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Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Work starts on 5th unit of Kudankulam nuclear plant — a major milestone for power sector

Kudankulam, a flagship Indo-Russian energy project, altogether envisages six units, each with a capacity of 1,000 MW, of which two are already active.
A worker walks inside of a uranium conversion facility outside Isfahan | Getty Image via Bloomberg

Why attack on Iranian nuclear facility should set off alarms in the US

Biden administration is keen to deprioritise Middle East in US foreign policy, but escalating Iran-Israel confrontation will demand more US attention, not less.
Representational image | India’s kilo class submarine INS Sindhuraj during the Malabar 2020 exercise in the Bay of Bengal | Photo by special arrangement

Ballistic missile submarine Arighat in final stages of trials, to be commissioned early 2021

Once Arighat is commissioned, India will have two operational SSBNs that are equipped with the 750-KM range K-15 missile, designed for retaliatory nuclear strikes.
Nuclear power plant | Pixabay

How nuclear industry could revive dying reactors with the hottest new fuel

Nuclear has been left largely behind by booming demand for clean energy over the past decade, with more reactors being permanently shut down than built.
A Japanese national flag flies outside the National Diet building in Tokyo

China, North Korea’s missile stockpile remains a security dilemma for Japan’s next premier

Beijing and Pyongyang rapidly expanding arsenal of advanced rockets, designed to evade and destroy allied bases, is a problem for Tokyo, which has an exclusively defence security stance.

China takes a step towards nuclear revival as first indigenous reactor loads fuel

GlobalData Plc predicts China will pass France as the world’s No. 2 nuclear generator in 2022 and claim the top spot from the US four years after that.
Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Why India and China haven’t used the ‘N’ word throughout the Ladakh conflict

For avid nuclear analysts, the India-China watch has been rather boring, whereas nuclear noises emanate from Islamabad every time there's a skirmish with Pakistan.

US steps up pressure on Iran, ends waivers that allowed work on nuclear sites

US State Secretary Michael Pompeo said Iran’s nuclear extortion will lead to increased pressure on it and further isolate it from the international community.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security - John C Demers | Twitter (@HumanEcologyCUA)

US charges 5 men for smuggling equipment to help Pakistan’s nuclear programme

The accused smuggled US goods to entities that are threats to US security for their ties to Pakistan’s weapons programmes, said the US Department of Justice.

World’s largest nuclear power producer confronts serial glitches

Engineers at France’s Flamanville are struggling to fix 8 faulty welds at a plant that’s running a decade late and almost four times over budget.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.