Non Proliferation Treaty

  • India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards on India under new Prime...
  • 'India, Japan civil n-deal may happen within 2 years' May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan on Wednesday indicated that an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India could happen in "shorter than two years", but both sides seemed to tread cautiously in the matter given their respective stands on the contentious issues of Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Tonohika...
  • Growing China-Pakistan nuke ties worries West June 28, 2012

    Vienna: Western states pressured China at closed-door talks last week to address concerns about its plans to expand a nuclear power plant in Pakistan and provide more information, but were rebuffed, two diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Beijing's atomic relations with Islamabad have caused unease in Washington, Delhi and other capitals...
  • Japan says no change in its stand on India joining NPT May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding India and Japan deciding to move forward with discussions on civil nuclear co-operation, Tokyo on Monday maintained that there was no change in its stand that New Delhi has to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, though it is not a pre-condition for the atomic deal. "We have...
  • 'US lauds India closing missile gap with China' April 24, 2012

    Washington: The lack of US condemnation of India's latest missile test demonstrates that the Washington appreciates India's need to meet the emerging strategic challenge posed by rising China, according to two US scholars. It also shows "US is comfortable with Indian progress in the nuclear and missile fields", Lisa Curtis, senior...
  • Nuclear-armed Pak becomes chair of IAEA board September 27, 2010

    Vienna: Pakistan became the new chair of the UN nuclear watchdog's governing body on Monday, despite being outside a global anti-nuclear arms pact and home to a nuclear smuggler who supplied Iran and North Korea. Western diplomats have suggested they do not see the choice as ideal because -- like...
  • Watch: UN proposes, India refuses to accept September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: All countries should sign the NPT said President Obama chairing a meet of the UN Security Council's nuclear panel in what was a unanimously passed resolution on universal nuclear disarmament. India immediately reacted saying its not acceptable. ...
  • Won't join NPT as non N-weapon state: India September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: While the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution calling for universal adherence to non-proliferation treaty, India has reiterated it will not join the pact, which it terms discriminatory, as a non-nuclear weapon state. The UNSC on Thursday passed a resolution at a session chaired by US President...
  • Watch: The zaniest moments at the UN General Assembly September 25, 2009

    New York: World leaders are focusing on serious matters at the UN General Assembly in New York, but there have been silly moments as well. ...
  • US asks all countries to join NPT September 24, 2009

    Pittsburgh: With the US President Barack Obama presiding over a key session of UN Security Council on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, the Americans have asked all countries to join the NPT and hoped that the powerful body of the UN would endorse its call for world without nuclear weapons. "The US...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on nuke disarmament September 24, 2009

    New York: The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution that allows the global body to address nuclear threats and adopts measures curbing the export of nuclear materials. The 15-nation council adopted the resolution pushed forward by the US to open its one-day meeting on nuclear disarmament. US President...
  • India may come under pressure from US to sign NPT May 6, 2009

    United Nations: India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global pact meant to limit the spread of atomic weapons, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Speaking on the second day of a two-week meeting of the 189 signatories of the pact, Assistant Secretary of...
  • US wants Israel, India in anti-nuclear arms treaty May 6, 2009

    United Nations: India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global pact meant to limit the spread of atomic weapons, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Speaking on the second day of a two-week meeting of the 189 signatories of the pact, Assistant Secretary...
  • India's N-deal hurdle: Pak warns of arms race July 24, 2008

    Vienna: The road to the approval of a safeguards agreement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been tough for India and it continues to face hurdles in the form of opposition by Pakistan and Ireland who are sceptical of the deal since India is not a signatory to...
  • N-deal: Mulford meets NSG nation envoys to seek support July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Pushing the Indo-US nuclear deal, US Ambassador David Mulford has met envoys of member states of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) here sought their support for the accord. Mulford is understood to have impressed upon the diplomats that their countries should back the deal as it was in...
  • Iran will go for nuclear inspections only if Israel does May 6, 2008

    Geneva: An Iranian envoy said on Monday his government will not submit to extensive nuclear inspections while Israel stays outside the global treaty to curb the spread of atomic weapons. ''The existing double standard shall not be tolerated anymore by non-nuclear-weapon states,'' Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh told a meeting of the...
  • New Australian govt won't supply uranium to India January 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indo-Us nuclear deal is suddenly in the limbo again with partner countries now beginning to walk away. Australia's new labour government has told India that it will not sell uranium to it, unless New Delhi signs the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty. The message was conveyed in Canberra by...
  • After 123 agreement, Aussies set to sell Uranium to India July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: According to a report in The Australian newspaper quoting the Federal Resources Minister, Ian MacFarlane, Australia could sell uranium to India. The minister was reported as saying that the National Security Committee of the Cabinet could take a decision soon. Prime Minister John Howard had earlier...
  • Japan won't recognise India as N-power June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yasuhisa Shiozaki, has denied newspaper reports that Tokyo plans to recognise India as a nuclear power. However, he has said that the country will refer to a US law allowing the sale of nuclear fuel and reactors to India to shape its strategy. A report...
  • NPT members acquiring N-weapons October 9, 2006

    New Delhi: North Korea's nuclear test on Monday undescores the nuclearised reality of the region. South Korea is known to have engaged in secret uranium research activities until two years ago, Taiwan had a plutonium facility shut down in the late 1980s while Japan could develop a nuclear weapon in...