Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicNo first use

Topic: No first use

India’s nuclear doctrine is useless. Discard no-first-use, say nukes are for China threat

The government has to change its view of nuclear weapons as mere symbols of power and see them as affording India a dynamic military means against China.

Why it just doesn’t make sense for America to switch to a no-first-use nuclear policy

An American commitment to not using nuclear weapons first unless attacked could not come at a worse time. US must avoid strategic experiments that have uncertain outcomes.

Modi should correct Vajpayee wrong on nuclear ‘no first use’: Diplomat Jaimini Bhagwati

Jaimini Bhagwati, who retired from IFS in 2013, published a book last month on India’s performance under different prime ministers.

Pakistan military says it doesn’t follow No First Use nuclear policy

The statement comes days after Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that Pakistan will never start a war with India, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

India’s No First Use is badass enough. Modi govt needn’t change it to be more muscular

It is absurd to believe that a pre-emptive first nuclear strike by India can destroy Pakistan’s ability to hit back.

Pakistan foreign minister criticises Rajnath Singh’s No First Use nuclear policy remark

Shah Mahmood Qureshi says substance and timing of Singh's statement shows India's 'irresponsible & belligerent' behaviour.

On nuclear policy, India can’t compromise on security to look good in international books

The argument that India should adhere strictly to its doctrine of no-first-use and recessed deterrence does not hold water any longer.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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