Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicNuclear weapons

Topic: Nuclear weapons

3 reasons why India can’t ignore China constructing missile silos to counter US

China has had nuclear missile launch facilities before, but the scale of these constructions is much bigger. India needs to pay close attention.

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.

US accuses China of seeking to undo North Korea sanctions

The US relationship with Beijing has soured as Donald Trump has sought to blame China for the Covid pandemic & pressure it over the erosion of democratic freedoms in Hong Kong.

India key to strengthening nuclear non-proliferation, says Foreign Secretary at UN

Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that India reiterates its longstanding commitment to non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament leading to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.

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.

5 ways 1945 nuclear attack on Hiroshima-Nagasaki continues to impact the world

Seventy-five years since the US' nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, no other country has used the weapons even though many have acquired them. 

Surjit Bhalla calls NSO data unreliable, Richard Haass warns about nuclear threats

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

NATO likely to declare space a war zone. This is how it could pan out

At an upcoming summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a ‘warfighting domain’, partly in response to new developments in technology.

What economic slowdown, Zee News & India TV are busy giving tips on surviving nuclear attacks

According to self-appointed nuclear expert, TV anchor Sudhir Chaudhary, the best way to protect yourself is to stand stark naked under a cold shower.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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