Mike Pompeo, Benjamin Netanyahu escalate pressure on EU to scrap Iran nuclear pact; Israeli PM accuses Tehran of violating NPT
Iran said this week that it had increased its supply of advanced centrifuges and reactivated a much larger number of old centrifuges that had been idle, accelerating its ability to produce enough nuclear material to make a bomb.
'Wuhan spirit' fails to break NSG deadlock as China continues to play hardball over India's entry into elite club
It was wishful thinking on India’s part if it had hoped that China would change its position this time – given the projected bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping.
India, Russia to sign $3bn lease for Akula-class submarine: Deal shows despite new partnerships, old ties hold strong
India is set to sign a deal on Thursday with Russia to lease an Akula-class submarine for the Indian Navy. The nuclear submarine — that is being called INS Chakra III — is likely to be ready, after refurbishment, by 2025
Pokhran-II after 20 years: India should hold on to its advantages, staying in good books of US is key
The point about nuclear weapons is that calculation of benefit and risk is all in the mind of the parties to the conflict.
Nirmala Sitharaman says India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously, does not believe in 'dirty bombs'
India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously and unlike some of its neighbours, it does not believe in "dirty bombs", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday, in an oblique reference to Pakistan
US warns countries against helping terrorists obtain nuclear weapons in its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
The US has warned countries against supporting non-state actors and terrorist groups trying to obtain or employ nuclear weapons.
Elite export control group Wassenaar Arrangement admits India as its member at two-day meet in Vienna
In a significant development, elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Thursday decided to admit India as its new member
India rules out joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state at UNGA, says committed to voluntary prohibition
India has ruled out the possibility of joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state
China, India, North Korea and Pakistan are expanding the size of their nuclear arsenals, a Swedish arms watchdog said.
Firstpost takes a look at the key points that were discussed at the 17 India-Russia Annual Summit, and which are likely to be part of Modi's agenda when he arrives in Russia as part of the four-nation tour.
The next plenary session of NSG is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern in June, but chances of any breakthrough on India's entry into the elite group still look slim.
Notably, India was successful in joining MTCR, ahead of Pakistan's all-weather ally China, whose application is pending since 2004.
There is no need to get all hot and bothered about Donald Trump's tweet especially since US President Barack Obama, despite his previous commitment to a nuclear-free world, has gone ahead and pushed for a massive nuclear weapons programme in the US. Trump is merely echoing Obama
China cautiously backed the India-Japan nuclear deal signed during PM Modi's Tokyo visit, saying all countries are entitled for peaceful use of nuclear energy if they meet the international non-proliferation obligations.
The just-signed historic civil nuclear deal with Japan has a "termination" clause which the government here insists is not binding on India but merely records the "views" of the Japanese side considering its "special sensitivities".
Despite a few initial concerns, both India and Japan have much to gain from the new Indo-Japan civil nuclear deal. While it will help India meet its energy requirements, Japanese companies will find a new market and way to assert their position in Asia
Early on Friday morning, Indian time, the verdict from Seoul was announced: India was denied entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). For many, this had been a foregone conclusion, but the strenuous efforts of the Indian government raised hope that things would ultimately come out in India's favour as they did in 2008.
China on Friday continued to oppose India's entry to the NSG, saying the global non-proliferation order will collapse if New Delhi joined the grouping.
China held fast on the second day of discussions at the meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group in Seoul on Friday. As a result, a decision on India’s bid to join the group of traders in nuclear-related materials was put off
China had opposed the decision to give a waiver to India in 2008, but had not taken a public stand, says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.