The New START Treaty

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  • February 24, 2023
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Context: Recently, the Russian President announced that Russia is suspending its participation in the New START.

About New START:

  • The name START comes from the original “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty”, known as START-I, which was signed between the US and the erstwhile USSR in 1991, and came into force in 1994.

It is a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.

It replaced the Treaty of Moscow (SORT), which was to expire in 2012.

START-I, which capped the numbers of nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that each side could deploy at 6,000 and 1,600 respectively, lapsed in 2009 and was replaced first by the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT or Treaty of Moscow), and then by the New START treaty.


Previous year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs : (2019)

Sea Bordering country
  1. Adriatic Sea
  1. Black Sea
  1. Caspian Sea
  1. Mediterranean Sea
  1. Red Sea

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. 1, 2, and 4 only
  2. 1, 3, and 4 only
  3. 2 and 5 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.2) Consider the following pairs: (2018)

The town is sometimes mentioned in the news Country
  1. Aleppo
  1. Kirkuk
  1. Mosul
  1. Mazar-i-Sharif

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 3 and 4


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