Why is Pakistan so much into making nuclear weapons?
Did Pakistan have any issues with Iran in the past?
- Sunnyde_LiteLv 410 years agoFavorite Answer
Pakistan is making nuclear weapons because India had them first. Pakistan felt threatened, so they got some Chinese help (the Chinese government doesn't like India) to make their own nukes. India's first nuclear test was on May 18, 1974, Pakistan's first nuclear test was on May 28, 1998.
India has a no-first-use policy when it comes to nukes, the official stance is that of having enough for deterrence. Pakistan has the same deterrence policy, but does not have a no-first-use policy. Both countries did sign the the Lahore Declaration of 1999 in Februrary, stating that even though they have nuclear weapons the two countries would do their best to promote peace and hinder "accidental" use of nuclear weapons.
The Kargil War was sparked a few months later by the finding that Pakistani soldiers infiltrated into Kashmir. Despite the 1999 Declaration, the two countries were on the brink of nuclear war.
No, Pakistan has not had issues with Iran in the past. Pakistan's other neighbor has though, Afghani run a opium trade through the Afghani and Iranian deserts.
- ThatRandomDudeLv 410 years ago
Okay This Is How It All Went Down
See India First Started Inventing Nuclear Weapons And Started Threatning Pakistan After Two Weeks Of That Pakistan Started Its Own Nuclear Program In Case India Tried To Use Its Nuclear Weapons On Pakistan.Source(s): I'm Pakistani And Thats What My Mom Told Me
- Anonymous10 years ago
No most of their issues were with India. Both nations forged ahead years ago with nuclear weapons development so both have the capability to destroy each others main cities. They do not have a big nuke industry but it is rather well developed.
- Mr. DesmondLv 410 years ago
to balance the power between india and pakistan...nuclear weapons are pretty useless and are only accumulated to act as a deterrent
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- happy2b_whiteLv 610 years ago
They want protection from India.
It's called a deterrent. When your enemies know you have nukes they're not as likely to start sh*t with you.
- 10 years ago
Because of you!
- Anonymous10 years ago
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