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Not bound by July 7 UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, says India

In October last year, more than 120 nations had voted on a UN General Assembly resolution to convene a conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. 

India modernising nuclear arsenal with eye on China: US experts

India modernising nuclear arsenal with eye on China: US experts

India's nuclear strategy, which has traditionally focused on Pakistan, now appears to place increased emphasis on China, the two experts 

UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel took part in the negotiations.

'North Korea will never beg for China's friendship'

'North Korea will never beg for China's friendship'

North Korea slammed China for criticising its nuclear weapons programme, saying it will never "beg" for Beijing's friendship, Pyongyang's state-run news agency said on Thursday.

North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea on Monday vowed to step up its nuclear weapons programme to a "maximum pace" in response to increasing pressure from the US.

US Navy sends strike group to Korean peninsula in show of force against North Korea's nuclear weapons

US Navy sends strike group to Korean peninsula in show of force against North Korea's nuclear weapons

The US Navy said Saturday it had sent a carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula in a show of force against North Korea`s "reckless" nuclear weapons programme.

India not participating in UN negotiations on banning nuclear weapons

India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons that began here Monday.

India's nuclear record better, but Pakistan also needs NSG: China

Despite India's "cleaner record compared to Pakistan", no discrimination should be made while considering their bids to join the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a Communist Party of China official said here on Tuesday.

India, Pakistan extend n-accident risk reduction agreement

India and Pakistan on Monday agreed to extend their agreement on reducing the risk of accidents related to nuclear weapons by five years, an official said.

World rushing towards 'Doomsday' because of Donald Trump, warn scientists

World rushing towards 'Doomsday' because of Donald Trump, warn scientists

Scientists behind the Doomsday Clock have warned that humanity is in its greatest peril in more than 50 years, partly because of the "words and actions" of US President Donald Trump.

South Korea to create unit to decapitate N Korean leadership

South Korea to create unit to decapitate N Korean leadership

An official from Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the brigade, which will aim to remove the North's wartime command and paralyse its function if war breaks out.

India's Agni-V missile in comparison with other ICBMs in the world—All you need to know

India's Agni-V missile in comparison with other ICBMs in the world—All you need to know

India successfully test-fired its most potent indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V on Monday. The nuclear-capable, inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBMs) Agni-V with a range of over 5,000 km covering whole of China, was test-fired from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.

Donald Trump's tweet on nuclear weapons indicate policy change: Report

Donald Trump's tweet on nuclear weapons indicate policy change: Report

With more than 7,000 warheads, currently the US has the largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons, followed by Russia, United Kingdom, France and China.

Pakistan has 130-140 nuclear weapons, converts F-16 to deliver nukes

Pakistan has 130-140 nuclear weapons, converts F-16 to deliver nukes

According to the report, Pakistan probably assigns a nuclear strike mission to select F-16A/B and Mirage III/V fighter squadrons.

India abstains from voting on nuclear weapons ban at UN

India abstains from voting on nuclear weapons ban at UN

India has asserted that there is no question of it joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state. 

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil was adopted by a vote of 123 to 38, with 16 abstentions, following weeks of lobbying by the nuclear powers for `no` votes. 

Denuclearising North Korea a `lost cause`, says US intel chief

Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a "lost cause," America`s top intelligence official said Tuesday, causing concern in the State Department and ally South Korea over an issue of long-standing US policy.

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch on Thursday

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch on Thursday

North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

Nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear Pakistan fingerprints: India

Nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear Pakistan fingerprints: India

India on Wednesday said that nuclear proliferation linkages active today had clear Pakistan fingerprints.

India a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan's nuclear weapons are entangled in history of tension: US

India a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan's nuclear weapons are entangled in history of tension: US

India has generally shown responsible behaviour with nuclear technology while Pakistan's history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions, a top US official has said.