List of Countries with Nuclear Weapon

The nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). In order to check and balance the Non-Proliferation Treaty was created because it sets a precedent for international cooperation between nuclear and non-nuclear states to prevent proliferation. Here, we are giving a list of Countries with Nuclear Weapon for general awareness (GK).
Created On: Aug 23, 2017 16:44 IST
Countries with Nuclear Weapon
Countries with Nuclear Weapon

The nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). In order to check and balance the Non-Proliferation Treaty was created because it sets a precedent for international cooperation between nuclear and non-nuclear states to prevent proliferation. Here, we are giving a list of Countries with Nuclear Weapon for general awareness (GK).

List of Countries with Nuclear Weapon

1. United States of America

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 1,800 / 6,800

Date of first test: 16 July 1945 ("Trinity")

Test site of first test: Alamogordo, New Mexico  

2. Russia

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 1,950 / 7,000

Date of first test: 29 August 1949 ("RDS-1")      

Test site of first test: 29 August 1949 ("RDS-1")

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3. United Kingdom

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 120 / 215

Date of first test: 3 October 1952 ("Hurricane")  

Test site of first test: Monte Bello Islands, Australia   

4. France

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 280 / 300

Date of first test: 13 February 1960 ("Gerboise Bleue")

Test site of first test: Sahara desert, French Algeria    

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5. China

Warheads (Deployed/Total):  ? / 270

Date of first test: 16 October 1964 ("596")

Test site of first test: Lop Nur, Xinjiang   

6. India

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 0 / 110–120

Date of first test: 18 May 1974 ("Smiling Buddha")     

Test site of first test: Pokhran, Rajasthan

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7. Pakistan

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 0 / 120–130

Date of first test: 28 May 1998 ("Chagai-I")

Test site of first test: Ras Koh Hills, Baluchistan

8. North Korea

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 0 /?

Date of first test: Kilju, North Hamgyong

Test site of first test: 9 October 2006       

9. Israel

Warheads (Deployed/Total): 0 / 80

Date of first test: 1960–1979 

Test site of first test: Unknown

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