Tracking India's Nuclear Weapons

India's unexpected tests serve as a chilling reminder that the threat of mass death lingers after the cold war

COUNTRIES WITH DECLARED NUCLEAR-WEAPONS CAPABILITY

1. U.S.

HISTORY Set off first nuclear blast in 1945. Has conducted 1,030 tests, more than the rest of the world combined ARSENAL 12,070 warheads MISSILE RANGE 8,100 mi. (13,000 km), able to reach anywhere in the world

2. BRITAIN

HISTORY First test in 1952; has performed 45 in all ARSENAL 380 warheads RANGE 7,500 mi. (12,000 km)

3. FRANCE

HISTORY Testing since 1961; 210 tests in all. Conducted six controversial tests in the Pacific Ocean as recently as 1995 and 1996 ARSENAL 500 warheads RANGE 3,300 mi. (5,300 km)

4. RUSSIA

HISTORY Second to conduct...

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