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January 2003 - India Special Weapons News

  • ThalesRaytheonSystems, receives added $38 million for weapon locating radars for India Thales 31 Jan 2003 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems, has received a $38 million contract modification award, which increases the quantity of AN/TPQ-37(V)3 Weapon Locating Radars sold to India in a Foreign Military Sale contract, as well as training, technical support and spare parts through the first quarter of 2008. This contract modification brings the overall contract value to $142.4 million.
  • INDIA/POLITICS VOA 29 Jan 2003 -- Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has reorganized his cabinet, with an eye to boosting the political fortunes of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party as it prepares for elections in several states
  • INDIA / CHINA SECURITY VOA 27 Jan 2003 -- India's foreign minister says there is little chance that his nation would go to war with China - despite the perception the two Asian giants have competing interests on the path to being global powers. The comments come at an international conference on Asian security in New Delhi
  • INDIA REPUBLIC DAY VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- Security was heavy across India on Sunday for annual Republic Day observances. New and powerful weapon systems were the highlight of the traditional parade in the capitol, New Delhi
  • INDIA / IRAN VOA 25 Jan 2003 -- Iran and India have called for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Iraq. Iranian president Mohammad Khatami is in India for a four day visit that focuses on strengthening bilateral cooperation. Meanwhile, a senior Iraqi leader -- also on a visit to New Delhi -- has said his country will fight back fiercely if attacked by the United States
  • U.S. Envoy Addresses U.S.-India Relationship Washington File 21 Jan 2003 -- U.S. Ambassador to India Robert D. Blackwill told an audience in California January 18 that President Bush is "determined to move U.S.-India ties to new heights." Ambassador Blackwill was speaking in San Jose to alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology
  • INDIA PARLIAMENT ANNIVERSARY VOA 22 Jan 2003 -- India has called on democracies in the world to unite in the fight against terrorism. Lawmakers from 85 countries are attending a conference in New Delhi to commemorate the golden jubilee (or 50th anniversary) of India's Parliament.
  • INDIA / RUSSIA DEFENSE VOA 20 Jan 2003 -- India has tested its most sophisticated surface-to-air missile on the country's east coast. The test of the "Akash" missile comes as India's defense minister returned from Russia with a reported agreement to purchase sea-based nuclear technology. When the deal is finalized in March, India will achieve its long-term objective of acquiring a nuclear-capable naval strike force
  • DELHI / METRO VOA 10 Jan 2003 -- The first phase of a new rapid transit rail system has opened in the Indian capital, raising hopes of easing the city's chronic traffic snarls and cutting down pollution. As Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, it's become one of the city's star attractions, with tens of thousands of people turning up daily for their first glimpse of a modern transportation system
  • THE U.S., INDIA, AND PAKISTAN VOA 10 Jan 2003 -- India is poised to be one of the leading nations of the 21st century. India is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation of over one-billion people, the largest democracy on earth. President George W. Bush has said the U.S. is committed to developing a relationship with India "based upon trust...[and] upon mutual values."
  • Daily Press Briefing State Department 09 Jan 2003 -- Nuclear Weapons Test
  • INDIA/DIASPORA VOA 09 Jan 2003 -- Nearly 15-hundred Indians living overseas have gathered in New Delhi for a government organized conference to encourage them to forge closer links with India. The government has announced that it will grant dual nationality to some people of Indian origin.
  • US / INDIA MISSILE VOA 09 Jan 2003 -- The United States expressed disappointment Thursday over India's test of its nuclear-capable Agni-One ballistic missile. It urged both India and Pakistan to tone down combative rhetoric and seek confidence-building measures.
  • INDIA / MISSILE TEST VOA 09 Jan 2003-- India has tested a surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable missile. The intermediate range ballistic missile was fired from the Chandipur-on-Sea testing range, in eastern Orissa State
  • Bush Administration "Determined" To Strengthen Ties With India Washington File 07 Jan 2003-- The Bush administration is determined to strengthen U.S.-India ties and develop a relationship that is based on "trust" and "mutual values," said the State Department's Director of Policy Planning Staff, Richard Haass.
  • INDIA/NUCLEAR VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- In India, defense analysts have welcomed the government's establishment of a command authority to manage the country's nuclear weapons. The government also reaffirmed its pledge not to be the first to use nuclear weapons
  • Daily Press Briefing State Department 02 Jan 2003 -- Engagement Aimed at Reducing Border Tensions and Potential Nuclear Activity



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