Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicNuclear war

Topic: Nuclear war

Kim Jong Un appears to lower his guardrails for a nuclear strike

North Korean leader signaled a looser policy toward his possible use of atomic weapons at a military parade in Pyongyang aired on state television Tuesday.

Ukraine invasion to World War III — Putin’s nuclear signalling sets a dangerous precedent

Russia’s nuclear signalling started early in its conflict with Ukraine and was meant to avoid a conflict with the West. But it has implications beyond that.

What past nuclear crises say about risks of current Russian rhetoric in Ukraine conflict

For Ukraine and the world, the hope must be that nuclear weapons deter war, and Putin has only 'escalated to de-escalate'.

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.

What is the ‘nuke ban treaty’ & why India, other nuclear powers haven’t signed it

Treaty was ratified by 50 countries and came into force this 22 January. It prohibits testing, producing or acquiring nuclear weapons. None of the 9 nuclear states have signed it.

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.

NPT turns 50. The first half it lived a lie, the second half it saw its own demise

The Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty was meant to prevent a world catastrophe. Fifty years on, it has done nothing to avert arsenal building.

The risk of nuclear proliferation (and war) is growing

Game theory shows the world is today in greater danger of nuclear war than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Pakistan’s moderates threatening nuclear war over Kashmir is a sign it’s losing the argument

Former Pakistani ambassador Ashraf Qazi said Pakistan should retaliate against India with nukes. Perhaps, that threat is only way Pakistan can stay relevant.

New study predicts impact of India-Pakistan nuclear war — over 100 million dead

Research shows an India-Pakistan nuclear war would reduce amount of sunlight reaching Earth, leading to decline in vegetation growth and ocean productivity.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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