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April 2003 - India Special Weapons News

  • PAKISTAN/INDIA RELATIONS VOA 29 Apr 2003 -- The latest peace overtures from India and Pakistan signal the first easing of tensions since they came close to war last year. Although it is not clear when, or if, talks will take place, analysts say there is hope the rival South Asian nations can move forward on practical issues such as restoring transport links and diplomatic relations.
  • INDIA / MISSILE VOA 29 Apr 2003 -- India has tested its most sophisticated short-range nuclear capable missile (Tuesday). The missile test comes a day after the first high-level contact between the prime ministers of India and rival Pakistan in nearly two years.
  • PAK/INDIA/TALKS VOA 28 Apr 2003 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali has telephoned his Indian counterpart Atal Behari Vajpayee to discuss ways to improve strained relations between the two countries. The call follows a conditional offer of dialogue earlier this month by New Delhi.
  • AIR INDIA-TRIAL PREVIEW VOA 26 Apr 2003 -- The trial for two men accused of bombing the Air India Flight 182 begins in Vancouver on Monday, after more than 17 years of investigation. The long and complicated trial is expected to last for at least a year.
  • KASHMIR/BOMB VOA 26 Apr 2003 -- In Indian Kashmir, three Islamic militants and two security personnel were reported killed Saturday in an attack on the state-run radio and television station there. There has been a surge of violence in the insurgency-wracked region over the past week.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR BOMBING VOA 25 Apr 2003 -- Three people were killed and 34 others injured Friday when a suspected bomb exploded at a courthouse in Indian-administered Kashmir. Eleven others in Kashmir also died Friday in a series of violent encounters.
  • KASHMIR BOMBING VOA 22 Apr 2003 -- Indian Kashmir, 22 people, including civilians and Islamic militants, have been killed in several incidents. Violence is continuing a week after the Indian prime minister visited the disputed region.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA/TALKS VOA 21 Apr 2003 -- Pakistan says it is ready to hold peace talks with India at any level and at any time, without conditions. The statement comes in response to the Indian prime minister's assertion that New Delhi is prepared to hold a dialogue with Pakistan, but only if Islamabad ends support for Islamic rebel groups waging a separatist insurgency in Kashmir.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR/ENVOY VOA 21 Apr 2003 -- An Indian government envoy has arrived in Kashmir to explore the possibility of holding peace talks in the insurgency-wracked region. Several separatist groups say they are unlikely to join the talks.
  • INDIA/PAK/KASHMIR VOA 19 Apr 2003 -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee says New Delhi is prepared to hold a dialogue with Pakistan, but only if Islamabad ends support for Islamic rebel groups waging a separatist insurgency in Kashmir. The Indian leader made the comments at the end of a rare two-day visit to Indian Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR/VAJPAYEE VOA 18 Apr 2003 -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has called for talks with Pakistan. He also held out the prospect of peace and development to the people of Indian Kashmir, in a landmark visit to the insurgency-wracked region. Kashmiri separatist groups called for a shut-down during the prime minister's visit.
  • INDIA/VAJPAYEE/ KASHMIR VOA 17 Apr 2003 -- Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee begins a two-day visit to the country's restive Kashmir region on Friday. Kashmiri separatist groups have called for a strike during the visit, but also want a dialogue with the national government.
  • INDIA/TRUCKERS STRIKE VOA 16 Apr 2003 -- Truck drivers across India are striking to protest higher fuel prices and a proposed new tax. The strike is pushing up prices of essential items in many parts of the country.
  • PAKISTAN / U-S / INDIA VOA 10 Apr 2003 -- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell says Washington will remain engaged in efforts to ease tensions between India and Pakistan. But Mr. Powell says there are no parallels between the situation in South Asia and Iraq.
  • INDIA WHO POLIO VOA 08 Apr 2003 -- The World Health Organization has intensified efforts to eliminate the crippling disease, polio, in India following a dramatic increase in cases during the past year. Health officials fear India's new polio cases could set back a global campaign to eradicate the disease.
  • INDIA / MISSILE VOA 06 Apr 2003 -- India says it is developing an advanced version of its most sophisticated nuclear-capable missile.
  • INDIA / TRIBAL MASSACRE VOA 04 Apr 2003 -- Police in India say 23 people have been killed in the remote northeast in an incident related to tribal conflict.



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