Read the following passage carefully to answer these questions. Certain words/phrases are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

India’s nuclear ambition had been the bone of contention for a very long time. It was a ‘’settled’’ belief in our country that the US began to ‘’stress’’ the issue of signing the CTBT only in more recent round of talks when the two countries had come close to an ‘’agreement’’ on the other issues, including CTBT because it is part of its somewhat browbeating style of doing business. But a moment’s reflection would show that there could be another explanation. In the aftermath of Pokhran-II when tempers had cooled, the US was ‘’predisposed’’ to accept our Prime Minister’s repeated assertions that India intended to arm it with nuclear weapons only as a deterrent to a nuclear attack or blackmail.

Question 136

Which of the following statements is false in the context of the passage ?
A. Only because of Pokhran-II the US had accepted Indian Prime Minister’s assertion about India’s nuclear policy.
B. The round of talks were being held by at least three countries, the US being the mediator.
C. Indian Prime Minister has assured the world that it would not initiate attack on any nation.


A is false as the passage clearly states that Us had accepted the Pm's assertion only to get the CTBT signed(refer to 4th line).B is false as Us never acted as a mediator. C is false as the passage never mentioned that Pm assured the world ( he assured only the Us) .Meanwhile, The passage only mentions that India is using Nuclear weapons to protect itself but is not sure whether it is going to attack or not.Hence.D all the three are incorrect.

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