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Threat of nuclear weapon being used is higher than it has been in generations: Top UN official

The current international environment is defined by competition over cooperation and the acquisition of arms is prioritised over the pursuit of diplomacy, he said.
Mirage 2000 fighter jet

India and Pakistan at the brink, foreign policy heads into the unknown in South Asia

Countries that wish for peace must press Pakistan to make better choices and uphold its obligations as a UN member state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Why India is developing nuclear capability beyond what is required for retaliation

Eliminating Pakistan’s nuclear weapons would be tempting for India, but flirting with nuclear counterforce carries significant risks.

India & Pakistan nuclear programmes increasing security risks in South Asia: US spymaster

The remarks of National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats is part of US intelligence community's assessment of worldwide threats in the year 2019.
Indian Ministry of Defence

India’s planning for future wars almost completely ignores the nuclear threat

After INS Arihant, India needs to seriously reevaluate its nuclear deterrence policy.
Newly constructed DF-41 silo | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint.in

This is what China is doing to protect its nuclear weapons

China is working on the development of super-hardened silo technology for its Dong Feng missiles at Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in Shanxi province.
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump

Global Pulse: It might be a good idea to give Kim Jong-un the benefit of doubt

Meanwhile, anti-Semitism might not actually be on the rise in Europe, and the international community is finally on the long road to nuclear disarmament.
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Global Pulse: Netanyahu’s latest display might heavily impact Iran and the nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used visual aids to drive his points home in the past, but Monday's televised appearance might end up having a far greater impact than what he usually does. 
US Supreme Court

Global Pulse: The US Supreme Court is jittery at the thought of Justice Kennedy resigning

The US Supreme Court is threatened by rumours of Justice Kennedy's retirement and Israel has made shocking revelations about Iran's nuclear programme that could deal a deathly blow to the reputation of American intelligence gathering. The famous character of Apu in "The Simpsons" is acknowledged as stereotypical.
Pakistan Air Force's new base in Bholari, Sindh

Pakistan’s newest airbase in Sindh province suspected of storing nuclear weapons

Satellite images analysed by ThePrint show unprecedented security arrangements at the Bholari airbase, inaugurated in December.

On Camera

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.