minimum deterrence

Nukes needed to deter blackmail by other powers: India (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal, time-bound nuclear disarmament, but underlined that it will not be part of ... Read more...

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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan to continue building its military potential’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistan would continue to develop its military potential as weakness invites aggression from stronger nations, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Addressing a gathering comprising ... Read more...

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Nuclear weapons not for war: Indian Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid reports of Pakistan and China augmenting their nuclear arsenals, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Sunday rejected the threat of a nuclear war, saying ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to declare its n-doctrine, join FMCT


December 29th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) With Pakistan's nuclear arsenal a matter of growing global concern, India has pressed Pakistan to enunciate its nuclear doctrine and asked it to join global ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to protect its strategic, nuclear assets


July 15th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Expressing confidence in the operational readiness of its strategic weapons, Pakistan's National Command Authority (NCA) has vowed to pursue the policy of credible minimum deterrence.The ... Read more...

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‘Peace-loving’ Pak to continue credible minimum nuke deterrence policy: Air Force chief


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan does not wish to enter into a nuclear arms race, but will continue to maintain the policy of credible minimum deterrence, Pakistan's Air Force chief Marshal Rao Qamar ... Read more...

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India’s ‘no first use’ nuke policy to continue (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will continue with its 'no first use' policy on nuclear weapons, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday declared, rejecting BJP leader Jaswant Singh's suggestion ... Read more...

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Should India worry about Pakistan’s n-arsenal? Experts differ (Lead)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A US media report about Pakistan doubling its nuclear arsenal has evoked mixed reactions in India, with a senior scientist saying that India need not be alarmed ... Read more...

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Don’t worry, India’s deterrence is robust: Pokhran II scientist


January 31st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Allaying apprehensions about reports of Pakistan doubling its nuclear arsenal, a veteran Indian scientist who played a key role in India's second nuclear test has said India ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘impregnable’ defence capability should never be challenged: Gilani


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): Pakistan's defence capability is impregnable and should never be challenged, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said.Addressing at the successful launch of Hatf-V ballistic missile that can carry ... Read more...

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Cameron should condemn HR violations in Kashmir rather than accuse Pak of terror: Gilani


August 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 1(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that rather than highlighting Pakistan's role in promoting "export of terror", British Prime Minister David Cameron should raise his voice ... Read more...

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Pakistan pushes to be admitted into fold of international nuclear states


June 25th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Reiterating that its nuclear programme meets all international safety standards, Pakistan has once again called for its inclusion in the group of international nuclear states.In a letter, published ... Read more...

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Pak’s nukes well guarded by ’strong hands’: Gilani


May 15th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 15 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday reiterated that his country's nuclear assets are well guarded by 'strong hands.'Geo News quoted Gilani as saying that US ... Read more...

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‘Responsible’ Pak needs nukes as deterrent against India: Gilani


April 13th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): Allaying the international community's concerns over the impending threat posed by extremists to the country's nuclear assets, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has described his country as ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants dialogue with India, not war: Gilani


February 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan has always favoured dialogue with India to a war, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said while appreciating India's "intention" to resume talks. Reiterating Pakistan's stance on resumption ... Read more...

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Pak’s nukes in safe custody: Gilani


January 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.16 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister has stressed that the country's nuclear assets are in safe custody.Speaking during a meeting of the Strategic Planning Division's (SPD) here, Gilani said Pakistan is a ... Read more...

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Zardari gives go-ahead to Pak Army to launch air strikes against Taliban


January 8th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has allowed the country's military to carry out air strikes on the identified Taliban havens located in the intricate mountain terrains in ... Read more...

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PM to launch indigenous nuclear submarine Sunday


July 25th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Marking a quantum leap in India's shipbuilding capabilities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Sunday launch the country's first indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered attack submarine ... Read more...

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PM to launch indigenous nuke submarine by month-end


July 16th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In what will mark a quantum leap for India's shipbuilding capabilities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will launch the country's first indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered attack ... Read more...

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India concerned over Pakistan’s growing nuclear arsenal: Minister


June 1st, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Monday said India is concerned over Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal and asked the world to exert pressure on Islamabad ... Read more...

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Islamabad will give up nukes, if India does too, says Pakistani diplomat


May 23rd, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Stating that Pakistan's nuclear weapon is a "deterrent" against India, the country's top diplomat to the US Saturday expressed willingness to enter into an agreement with New Delhi ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear submarine project on track, says Antony


February 11th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) India's ambitious project to build a nuclear-powered attack submarine is in its final stages, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday. "Things (the project) are in the final stage," Antony ... Read more...

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India seeks convention to destroy nuclear weapons within timeframe (Lead)


June 9th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India Monday called for setting up a nuclear weapons convention that would lead to their total destruction from the world within a specified timeframe. Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh urges for global nuclear disarmament


June 9th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today spoke of the need for global nuclear disarmament while cautioning about the growing risk posed by nuclear weapons. Inaugurating a conference ... Read more...

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India to put disarmament back on global agenda (Lead)


June 6th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Ten years after India declared itself a nuclear weapon state and 20 years after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi presented an ambitious peace plan to the United ... Read more...

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Pakistan tests long-range Hatf-VI ballistic missile (Update)


April 19th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 19 (ANI): Pakistan successfully test fired a long-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Saturday, in the first missile test carried out under a new government which assumed office last month.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan tests long-range Hatf-VI ballistic missile


April 19th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, April 19 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday successfully test fired its long-range and nuclear capable Hatf-VI ballistic missile, which has a range of 2000 km and can carry both nuclear and ... Read more...

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Pak PM Gilani claims N-assets placed in safe hands


April 18th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Nuclear assets in Pakistan were placed in safe and secure hands, the countrys Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has claimed.He expressed satisfaction over the effectiveness of ... Read more...

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Musharraf says minimum deterrence needed to ensure peace


March 20th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 20 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan in order to ensure peace will maintain a minimum deterrence strategy and never compromise on its nuclear programme. "Pakistans minimum deterrence ... Read more...

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