Pakistan asks India to bring its entire nuclear programme under IAEA safeguards
Pakistan has asked India to bring its entire civilian nuclear programme under the safeguards laid out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Kamran Akhtar, Director General of Disarmament at Pakistan’s Foreign Office, said on Monday that Islamabad will not agree to Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) until New Delhi brings its entire nuclear programme under IAEA safeguards.
"It is incumbent on us to stand up for our own interest. We want an assurance that India's whole three stage nuclear power programme would be under safeguards," Akhtar said while speaking at a round-table discussion in Islamabad on FMCT.
“Pakistan will not agree to FMCT until it gets the assurance from India,” he added.
Akhtar further said that negotiating a treaty that only bans future production of fissile material without taking into account the existing stockpiles would freeze "the existing asymmetries".
He also alleged that India has been given "discriminatory waivers", which added to Pakistan's security concerns.
“Pakistan should not be asked to agree to something that is not in its strategic interest. The FMCT would put Pakistan at a permanent disadvantage and undermine its security interests,” he said.
Network Centric Warfare and Indian Navy & IAF and land based units. More satellites will be launched as grid as launched previously.
In addition to making platforms and infrastructure for network centricity, the Navy has also made organizational changes to create and efficiently manage the transition to seamless Network Centric capabilities. The creation of a new post of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communications Space and Network Centric Operations) is step in the process to migrate from a ‘Platform Centric Navy’ to a ‘Network Enabled Navy’.
During various exercises, Network Centric Warfare (NCW) has been one of the crucial aspects being validated. During the various coordinated exercises conducted by the Army with the Air Force, the endeavor has been to validate and integrate the use of all available assets, including satellites, UAVs and HUMINT (Human intelligence) to assist commanders at all levels in taking dynamic and proactive operati…
Jammu is up in arms against the authorities. This time, it is not against discriminatory policies being pursued by the successive Kashmir-dominated and Valley-centric governments in Jammu & Kashmir since 1947, but against the settlement of Rohingyas from Myanmar in Jammu and Ladakh, both strategically vital for national security.
According to the late Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the number of Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of Jammu city and around it, was 5,107 in 2010 (AINS, 10 October 2015). And, as per Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s June 2016 Assembly statement, there were 13,400 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living in camps in Jammu. She said “Bathindi Ka Plot is home to the highest number of Rohingya Muslims” (The Hindustan Times, 5 December 2016).
The break-up of Rohingyas settled in the state is as follows: Jammu – 5,086, Jammu’s Samba district – 634 and Ladakh – 7,664. The total number is 13, 334.
The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and In…
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Little has been known about the actual intent of the new missile but the configuration of thrust vectoring in canister mobile layout suggests new SSM is a tactical missile system heavily borrowing components from ‘Shourya’ missile.
Pralay seems to be carrying slower speed than Shourya but similar dimension suggests it will neither carry same range of Shourya which is 750 to 1900 km depending on the payload or may accede its range parameters.
As far as the missile is concerned, aerodynamic configuration has been finalised & all system studies have been completed. Preliminary design review(PDR) of electro mechanical actuation (EMA) system,canister,jet vane system for thrust vector control,integrated avionics module(…