Having an Atom Bomb/Bombs in its arsenal is a privilege for any country in the modern day world. However, no country has ever used an atomic bomb after the Second World War. The use of atomic bomb and the subsequent destruction that it caused in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, intimidated mankind to such an extent that extensive precautions were taken to prevent nuclear proliferation.
In the modern day world only the following countries possess nuclear arsenal,
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- North Korea
- Israel (Supposedly)
Some other countries in Europe (NATO members) possess nuclear weapons on a sharing basis.
Out of the 9 Nuclear powers, two countries, Pakistan and North Korea have tried to gain leverage by repeatedly threatening the world that it would not hesitate in the first use of its nuclear bombs.
The Cost at which Pakistan built its Atom Bombs
Pakistan, ever since its inception in 1947, has been obsessed with India. When India tested its first nuclear weapon in 1974, Pakistan left no stones unturned in acquiring the same technology. Commentators say that it was almost impossible for Pakistan to acquire/develop Atom Bombs, but nonetheless they did it. But, the cost of acquiring Nuclear tech was huge for the South Asian country. The money which should have been invested in making hospitals, schools, courts and commutation services, was used to develop Atom Bombs.
The Pakistani establishments of the past completely misplaced their priorities in order to acquire Nuclear technology. As a result, the country ranks 146 (out of 187 countries) in the Human Development Index. Unfortunately, Pakistan fails to provide basic amenities to it population but has atom bombs as nuclear deterrent.
Today, Pakistan has only been reduced to a military state with a competent army. Its common population is still struggling because of the absence of proper judiciary, proper economic outlook, absence of commutation facilities and “n” number of other reasons.
With Pakistan adopting terrorism as its state policy, it would not be wrong to say that even gloomier days are in store for the south African nation. Nations across the world should try and help Pakistan to set its priorities right, because a successful Pakistan will help bring peace and stability in the entire world!