Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s newest uranium customer moving big time into the nuclear weapons race

India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile, Hindustan Times, Balasore, Odisha, August 09, 2012 Sharpening its missile teeth, India on Thursday successfully test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2000km as part of a user trial by the Army from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. …..

 India to launch nuclear submarine in arms race, The Age, 11 Aug 12.  INDIA will soon launch its first home-built nuclear submarine, capable of firing ballistic missiles, as the country escalates an arms race with China and Pakistan.

INS Arihant, planned to be the first of five of its class, would soon be ready to begin sea trials, said Admiral Nirmal Verma, the Indian navy’s chief of staff. When the vessel is operational, India will be able to launch nuclear missiles from the sea, land and air, joining a handful of countries possessing the ”nuclear triad”. ….


August 11, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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