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June 2004 India Special Weapons News

  • INDIA/PAKISTAN PEACE TALKS VOA 28 Jun 2004 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to hold a sustained dialogue to solve their long-standing dispute over Kashmir. The two countries will also reopen consulates in their largest cities, the latest sign that relations between the South Asian rivals are improving.
  • INDIA/US/SPACE VOA 27 Jun 2004 -- India and the United States are exploring ways to step up trade and collaboration in civilian space-related activities. New avenues in commerce between the two countries have opened up since the United States eased decades of restrictions on high-technology exports to India.
  • INDIA/PAK TALKS VOA 27 Jun 2004 -- Indian and Pakistan officials have opened talks in New Delhi aimed at tackling their dispute over Kashmir and easing five decades of hostility between them.
  • INDIA/PAK/PEACE TALKS VOA 25 Jun 2004 -- Indian and Pakistani officials begin talks in New Delhi on Sunday on Kashmir, the disputed region that has embittered relations since the countries gained independence from British rule in 1947. The dialogue is seen as a significant step forward in a peace process, which began last year.
  • India`s ISRO nears deal with US based Raytheon IRNA 24 Jun 2004 -- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is about to sign a major contract with a US company, Raytheon.
  • Technology transfer in India to be linked to defense deals IRNA 24 Jun 2004 -- The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Center will try to link the transfer of technology to defense procurement deals.
  • US policy may deter India`s growth in satellite-launch market IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- Nations wanting to take advantage of up to 30 percent cheaper satellite launches by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) were unlikely to be allowed to do so if they had either bought US-made satellites or satellites that had US-made components, the local media reported here Wednesday.
  • Indian Air Force to participate in multi-nation exercise in Alaska IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- Indian Government has cleared the participation of an Indian Air Force contingent in a multi-nation exercise hosted by the United States at its military flight training range in Alaska.
  • State's Morin Encourages Greater U.S.-India Space Cooperation Washington File 22 Jun 2004 -- Increased U.S.-Indian cooperation in space technologies could lead to tremendous advances in economic development, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Lee Morin.
  • India, Pak review progress in bilateral relations including J&K IRNA 22 Jun 2004 -- India and Pakistan on Monday reviewed the progress in all aspects of bilateral relations including Jammu & Kashmir, and implementation of the framework for the dialogue process worked out in February by the foreign secretaries of the two countries.
  • President Bush Praises U.S.-India Space Cooperation Washington File 21 Jun 2004 -- Following is the text of a message from President Bush to participants in the India-United States Conference on Space Science, Applications, and Commerce that took place in Bangalore, India, June 21.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN NUCLEAR VOA 20 Jun 2004 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to establish a telephone hotline for nuclear issues and have pledged not to conduct further nuclear tests. The agreements are the fruit of two days of talks held in the Indian capital on confidence-building measures between the rivals.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN NUCLEAR TALKS VOA 19 Jun 2004 -- Indian and Pakistani officials have opened talks in New Delhi on ways to reduce the risk of nuclear war between the two countries. Tthe talks aim to build confidence between the two governments.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/NUCLEAR TALKS/PREVIEW VOA 18 Jun 2004 -- An eight-member Pakistani delegation has arrived in India to hold talks on nuclear issues. The talks will focus on reducing the chances of a nuclear conflict between the two countries.
  • KASHMIR / VIOLENCE VOA 13 Jun 2004 -- In Indian Kashmir, authorities have stepped up security following attacks that killed at least seven people, including two tourists, and injured dozens of others. The attacks have come at a time when domestic tourism to the Himalayan region is on the rise.
  • South Asia: India Wants Kashmiri Groups To Join Peace Talks RFE/RL 07 Jun 2004 -- India's new government released its first policy statement to the parliament in New Delhi today. The wide range of issues in the government's program includes a pledge to open talks with key separatist groups in the divided region of Kashmir, as well as a push for economic reforms and religious tolerance.
  • India: New Delhi Calls For 'Common Nuclear Doctrine' With Pakistan And China RFE/RL 02 Jun 2004 -- India's newly elected government has called for Pakistan and China to join New Delhi in direct, three-way talks about a "common nuclear doctrine." The move is one of several steps taken by India's new Congress Party-led cabinet that appears aimed at moving the peace process forward with its two nuclear-armed neighbors.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN VOA 01 Jun 2004 -- A top official of India's new government says it will continue on the road to peace with Pakistan that was started by the previous government. India's new foreign minister says the two countries will hold peace talks in New Delhi later this month.
  • Indo-US Defense Policy Group meeting to reassess military ties begins IRNA 01 Jun 2004 -- The three-day Indo-US Defense Policy Group (DPG) meeting began here Tuesday to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations including strategic issues, joint exercises, training and acquisition.

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