Uranium constraints in Pakistan: how many nuclear weapons does Pakistan have?

Sundaresan, Lalitha and Ashok, Kaveri (2018) Uranium constraints in Pakistan: how many nuclear weapons does Pakistan have? Current Science, 115 (6). pp. 1042-1048.

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Abstract: It is generally accepted that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme relies on domestic supplies of uranium. Although constraints on uranium supply in Pakistan are recognized, this is often not taken into account when estimating the amount of fissile material that Pakistan may have produced. In simple words, most assessments of Pakistan’s fissile materials and arsenal size fail to look at the supply and demand situations in Pakistan in an integrated way. This paper attempts to rectify this lacuna by taking a combined look at the supply and demand situations for uranium in Pakistan. It specifically addresses issues of how shortages in supply or increases in demand will affect the allocation of available uranium resources for meeting various military and civilian needs.
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Keywords: Fissile materials; highly enriched uranium; nuclear weapons; Pakistan; weapons grade plutonium
Subjects: Programmes > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
School of Conflict and Security Studies > Security Studies
Divisions: Schools > Conflict and Security Studies
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 09:57
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 09:57
Official URL: http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/115/06/104...
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    Funders: UNSPECIFIED
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1716

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