Free Press Journal
  • US curbs on seven Pak firms for N-trade

    Islamabad : The US has imposed sanctions on seven Pakistani companies for allegedly engaging in nuclear trade in a move that could undermine Pakistan’s ambition of joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an elite club of countries that can trade fissile materials and nuclear technologies.

  • India’s Wassenaar’s membership won’t change our stand on NSG: China

    Beijing : China on Wednesday hinted that India’s entry into the Wassenaar Arrangement will not necessarily pave the way for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
    The Foreign Ministry said that different multilateral export control regimes had different standards of admissions.
    “We have noticed the report. As I understand it, different multilateral mechanisms have different roles and different standards for admitting new members,” Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told IANS.
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  • China says no change in its stand on India’s membership to NSG

    Beijing: China today asserted its opposition to India’s membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there is no change in its stand and efforts were on to forge “consensus” among the 48-member elite nuclear club about the admission of new members.

  • Will reject India’s NSG entry: China

    BEIJING: China on Friday said it will oppose India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) whose plenary session is underway in Bern.”As for non-NPT countries being admitted to the group, I can tell you there is no change in China’s position,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

  • India’s membership bid in NSG has become complicated: China

    Beijing: China on Monday said India’s membership bid in the NSG has become “more complicated” under the “new circumstances” as it again ruled out backing New Delhi’s entry in the grouping, saying there should be non-discriminatory solution applicable to all non-NPT signatory countries.

  • India has active territorial dispute with China: Report

    Singapore : India has an active territorial dispute with China and is unhappy about the Communist nation’s apparent efforts to stifle its ambitions in multilateral fora such as the UN and NSG, according to a report released at a defence forum here on Saturday.

  • Beijing to block India’s NSG bid again

    India has been backed by the US and other members in the group, but China opposes its entry, citing its non-signatory status to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Beijing argues that if India can be let in why not Pakistan, which is also not an NPT member
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  • Pak says India is diverting nuclear material to manufacture weapons

    India enjoys the rare distinction of diverting nuclear material, obtained on its peaceful use commitment, to its nuclear weapons programme.India enjoys the rare distinction of diverting nuclear material, obtained on its peaceful use commitment, to its nuclear weapons programme.Pak Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria  (more…)

  • Jaitley hands over DRDO-developed devices to forces

    NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday handed over a number of devices developed by the DRDO to National Security Guard (NSG), Delhi Police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The devices handed over to NDRF included ‘E-Nasika’, a hand-held equipment which is capable of rapid detection of chemical agents well below their toxic limits. Jaitley also handed over to NSG an equipment called ‘OTL-300’. It can instantly detect partially camouflaged

  • National Security Guard website hacked, defaced with abusive message against PM

    New Delhi: Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives hacked the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with a profanity-laden message against the Prime Minister and anti-India content. Officials said the hacking attempt was noticed Sunday today and the URL — www.nsg.gov.in — was blocked soon after by the counter-terror force from its headquarters here.

  • China’s blocks proposal to list Massod Azhar as terrorist; India condemns move

    NewDelhi: Terming China’s decision to again block a proposal to list Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist under the 1267 sanctions committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as “surprising”, India on Friday said the decision confirms the prevalence of double standards in the fight against terrorism.

  • NSG draft rule may allow India in, but leave Pak out

    Washington :  A draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group paves the way for India’s entry but leaves Pakistan out, says a US-based arms control organisation, reports IANS.

  • NSG commandos set to join R-Day parade

    New Delhi : For the first time in the history of Republic Day celebrations, the ‘black cat’ commandos of the elite counter-terror force NSG may march down Rajpath in full armed gear on January 26 next.

  • Indian, Chinese NSAs meet in Hyderabad, discuss bilateral ties

    Hyderabad : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi here to discuss measures to improve bilateral ties strained by differences over a host of issues, including Beijing blocking India’s NSG bid and a UN ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar.

  • India, China continue talks on NSG membership

    New Delhi: India on Monday continued its discussions with China over the issue of its membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which Beijing has been stalling.

  • New Zealand assures Modi of ‘constructive’ approach on NSG bid

    New Delhi : India and New Zealand on Wednesday agreed to strengthen ties in key areas of trade, defence and security during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kiwi counterpart John Key, who also assured that his country will contribute “constructively” to the process currently underway in the NSG to consider India’s membership.

  • India, Russia approve two more units at Kudankulam

    Benaulim (Goa) : Carrying forward their cooperation in civil nuclear energy, India and Russia gave the go ahead for construction of two more nuclear reactors in Kudankulam project even as Moscow strongly backed New Delhi’s bid for NSG membership, reports PTI.

  • Can’t have two views on terror, Modi tells Xi

    Benaulim (Goa) : India on Saturday made some plainspeaking to China that countries cannot afford to have differences on the issue of tackling terror and put forward its concerns over Beijing blocking UN designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.