This paper attempts to compile nuclear events, including weapon use and tests as well as debates surrounding nuclear winter. It also briefly discusses these devastating environmental effects in the light of a hypothetical nuclear war between two South Asian nuclear neighbours.
By 2050, rising population in flood prone lands, climate change, deforestation, loss of wetlands and rising sea levels are expected to increase the number of people vulnerable to flood disaster to 2 billion.
Given the location of Lumbini and geo-cultural linkages with Nepal, the current policy of India could create serious cultural and strategic challenges in the future.
Rafale deal typifies a classic case of ‘arms dynamic’ which explains that arms transactions can be a complex affair involving elements of state, bureaucracy and armed forces from the recipient side and manufacturers and the state from the supplier side.
Discussing the execution of Shoko Asahara is not only relevant from the historical perspective, but it is important to keep the debate alive on this subject since the threat from chemical/Biological weapons still exists.