Sept. 2, 2020, 11:12 a.m.
Sanjeev Trivedi, New Delhi: China has been preparing to become a nuclear power for the past several decades.
Even as China engages in border disputes with all its neighbours, it is rapidly bolstering its nuclear arsenal.
A Pentagon report has revealed that China is doubling its nuclear weapons stockpile. Many of China’s preparations in the defence sector are equal to or even better than the US. Looking at this preparation of China, should it be believed that China is now preparing for the third world war.
China’s military preparations have alarmed even a superpower like the United States. Because now China has started strengthening itself day by day in the field of nuclear weapons. This was revealed by the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Ministry of Defense.
The Pentagon has stated in its report that China’s nuclear power will grow immensely over the next decade. China’s nuclear arsenal is expected to at least double during this period. China has the largest navy in the world, comprising about 350 ships and submarines, while the US Navy has 293 ships as of 2020.
Recently the Pentagon said that China has increased its activities in the South China Sea by firing 4 medium-range missiles. Let us tell you that last week, these missiles were fired from China in the areas between Hainan Islands and Paracel Islands. It is being told that China will also include intercontinental ballistic missiles in this link to increase the stock of nuclear weapons. These missiles are capable of hitting the US. The number of these missiles is expected to be around 200 in 5 years.
China has made huge progress particularly in the fields of shipbuilding, ballistic and cruise missiles as well as air defense systems. China aims to increase sales of military equipment to Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Angola and Tajikistan.
It is now evident that this report of the Pentagon has left many countries, including the US, very attentive in terms of security. Seeing this huge preparation of China, it seems that China is now preparing for the third world war.