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September 2003 - India Special Weapons News

  • KASHMIR MILITANTS VOA 29 Sept 2003-- India's Army says it has killed 15 suspected Islamic militants trying to infiltrate the Indian side of the disputed Kashmir region
  • British Chief of Defense Staff talks to Indian defense minister IRNA 26 Sep 2003 -- British Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Michael Walker called on Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes and discussed matters of mutual interests and defense related issues in New Delhi.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN / U-N VOA 25 Sept 2003-- Addressing the U-N General Assembly Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee angrily rejected a Kashmir truce offer by Pakistan. Mr. Vajpayee said the offer, made the day before at the United Nations by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, was tantamount to an admission that Pakistan supports terrorism
  • India clears raising of two Agni missile groups in Army IRNA 24 Sep 2003 -- Eight years after creating a specialized regiment to handle short-range missiles, Indian Government has cleared the setting up of similar groups for intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBM).
  • INDIA / TEMPLE / POLITICS VOA 19 Sept 2003-- An Indian court says Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani will not face charges relating to the destruction of a Muslim mosque 11 years ago
  • India non-committal on troops to Iraq: Vajpayee IRNA 16 Sep 2003 -- Indian Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee left for Turkey enroute to the UN on a 13-day visit Tuesday morning.
  • INDIA / BOMBAY BOMBER VOA 13 Sept 2003-- Police officials in Bombay, India say the mastermind behind last month's twin car bombings, which killed 52 people in the city and injured another 150, was shot to death Friday in a gun battle with police.
  • India links sending troops to Iraq with cross border terrorism IRNA 12 Sep 2003 -- In a subtle diplomatic move, India has linked any shift in its stand on sending its combat troops to Iraq to the continued "Pak-sponsored terror" campaign in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), local press reported here on Friday.
  • INDIA/ISRAEL VOA 09 Sept 2003-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has begun a three-day visit to India by promising to build a closer relationship. The first visit by an Israeli prime minister to India is an important step in strengthening their growing ties
  • KASHMIR / BLAST VOA 06 Sept 2003-- At least six people have been killed and more than 30 injured in a car bomb explosion in Indian Kashmir
  • BAE SYSTEMS Welcomes The Selection Of Hawk As The Indian Advanced Jet Trainer BAE Systems 03 Sep 2003 -- BAE Systems welcomes today's news that the Indian Government has selected the Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force and looks forward to finalisation of the contract with the appropriate authorities.
  • INDIA/MILITARY VOA 03 Sept 2003-- India has approved several defense deals that include buying trainer jets from Britain and equipment that will help the army to fight terrorism more effectively
  • India Unrest VOA 02 Sept 2003-- Recent bomb blasts in Bombay have increased tensions between the Hindu majority and India's large Muslim minority.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR VOA 02 Sept 2003-- In Indian Kashmir, more than 12 people have been killed and several others wounded in a wave of intensified attacks blamed on Islamic guerrillas
  • INDIA BOMBING ARRESTS VOA 01 Sep 2003 -- Indian authorities have charged four people, including three members of one family, in connection with last week's car bombings in Bombay that killed 52 people, and injured nearly 150 others. Security has been tightened in the city as it celebrates a major Hindu religious festival.
  • India`s Nuclear Command Authority reviews readiness of forces IRNA 01 Sep 2003 -- The Political Council of India`s Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) on Monday met for the first time under the Chairmanship of Indian Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is understood to have reviewed the readiness of the strategic forces, local media reported on Monday.

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