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Nuclear/Missiles

Shift from bilateralism to multilateralism in the form of six nation talks if accepted by Trump Administration which does not favor the latter could lead to delays in détente
Signalling to the US, Kim Jong Un supervised and guided the test, calling it an operation of “very weighty significance,” the official Korean Central News Agency said.
Countries develop multiple missile systems with varied capabilities to provide wide range of strike options, Nirbhay the sub sonic cruise missile on operationalisation will complement the Brahmos.
Need for a sub-sonic missile becomes important when capability for hovering over the target becomes necessary in strategic or tactical context.
The operationalization of GSLV has made the country self-reliant in the launching capability of 2 tonne class of satellites for communication & meteorological purposes
The similarity in technologies for developing launch vehicles and ballistic missiles have been identified in a Wisconsin Project Report
In Official reactions US seemed supportive, Pakistan without naming India called for prevention of arms race while China was relatively non committal
North Korea continues to pose a nuclear threat to the United States and its allies, the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea told a congressional panel
North Korea is sending signals of breaking off engagement with the South as well as the United States and may be upping the ante after breakdown of talks at Hanoi in late February.
North Korea believes there are no legitimate reasons to maintain sanctions against the country since it has not conducted nuclear and missile testing for well over a year.
L&T Defence, a industry partner of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL), delivered the 100th set of BRAHMOS Transport-Storage Launch Canister (TLC) to BAPL
Advances in additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and robotics could increase the possibilities for the development, production and use of biological weapons.
Pyongyang is likely to reject Washington’s “big deal” approach toward denuclearizing North Korea as indicated by signals the country has been sending
U.S. President Donald Trump left Washington on February 25 for Vietnam where he will hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump is to meet Kim in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on Feb. 27 and 28 as a follow-up to their first summit last June in Singapore.
These programmes may also support prevention of proliferation of nuclear material through sea ports.
China has achieved real-time transmission of deep-sea data at 6,000-meter depth through its self-developed BeiDou satellites for the first time
Germany France and the UK launch INSTEX (Instrument In Support Of Trade Exchanges) to help reduce the impact of sanctions on Iran
Building blocks of EU India Cooperation need to be reinforced in the days to come to take advantage of the Europe’s new found assertiveness
India has joined the hypersonic missile race with at least three systems on the drawing board, but rapid progression of these projects assumes importance

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