Over 4000 MT uranium imported for nuclear reactors since 2008: Govt

 New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Around 4458 metric tonnes of uranium has been imported to fuel nuclear power reactors in the country since 2008, the government on Thursday said.

India, Russia looking to sign 15-20 pacts during Putin's visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive here for the annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11 during which they will spell out their vision for cooperation in key areas including defence and nuclear as two sides are looking at inking 15-20 pacts during the nearly 20-hour-long visit.

Iran open to extending nuclear talks up to one year

Iran signalled on Sunday it is open to having nuclear talks with world powers extended by up to a year if no real progress toward a deal is achieved later on Sunday, the eve of a deadline.

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II, Dhanush missiles

India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II and Dhanush ballistic missiles in separate trials, boosting the armed forces' operational readiness.

China test fires 10,000-km range nuclear missile

China has test-fired an upgraded version of its 10,000-km range intercontinental ballistic missile which could reach most of the US and European cities, days ahead of its National Day on October 1 to demonstrate its nuclear capability.

Nuclear progress not significant: Iran President Rouhani

Iran's President has said that progress so far in nuclear talks with six major powers "has not been significant," and the pace must be speeded up if the November 24 deadline for a final agreement is to be reached.

`Serious gaps` remain in Iran nuclear talks: US

World powers and Iran remain at loggerheads over differences blocking a nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline, a senior US official warned Friday despite days of talks in New York.

UN nuclear assembly rejects Arab bid to pressure Israel

Member states of the UN nuclear agency on Thursday rejected an Arab resolution targeting Israel over its assumed atomic arsenal, in a diplomatic victory for the Jewish state and Western countries opposing the initiative.

IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

The head of the UN atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms.

Pak developing sea-based and short-range N-weapons: Analysts

Pakistan is developing sea-based missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "second-strike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its land-based weapons, according to a media report on Sunday.

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran on Thursday denied linking any future cooperation with the international community against jihadists in Iraq to the lifting of crippling Western sanctions.

Nuclear liability issue: Govt trying to obtain insurance cover

Government is addressing the concerns raised by domestic suppliers over certain provisions of the CLND Act 2010 and is working out a scheme to obtain appropriate insurance cover from domestic insurance companies.

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.

Iran nuclear talks end as deadline extended by four months

Marathon talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna ended Saturday after negotiators gave themselves four more months to try and bridge major gaps and strike a historic nuclear deal.

Kerry says had good talks with Iran`s Zarif, EU`s Ashton

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he had a good meeting with his Iranian counterpart and a senior European Union official over Tehran`s nuclear programme ahead of a July 20 deadline for an agreement. 

Talks between P5+1 and Iran have made `important progress`: US

The US on Monday said the latest round of talks between the P5+1 countries and Iran over Tehran`s controversial nuclear programme have made some "important progress".

West, Iran say big gaps remain as deadline looms in nuke talks

World powers and Iran on Sunday said big differences remained in talks to build a lasting agreement on the Islamic republic`s nuclear activities by the end of next week.

No surrendering to Iran`s nuclear ambitions: Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the P5+1 countries not to surrender to Iran ahead of a deadline for a permanent nuclear deal, media reported on Monday.

P5+1 making `excessive demands" in nuclear talks: Iran

Iran has offered "rational proposals" in nuclear negotiations but "excessive demands" of the P5+1 world powers are likely to prevent agreement by the July 20 deadline, Tehran`s foreign minister said today.

Iran says world powers not serious in nuclear talks

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif Friday said that the world powers should have been "serious" in the nuclear talks with Iran as there are still "excessive demands on the other side".