Pakistan lags far behind India in measures to protect its nuclear assets
Washington DC: Pakistan has lagged far behind India in measures to protect its nuclear assets
According to a report by the US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative, Pakistan has significantly improved itself in the security and control category compared to other countries. Pakistan’s ranking has been increased by 7 points on the most effective measures. Pakistan has gained plus 25 points while Pakistan has also increased its plus one rank in the global norms category.
According to the NTI Index, Pakistan ranks 19th and India 20th in terms of protection of nuclear assets, while Pakistan ranks 33rd and India ranks 38th out of 47 in terms of protection of facilities. Pakistan has scored 47 points as compared to India’s 41. Similarly, India has 53 points in defense of facilities while Pakistan has scored 58. Thus, Pakistan’s efforts to protect its nuclear assets have left India far behind.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan welcomed the report in his tweet.