Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicNuclear arms

Topic: Nuclear arms

Post string of recent missile launches, North Korea may test a nuclear device after 5 years

While the timing is still unclear, North Korea has finished all technical preparations for a new test in the underground tunnels at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test site.

Pakistan ‘certainly’ thinks of nuclear weapons as leverage, says strategic expert Ashley Tellis

Discussing his new book at ThePrint's 'Off the Cuff', Tellis spoke to Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta about divergence in nuclear policies of China, Pakistan and India in the 21st century.

India’s nuclear doctrine not useless. Stay with no-first-use – nukes are not silver bullets

While Russia continues to threaten NATO with its nuclear prowess, India must refrain from doing the same—Chinese aggressors might not know the meaning of restraint.

A nuclear threat hangs over the world until the Russian invasion is rolled back

The dangerous factor is whether Putin will misjudge NATO’S actions and attempt greater risks to speedily throttle the spirited Ukrainian resistance.

P5 statement on nuclear disarmament is solemn but not credible. Previous treaties are proof

If the P5 truly believes in ‘preventing nuclear war’, their rejection of the UN's principle of the non-use of nuclear weapons is difficult to understand.

India must focus on China’s new ‘arms race’ and not get carried away by Gogra disengagement

India is already well within the targeting range of Beijing’s existing missiles. But an arms race is not good at all for Delhi’s own positioning in international relations.

Row over Iran nuclear program escalates as ally China warns of dire consequence

A US-backed resolution calling on Iran to 'fully cooperate' with IAEA requests has triggered a furious backlash from Iranian allies, including China.

Why this nuclear arms race is worse than the last one

The headline numbers are misleading. All nine countries with nukes are modernising their warheads and delivery systems.

What Imran Khan’s Trump meet shows – being a nuclear-armed state with terrorists pays

Donald Trump undid decades of bipartisan diplomacy forged by US presidents Bill Clinton & Barack Obama and Indian PMs Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Narendra Modi.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.