MUMBAI: In a sheer coincidence, two reactors at BARC in Trombay, which have played a key role in India's nuclear weapon programme, will celebrate their anniversaries-one golden and the other silver- on Saturday.

The 40 mw Indo-Canadian Cirus reactor went critical on July 10, 1960, and the 100 mw Dhruva reactor started functioning on August 8, 1985.

Moscow, Dec.

HAND-IN-HAND: U.S. President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a joint news conference at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday.

New Delhi: The United States has become the first nuclear weapons state (NWS) as defined by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to endorse the idea of talks between the five NWSs and the three nuclear-armed nations outside the NPT, i.e.

India moved swiftly to quell any misinterpretation that the Indo-Japan civilian nuclear agreement had been put on the backburner after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in answer to a question from a prominent Japanese businessman, had earlier on Monday seemed to signal that he would not push the pace for a conclusion of that agreement.

Instead, after back-to-back engagements which saw Dr Singh in

This paper argues that the limit of conventional non-proliferation policy analysis is marked by the inability to come to terms with the ambivalence of nuclear power.

More than 100 cold-war era research reactors run on uranium pure enough to be used in a nuclear weapon. But switching to safer fuel isn't easy.

Beijing Behind Islamabad

In their last report before the UN Security Council votes on sanctions against Iran, international nuclear inspectors declared Monday that Iran has now produced a stockpile of nuclear fuel that experts say would be enough, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons.

After two successive failures last year, the 2,000-km plus range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable missile Agni-II was on Monday test-fired successfully by Strategic Forces Command (SFC) from a site on the Orissa coast.

Vladimir Radyuhin

Experts say that U.S. missile defences and Prompt Global Strike weapons, far from promoting nuclear disarmament, may trigger a new arms race.