In 2020, the nuclear powers have increased the number of deployed warheads, the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in its new report on the current state of arms, disarmament, and international security.
As noted in the report, to date, the number of deployed nuclear warheads has increased to 3,825. In 2020, this figure was 3,720, according to RIA Novosti.
At the same time, SIPRI researchers emphasize that at the beginning of 2021 there is a decrease in the total number of nuclear warheads held by nuclear powers.
At the beginning of 2021, nine nuclear powers – the US, Russia, Great Britain, China, North Korea, India, France, Israel, and Pakistan – owned 13,080 nuclear weapons. And at the beginning of 2020, these countries had 13,400 units.