Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicNuclear weapons

Topic: Nuclear weapons

US spells out ‘catastrophic consequences’ for Putin if nuclear weapons are used in Ukraine

Kyiv: The United States warned on Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia's foreign minister said regions holding widely...

Off The Cuff with Dr John Chipman

In this episode of ThePrint Off The Cuff, Director-General and CEO of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, Dr John Chipman, talks to ThePrint...

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.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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