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Pakistan, China increase nuclear weapons, India maintains status quo

While six countries have either reduced or maintained the same number of nuclear weapons in their arsenal in the beginning of 2019 compared to 2018, four countries - China, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea - have increased the number of bombs. 

Jun 17, 2019, 08:46 AM IST

North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive'

Seoul responded on Saturday by calling on its northern neighbour to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula."

May 08, 2019, 23:56 PM IST

Lists of nuclear installations shared between India and Pakistan

This is the 28th consecutive exchange of such lists between the two South Asian nuclear powers, the first one having been done on January 1, 1992.

Jan 02, 2019, 07:47 AM IST

Russia conducts massive exercise to test its nuclear forces

Nuclear-powered submarines and bombers in the sky fired a range of missiles which, according to the country's defence ministry, were all detected in time for preventive counter measures.

Oct 13, 2018, 07:14 AM IST

Pakistan justifies possessing nuclear weapons, says threat looms from larger military forces

Without naming India but clearly pointing fingers, a Pakistani envoy said his country has several disputes with more powerful states which justify keeping nuclear weapons.

Oct 12, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

Pakistan could become world's 5th largest nuclear weapons state: Report

The current estimate of 140 to 150 nuclear weapons exceeds the projection made by the US Defense Intelligence Agency in 1999 that Pakistan would have 60 to 80 warheads by 2020.

Sep 06, 2018, 06:32 AM IST

Pakistan has more nuclear warheads than India, both countries expanding their stockpiles: Report

A Swedish think-tank has said that the US, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had 14,465 nuclear warheads at the beginning of 2018, of which 3,750 were actually deployed.


Jun 19, 2018, 22:18 PM IST

Donald Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

Donald Trump has long vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to clamp down on what he considers unfair Chinese trading practices.

Jun 15, 2018, 09:38 AM IST

Nuclear doomsday because of Artificial Intelligence a possibility by 2040: Think tank

AI could make nuclear powers edgy, which could lead them to launch nuclear missiles, a think tank report said.

Apr 25, 2018, 23:05 PM IST

Use of nuclear weapons inevitable if World War 3 breaks out, warns former Russian general

Russia said on April 16, 2018, that it still hopes for dialogue with Washington despite US-led strikes on Moscow's ally Syria.

Apr 17, 2018, 18:54 PM IST

China's nuclear-capable strategic stealth bomber JH-XX revealed

The design that has been revealed shows a desire for stealth.

Apr 10, 2018, 19:33 PM IST

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 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`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 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

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

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

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