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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.
Smoke coming out from the chimney of a nuclear plant

China to miss nuclear energy target this year, but has eyes set on dominating sector by 2030

GlobalData Plc predicts China will overtake France as the world’s No. 2 nuclear generator in 2022 and claim the top spot from the US four years after that.
A Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) employee walks past storage tanks for contaminated water at the company's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan | Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the nuclear option just because it’s controversial

Nuclear power may be controversial. But it’s also a reliable source of clean power that can replace fossil fuels.
Anil Kakodkar (right) during the discussion on his book, Fire and Fury: Transforming India’s Strategic Identity, in New Delhi Thursday | Twitter: @fisd19

India’s clean energy future depends on rapid growth of its nuclear power: Anil Kakodkar

Ex-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission says India missed the bus on nuclear trade, and that entering the market will not only improve economy but also country’s global standing.
India and Pakistan flag | Representational image | YouTube

India & Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations under bilateral arrangement

The exchange is under a 29-year-old agreement which mandates the two countries to inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities on the first of January calendar year.
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Homi Bhabha and how World War II was responsible for creating India’s nuclear future

Taking a break from work in England, Homi Bhabha returned to India in 1939 and decided to stay, going on to become the father of India's nuclear programme.

Tarapur, India’s 2nd most powerful nuclear plant built with US help, completes 50 yrs today

Located in the industrial area of Boisar in Maharashtra’s Thane district, Tarapur has endured for 50 years but fears are being raised about its safety after Fukushima disaster.
Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

Three Mile Island, site of America’s nuclear power blunder, set to close-down in few weeks

The partial meltdown and release of radiation in 1979 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is an enduring symbol of all that can go wrong with American nuclear energy.
Marking the 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing of Japan

Nuclear war is still very possible and very scary

The present generation thinks that a nuclear war is a thing of the past. However, as time passes, chances of a nuclear exchange of some kind becomes pretty likely.
Image of a Rafale aircraft

India favoured Rafale also because of its ‘nuclear advantage’

India picked the Rafale because France didn't have a problem with the aircraft being nuclear-capable, according to former Indian envoy Rakesh Sood.

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BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
A man outside Yes Bank branch in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Yes Bank to raise $2 billion in share sale to raise capital

The share offering will be from 15 to 17 July, according to a stock exchange filing. Shares of Yes Bank climbed as much as 5.6% on Thursday morning.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.