Other countries opposing Indian membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) include New Zealand, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa and Austria, diplomats said.
The claim by Dr A Q Khan, father of Pakistan's nuclear programme, that it has the capability to hit New Delhi in five minutes from Kahuta near Islamabad, was today deplored by India's strategic community which said that India has the capability to hit entire Pakistan but nuclear weapons were not weapons of war but only meant for deterrence.
Barack Obama will become the first US president to visit atomic bomb-struck Hiroshima during a trip to Hiroshima on May 27, the White House informed on May 10
Donald Trump's such a remarks came during a town-hall in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal with countries like Pakistan which has sometimes "double dealt" with the US.
India said it has noted that this year the resolution makes several references to the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and urges its consideration in the NPT framework, a treaty that focuses exclusively on restraints on possession of nuclear weapons and is completely silent on restraints on use of nuclear weapons.
Under the first phase of the agreement, Iran will stop enriching uranium beyond five percent, effectively giving up the higher levels of enrichment needed to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons.
North Korean nuclear weapons act as a deterrent to potential aggressors and as a foundation for its prosperity, the country's leader said in a speech delivered on Sunday and published in full by the country's KCNA news agency on Tuesday.
The world powers should focus on scrapping nuclear weapons and abiding by their own non-proliferation commitments rather than speculating about Iran's peaceful atomic work, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday
The US has accused North Korea of "violating" international law by its "provocative" act to launch a long-range rocket - even though it was a failed attempt - hours after the top eight powerful countries asked it not to do so.
Justifying India's manufacture of nuclear weapons, former President A P J Abdul Kalam today said when the countries around India were making such weapons, the nation "cannot sit and meditate."
The United States is in talks with NATO to remove US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, in a push toward a nuclear-weapons-free world and to cut costs, a Japanese newspaper said today.
A 46-nation export control group has acted to bar states that shun a global anti-nuclear weapons pact from obtaining technology which can be used to make atomic bombs, diplomats and experts say.
Monday’s spectacular terrorist strike on a naval base in Karachi has raised concerns about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Are they really safe? Experts answer.
A group of highly-trained militants with night-vision goggles and the collusion of sympathetic Islamist military officials storm a heavily-guarded navy base situated only a few miles from where a unstable Pakistan stores some of its nuclear weapons.