India already possesses a sufficient arsenal of fission weapons. Signing the CTBT now would lead to diplomatic gains and strengthen its case for NSG membership.
A Pentagon spokesman said THAAD would be deployed “as soon as feasible,” but declined to give a specific timeline.
US has urged countries to curb the use of North Korean workers, who number roughly 50,000 and generate between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually.
In an address to the UN General Assembly, North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho described his country’s nuclear weapons as “a righteous self-defence measure” against “constant nuclear threats of US.”