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India vs China, US vs North Korea: A look at nuclear prowess of the nations

In terms of nuclear arsenal, the US, India, China and North Korea are among the top 10 nations in the world.

August 14, 2017 / 02:28 PM IST


A state of worry and uncertainty has engulfed the world as tensions across the US, North Korea, India and China build up.

North Korea, under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-un, has been actively testing nuclear weapons since the start of 2017 despite various warnings and sanctions issued from the West. This has further escalated the existing tensions between the country and the US.

Since 1945, North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in comparison to US' 1,032.

Infographic: North Korea Has Conducted Its Fifth Nuclear Test | Statista
Leaders of both the nations have already engaged in a war of words which spooked the globe last week. US intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has developed inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which can target major US cities.