nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons meant to deter, says Lt Gen Prakash Menon

Former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and current Lok Sabha Member Manish Tewari said that data protection regimes in India are non-existent.

published on : 6th May 2022

Kim warns North Korea would 'preemptively' use nuclear weapons 

Speaking to thousands of troops and spectators mobilised for the event, Kim vowed to develop his nuclear forces at the "fastest possible speed" and threatened to use them if provoked.

published on : 30th April 2022

What are 'tactical' nuclear weapons, and would Putin use them in Ukraine?

What is the risk that Russian President Vladimir Putin would authorise a so-called "tactical" nuclear strike against a country he has repeatedly claimed forms "one people" with Russia?

published on : 24th March 2022

Vladimir Putin waves nuclear sword in confrontation with West

The threat may have been empty, a mere baring of fangs by the Russian president, but it was noticed.

published on : 26th February 2022

US says nuclear deal possible within days if Iran 'shows seriousness'

Experts believe Iran is only a few weeks away from having enough fissile material to build a nuclear weapon, even if it would take several more complicated steps to create an actual bomb.

published on : 18th February 2022

India welcomes joint statement by 5 world powers to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

In a rare joint statement, the five key nuclear-armed nations on Monday said that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought while vowing to prevent the spread of atomic weapons.

published on : 7th January 2022

Pakistan successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen 1-A

In March, the armed forces had conducted the successful test launch of the nuclear-capable Shaheen 1-A medium-range ballistic missile.

published on : 25th November 2021

Pay closer attention to 'illicit proliferation' of networks of N-weapons, India tells UNSC

India's remarks appeared to be a veiled reference to China and its 'all-weather ally' Pakistan as concerns have been raised over the export of nuclear materials to Islamabad by Beijing.

published on : 28th September 2021

Iran pressing on with uranium enrichment: UN nuke watchdog

Its director-general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said he was willing to travel to Iran to meet the recently elected government for talks on the issue.

published on : 8th September 2021

Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have ordered nuclear tests much earlier: Experts

The decision to conduct tests was taken by Vajpayee's predecessor P V Narasimha Rao, but could not be executed as he lost the 1996 polls.

published on : 16th August 2018

UN chief calls for 'total elimination' of nuclear weapons

In a speech to students at Geneva University, Antonio Guterres presented a new disarmament agenda to face challenges emerging in a world where "Cold War tensions have returned."

published on : 24th May 2018

South Korea asks North Korea to give up nuclear weapons

North Korea has justified its nuclear strategy citing the presence of nearly 30,000 US military personnel in South Korea.

published on : 8th March 2018

South Korean delegation heads to Pyongyang to push for talks between US and North on nuclear weapons

An intense rapprochement saw the two rivals march together at the South's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last month, with North's leader Kim Jong Un sending his sister as a special envoy to the event.

published on : 5th March 2018

North Korea, United States closer to war than ever: former US military chief

The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned Sunday, saying he saw little prospect of a diplomatic solution.

published on : 1st January 2018
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