Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicNuclear weapons

Topic: Nuclear weapons

Pakistan military says it doesn’t follow No First Use nuclear policy

The statement comes days after Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that Pakistan will never start a war with India, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

India’s No First Use is badass enough. Modi govt needn’t change it to be more muscular

It is absurd to believe that a pre-emptive first nuclear strike by India can destroy Pakistan’s ability to hit back.

India committed to No First Use nuke policy, but ‘future depends on circumstances’: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh’s comment comes on a day UNSC is holding closed-door meeting on the Kashmir issue.

Modi should know India’s status as a nuclear weapon state demands responsible leadership

India is better served if we remain focused on building our capabilities and let them speak for themselves.

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.

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.

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.

PM Modi has spoken. With INS Arihant, India is no longer a reluctant nuclear power

Modi’s statement on INS Arihant is a marked departure from India’s past stance on nuclear weapons.

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

After INS Arihant, India needs to seriously reevaluate its nuclear deterrence policy.

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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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