Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicNuclear weapons

Topic: Nuclear weapons

US needs oil, and Iran needs end to sanctions, but they still can’t agree on nuclear deal

In principle, the deal couldn’t be easier. America needs Iran’s oil and gas to help wean the world off Russian hydrocarbons. Iran needs an end to sanctions that have hurt its economy.

Shanghai residents can’t post about ‘food crisis’ and China fears US may nuke it some day

Almost 26 million residents of Shanghai have been put under a lockdown amid an emerging food crisis. Even billionaire Kathy Xu Xin has struggled to buy milk and bread.

India’s nuclear doctrine is useless. Discard no-first-use, say nukes are for China threat

The government has to change its view of nuclear weapons as mere symbols of power and see them as affording India a dynamic military means against China.

Russia could use nuclear arsenal if there is existential threat to country, says Putin aide

US President Biden begins a Europe trip today to ‘lead’ the West’s future response to the war.

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.

All about the nuclear balance in Europe — how many weapons and who controls them

With Ukraine putting up a stiff resistance, Vladimir Putin has reiterated his nuclear threat for the second time by ordering 'Russian nuclear forces to be put on high alert'.

Here’s why the P5 joint statement on ‘Preventing Nuclear War’ makes all the right noises

While we can’t trust nuclear weapons to maintain peace, believing in human rationality is the greater danger.

Why it just doesn’t make sense for America to switch to a no-first-use nuclear policy

An American commitment to not using nuclear weapons first unless attacked could not come at a worse time. US must avoid strategic experiments that have uncertain outcomes.

Need to pay closer attention to illicit rise of nuclear weapons network — India at UN

Speaking at a UNSC briefing on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said India is committed to the goal of complete elimination of nuclear weapons.

China is building several new nuclear silos. India must watch closely, but not panic

India’s nuclear capabilities definitely need enhancement. But not because of the discovery of new Chinese nuclear missile silos.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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