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Army chief warns against threat from non-conventional weapons from non-state actors

Army chief warns against threat from non-conventional weapons from non-state actors

General Bipin Rawat has said DRDO's plans must already have included development of mitigation of technology to counter CBRN threats.

Jan 12, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
Kim Jong Un says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea

Kim Jong Un says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea

Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened.

Jan 01, 2018, 23:16 PM IST
North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts US mainland within range of nuclear weapons

North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts US mainland within range of nuclear weapons

North Korea`s first missile test since mid-September came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a US list of countries it says support terrorism.

Nov 29, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Iran will continue to produce missiles, says Rouhani

Iran will continue to produce missiles, says Rouhani

Iran will continue to produce missiles for its defence, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Oct 29, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

North Korean diplomat describes nukes as 'sword of justice'

Russian state news agency Tass says North Korea's foreign minister has described his nation's nuclear weapons as a "sword of justice."

Oct 12, 2017, 06:02 AM IST
Pakistan building tunnels to store its nuclear weapons, just 750 km from Delhi

Pakistan building tunnels to store its nuclear weapons, just 750 km from Delhi

The site is reportedly coming up in Mianwali, which is 350-km from Amritsar and 750-km from Delhi.

Oct 11, 2017, 08:12 AM IST
Need to build trust, confidence among nuke weapon states: India

Need to build trust, confidence among nuke weapon states: India

India has called for a meaningful dialogue among all states possessing nuclear weapons to build trust and confidence and for reducing the salience of atomic weapons in international affairs.

Sep 27, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Japan PM warns North Korea against continuing nuclear program

Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned North Korea against continuing its current missile and nuclear weapons development policies.

Sep 07, 2017, 07:44 AM IST
Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongy

Sep 06, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongy

Sep 06, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
 Top advisers in more displays of disagreement with Donald Trump

Top advisers in more displays of disagreement with Donald Trump

"We are never out of diplomatic solutions," Mattis told reporters, just hours after Trump said in a tweet that "talking is not the answer" to the standoff over North Korea`s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
US worried Pakistan's N-weapons could land up in terrorists' hands: Official

US worried Pakistan's N-weapons could land up in terrorists' hands: Official

The danger of nuclear weapons was also mentioned by Trump in his Afghanistan and South Asia policy speech on Monday.

Aug 25, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
North Korea must 'stand down' in its pursuit of nuclear weapons: Pentagon chief

North Korea must 'stand down' in its pursuit of nuclear weapons: Pentagon chief

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Wednesday warned North Korea to stop pursuing nuclear weapons and stop considering actions that would lead to the "destruction of its people."

Aug 09, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

US willing to talk to North Korea: Rex Tillerson

Donald Trump had recently expressed disappointment that Beijing had not applied as much pressure as he would like or caused a change in North Korea`s behaviour.

Aug 02, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

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. 

Jul 18, 2017, 19:57 PM IST
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 

Jul 13, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
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.

Jul 07, 2017, 21:18 PM IST
'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.

May 04, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
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.

May 01, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
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.

Apr 09, 2017, 09:39 AM IST