India’s long-range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during a Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2013. India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile and has pushed for further testing to verify its nuclear capabilities. Photo: AP
India’s long-range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during a Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2013. India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile and has pushed for further testing to verify its nuclear capabilities. Photo: AP
Riaz Khokhar
Opinion

Opinion

Riaz Khokhar

US fusion breakthrough reinforces the case against live nuclear tests, and India should take note

  • The success of virtual nuclear testing has set the stage for ratification of the nuclear test ban treaty, but India still wants to conduct nuclear tests
  • A breach of norms against testing should invite universal condemnation and punitive action, and not be enabled by a waiver of sanctions

India’s long-range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during a Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2013. India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile and has pushed for further testing to verify its nuclear capabilities. Photo: AP
India’s long-range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during a Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2013. India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile and has pushed for further testing to verify its nuclear capabilities. Photo: AP
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