Nuclear Tests

  • United Nations calls for global efforts to ban nuclear tests 31-08-2013 03:40 AM

    The UN has stressed on the importance of a global ban on nuclear tests, while calling for international efforts to achieve the goal of a safer and more secure world. Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in...
  • North Korea sends top official to China 22-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Seoul: North Korea sent one of its top military officials to Beijing on Wednesday as a "special envoy" of its leader Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA reported. There were few details of Choe Ryong-hae's visit, which came amid strained relations between China and North Korea after Beijing backed UN...
  • North Korea fires sixth missile in three days 20-05-2013 03:17 PM

    Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticising what it said were its legitimate military drills. South Korea's Defense Ministry said North Korea had fired one missile on Monday morning and a second one in the...
  • North Korea may launch medium-range missile test 15-04-2013 07:12 AM

    Seoul: North Korea may test a new missile to mark the birth anniversary celebrations of state founder Kim il Sung on Monday. The isolated and impoverished state celebrates the former leader's birth anniversary on Monday amidst growing tensions in the east, after weeks of war threats from Pyongyang. Speculation has...
  • North Korean nuclear missiles: The mercury rising 12-04-2013 12:16 PM

    The Timeline February 12, 2013: North Korea conducts nuke test despite warnings of sanctions. UN sanctions imposed on North Korea. US sends Naval destroyers and B2 stealth bombers and drops test packages over South Korea. North Korea moves Musudan Missiles to east coast; BM25 Musudan, also known under the names...
  • North Korea nears 'dangerous line': US Defence Secretary 11-04-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Asserting that the US is ready with all its contingency plans to defend itself and its allies from any misadventure from North Korea, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned that the isolated nation was "skating very close to a dangerous line." "North Korea has been, with its bellicose rhetoric,...
  • China rebukes North Korea, says no state should sow chaos 08-04-2013 10:29 AM

    Beijing/Seoul: China's leaders issued thinly veiled rebukes to North Korea for raising regional tensions, with the president saying no country should throw the world into chaos and the foreign minister warning that Beijing would not allow mischief on its doorstep. The weekend comments were the strongest yet by China in...
  • South Korea expects North Korea to launch missile test this week 08-04-2013 09:45 AM

    Seoul: South Korea expects the North to launch a missile this week. Seoul says it's on military readiness posture and has hit out at Pyongyang's scare tactics. Meanwhile, the US is trying to calm tensions by delaying its own missile test. ...
  • North Korea seen readying for fourth nuclear test 08-04-2013 09:10 AM

    Seoul: Activity in North Korea appears to show it is preparing for a fourth nuclear test, with movement at its atomic test site similar to events preceding earlier blasts, a newspaper reported on Monday, quoting a senior South Korean government official. North Korea has intensified warnings in recent weeks, declaring...
  • Rao first asked to prepare for nuke tests: Kalam 06-12-2011 07:19 PM

    Nagpur: Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday revealed that former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao had asked him to make preparations for nuclear tests, which were subsequently conducted (at Pokhran) during the NDA government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Kalam was addressing the probationers at the National Academy...
  • North Korea nuke equipment from black market: UN 03-09-2011 02:47 AM

    Vienna: A report from the UN nuclear agency on Friday strengthened suspicions that, like Iran, North Korea turned to black market suppliers to set up a uranium enrichment plant revealed in 2010. The International Atomic Energy Agency report says the layout of equipment and other details observed by a visiting...
  • Need to sign CTBT as matter of priority: Ban 30-08-2011 09:27 AM

    United Nations: In a reference to countries like India, US and Pakistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said states that have not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty should do so "as a matter of priority" as voluntary moratoriums are not enough to ensure a global ban on nuclear...