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India and Pakistan's Kashmir dispute stirs nuclear fears

Rhetoric intensifies as rivals rush toward sea-based launch capability

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. (Source photo from Reuters and Nikkei)

ISLAMABAD -- As India and Pakistan engage in a war of words over Kashmir, a related threat has experts worried -- both neighbors' intention to make it easier for themselves to deliver nuclear weapons on short notice.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Aug. 17 triggered doubts over the country's commitment to its "nuclear no first use" policy, and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan fired back this week.

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