New Start Nuclear Arms Control Treaty
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – International relations
- United States has extended the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear arms control treaty with Russia for five years.
- USA President and his Russian counterpart reportedly discussed it and subsequently, Russian President signed it into law on Friday.
- It is a treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms.
- It came into force on 5th February, 2011.
- It is a successor to the START framework of 1991 (at the end of the Cold War) that limited both sides to 1,600 strategic delivery vehicles and 6,000 warheads.
- It continues the process of verifiably reducing the USA and Russian strategic nuclear arsenals by limiting both sides to 700 strategic launchers and 1,550 warheads.
- Russia proposes to Extend New START Treaty: Click here