. China has always considered America as its first and biggest enemy. China is already promoting nuclear stockpile to deal with the situation of war with America. China is also said to have a nuclear “triad” weapon that can attack submarines, bombers, or intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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America is not increasing nuclear weapons stockpile
However, America is neither in the mood for war with China nor is it insisting on increasing its nuclear power. The report does not suggest the US confronting China. The US currently has 3,750 nuclear weapons. Earlier in 2003, the US had 10,000 nuclear weapons. Later agreements and other reasons reduced the number of US nuclear weapons. Even further, the US is not insisting on increasing the nuclear stockpile. However, now after the report of China comes out, now it has to be seen what decision America takes on this.
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