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Pakistan successfully tests cruise missile Ra’ad-II

Pakistan recently successfully flight tested the air-launch of nuclear-capable cruise missile Ra’ad-II. The missile has a striking range of 600 km. The Ra’ad-II weapon system comprises of world-class navigation systems for better precision. Last month, Pakistan successfully conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.

2019 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on 26th of September to provide an occasion for world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as high priority.  

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed every year on 29th of August for increasing awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

?No first use? Nuclear Policy

Conventionally 9 nations are thought to possess nuclear weapons. These include the 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (US, UK, Russia, China and France), 3 other member states who have an openly declared nuclear weapons program (India, Pakistan and North Korea) and one other nation (Isreal) which maintains a deliberate silence on ..

U.S. officially withdraws from the INF Treaty

The United States of America has officially withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Even Russia has announced that it would withdraw from the treaty. INF Treaty The features of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987 were: The treaty prohibited ..

Yukiya Amano, former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, passes away

Yukiya Amano ( 72), the former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, has passed away on 23rd July 2019. He had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009. It is not yet clear who will succeed Amano on an interim basis. During his tenure, Amano ..

India joins Australia Group export control regime

India has become the 43rd member of the Australia Group export control regime on January 19, 2018. The inclusion is expected to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies. With this, India has managed entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group despite ..

India is 42nd participating State of Wassenaar Arrangement

India has become the 42nd participating State of Wassenaar Arrangement after completing the internal procedures in Vienna on December 8, 2017. The membership will facilitate high-technology tie-ups for country’s defence and space programmes. This membership is the second diplomatic success for India for the membership of export control regimes after it joined the Missile Technology ..