Nuclear warfare has become a major cause of concern for the whole planet at present, with a large number of countries acquiring powerful nuclear weapons, which can become a threat for the human race as a whole. However, these countries advocate possession of such weapons with the argument that they are necessary to protect their peace and sovereignty from enemies with similar powers.
Here are the top 10 nuclear power countries in the world:
Iran has been recognized as one of the nuclear powers in the world, though no information is available about its possession of nuclear warheads or nuclear tests conducted by it.
9. North Korea
North Korea is on number 9 in this list, which has come to the nuclear power scene more recently, the first test being carried out in 2006. Currently, North Korea has 10 nuclear warheads and has conducted a total of 3 nuclear tests, with the most recent one in 2013.
Featuring next on this list of biggest nuclear powers in the world is the small nation of Israel, which has as many as 80 warheads. The other statistics about nuclear tests conducted by Israel are not known.
Next on the list of top 10 nuclear power countries of the world is India, which has estimated 90-110 warheads with it. Out of the 6 nuclear tests carried out by the country, the first one was conducted in 1974 and the most recent one in 1998.
Pakistan occupies sixth position on this list, with estimated 100-120 weapons in stock. The country carried out a total of 6 nuclear tests, all in 1998, which greatly escalated tension in this part of the world at that time.