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26 March 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • India, US Agree to Boost Defense VOA 26 Mar 2005 -- India and the United States have announced plans to boost defense relations, after Washington unveiled plans to sell an undetermined amount of F-16 fighter jets to India's rival, Pakistan.

  • Pakistan welcomes US decision on F-16s aircraft sale IRNA 26 Mar 2005 -- Pakistan on Saturday welcomed the decision of the U.S Administration to sell F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.
  • Pakistan PM lauds US fighter planes decision IRNA 26 Mar 2005 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Saturday lauded the US decision to sell F-16 fighter planes to Pakistan and described it as a "red-letter day" for the Pakistan Air Force.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • IVORY COAST/ SECURITY VOA 26 Mar 2005 -- An international peace advocacy group warns that a return to war in Ivory Coast could spark a regional conflict, drawing in Guinea, Mali, and Burkina Faso, and will put the Liberian peace process into jeopardy.

News Reports

  • LEBANON EXPLOSION VOA 26 Mar 2005 -- A bomb exploded in an industrial zone of a predominantly Christian neighborhood of Beirut Saturday night, injuring at least eight people.

  • RUSSIA/KYRGYZSTAN VOA 26 Mar 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly offered his help to the new Kyrgyz leadership. Meanwhile, reports in Moscow say that ousted Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev has taken refuge in Russia.
  • Less Rioting In Kyrgyzstan As Situation Normalizes RFE/RL 26 Mar 2005 -- Bishkek is reportedly quieter today, as police are patrolling the Kyrgyz capital in an attempt to stop a repeat of rioting the previous night.
  • Uzbekistan Ready To Work With Authorities In Bishkek RFE/RL 26 Mar 2005 -- The Uzbek government today said it is ready to work with authorities in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Kyrgyz Legislators Set New Date For Elections RFE/RL 26 Mar 2005 -- Kyrgyz parliamentarians today took further steps to erase the remnants of ousted President Askar Akayev's rule as they set 26 June as the date for new presidential polls.
  • China: Border Crossing With Kyrgyzstan Closed RFE/RL 26 Mar 2005 -- The semi-official China News Service announced in Beijing on 25 March that the Irkeshtam border trading station with Kyrgyzstan is closed and will remain so until 28 March, Reuters reported.

  • Criminal Inquiry Opens After Rally In Minsk RFE/RL 26 Mar 2005 -- Belarusian authorities have opened a criminal inquiry one day after a rally in Minsk called for the resignation of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.



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