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July 2003 - India Special Weapons News

  • INDIA/BLAST VOA 29 July 2003--Security has been stepped-up in India's financial capital Bombay, a day after a bomb explosion on a bus killed two people and injured more than 40 others. Authorities are blaming an Islamic militant group for the attack.
  • Annan 'deeply concerned' at increase in violence in Kashmir UN News Centre 23 Jul 2003 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern over recent terrorist acts in Kashmir and urged India and Pakistan to continue their recent efforts to resolve their differences peacefully.
  • India Defense Minister Visits Scene of Attack in Kashmir VOA News 23 Jul 2003 -- India's defense minister has visited the scene of Tuesday's attack on an army camp in Indian Kashmir, vowing the incident will not effect peace efforts with rival Pakistan.
  • India, Pakistan Discuss Security Issues VOA News 23 Jul 2003 -- India's defense minister has held talks with senior military officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir to discuss security, in light of two days of violence. His visit comes after suspected Islamic militants launched separate attacks against an Indian army camp and Hindu pilgrims, killing 15 people, including a senior military officer.
  • India: Lashkar-e-Taiba Responsible for Army Camp Attack in Kashmir VOA News 22 Jul 2003 -- Press Trust of India says Tuesday's attack on an army camp in Indian Kashmir was carried out by the Pakistan-based terrorist group known as Lashkar-e-Taiba.
  • U.S. Envoy to India Says U.S.-Indian Relations Will Blossom Washington File 22 Jul 2003 -- U.S. Ambassador to India Robert D. Blackwill, in one of his last speeches in India, underscored the positive, broad transformation in U.S.-Indian relations since President Bush took office and predicted that the strategic relationship will continue to blossom.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN VOA 22 Jul 2003 -- A senior Pakistani politician, Maulana Fazl-ur Rehman, is wrapping up a week-long visit to India. The Pakistani leader has called for peace between the South Asian rivals.
  • Violence Erupts in Indian-Controlled Kashmir VOA News 22 Jul 2003 -- Suspected Islamic militants have staged two attacks in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the last 24 hours. Seven soldiers were killed and more wounded in an early Tuesday assault on an army base. Hindu pilgrims were the targets late Monday, when a grenade left at least seven dead and dozens injured.
  • KASHMIR / ATTACK VOA 22 Jul 2003 -- Suspected Islamic militants have staged two attacks in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the last 24 hours. Seven soldiers were killed and more wounded in an early Tuesday assault on an army base. Hindu pilgrims were the targets late Monday, when a grenade left at least seven dead and dozens injured.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR VOA 21 Jul 2003 -- In India's Jammu and Kashmir state, authorities say at least five people have been killed and about 25 injured in two explosions by suspected Islamic militants in a town visited by tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year.
  • INDIA / PARLIAMENT VOA 21 Jul 2003 -- India's new parliament session got off to a raucous start when a bitter dispute broke out between opposition lawmakers and government ministers. The argument centers on a criminal investigation of the demolition of an ancient mosque more than a decade ago.
  • Investigation of Mosque Demolition Sparks Dispute in India's Parliament VOA News 21 Jul 2003 -- India's new parliament session got off to a raucous start when a bitter dispute broke out between opposition lawmakers and government ministers. The argument centered on a criminal investigation of the demolition of an ancient mosque more than a decade ago.
  • Floods Devastate Northern India, Kill More than 100 VOA News 16 Jul 2003 -- More than 100 people are feared killed in a flash flood caused by torrential rainfall in Northern India. It was the latest disaster triggered by the monsoon season in South Asia, where annual rains have caused severe flooding in several regions and killed nearly 300 people.
  • India Sends New Ambassador to Pakistan, Signaling Improving Relations VOA News 15 Jul 2003 -- India's new ambassador to Islamabad has arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to take up his position, restoring full diplomatic relations between the two rival nations after a gap of 18 months.
  • INDIA / MAOIST ATTACK VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- In eastern India, suspected Maoist rebels have triggered a series of explosions on rail tracks, causing three trains to derail.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA AMBASSADOR VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- India's new ambassador to Islamabad has arrived in Pakistan (Tuesday) to take up his position, restoring full diplomatic relations between the two rival nations after a gap of 18-months.
  • India: No Troops for Iraq without UN Mandate VOA News 14 Jul 2003 -- India has turned down a U.S. request to send troops to Iraq to join a stabilization force. The Indian government failed to build a domestic consensus on the issue.
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA / BUS VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- Passenger bus service between India and Pakistan has resumed after a gap of 18 months, sparking further hopes of an end to decades of enmity between the South Asian nations.
  • PAK / INDIA BUS VOA 07 Jul 2003 -- Passenger buses are set to resume traveling between India and Pakistan later this week, after a suspension of more than 18-months. The development is another step in building trust and moving towards peace talks between the two rival south Asian nations.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/TRADE VOA 04 Jul 2003 -- A group of Pakistani business leaders is on a six-day visit to India to revive trade ties. The visit comes amid a thaw in relations between the South Asian rivals.
  • INDIA TRAIN WRECK VOA 02 Jul 2003 -- In southern India, at least 15 people were killed when a passenger train plunged off a bridge. It is the latest in a series of train accidents in the country, which has one of the world's most extensive rail networks.
  • INDIA/ECONOMY VOA 01 Jul 2003 -- India has joined a pool of lenders to the International Monetary Fund for the first time. It has also told 22 donor countries that it will not accept aid in the future.



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