Oct 17, 2014

India test-fires first home-made cruise missile

India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country’s defense prowess. The “Nirbhay” (“Fearless”) missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state ...

Oct 11, 2014

Eastern India braces for powerful Cyclone Hudhud

Indian officials are evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone sweeps through the Bay of Bengal and heads toward India’s east coast. About 150,000 people have already been evacuated, with around 400,000 more to be relocated by the end of Saturday. ...

For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

| Oct 11, 2014

For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

One is Muslim, the other Hindu; one a Pakistani, the other Indian; one a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience. Despite their many differences, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi will be forever linked ...

Oct 7, 2014

India's nuclear risks and costs

by Ramesh Thakur

The inevitable conclusion that nuclear weapons cannot help India solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition, and are irrelevant as security against any other country, should at least encourage India to champion the phased and verifiable goal of global nuclear disarmament.