India and Pakistan: Rivals in a nuclear arms race

The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been in place since the split that created two separate nations in 1947.

by

    On Sunday, this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be handed to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - or ICAN.

    In the days leading up to the ceremony in Oslo, Al Jazeera is looking at the nuclear status of a number of countries.

    The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been in place since the split that created two separate nations in 1947.

    An already violent conflict went nuclear in the 1970s, when both countries tested atomic bombs.

    They have been developing new military technology to gain strategic advantage in the region ever since, including nuclear bombs.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Islamabad.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.