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August 2004 India Special Weapons News

  • INDIA/BLASTS VOA 26 Aug 2004 -- In India's northeastern state of Assam, two separate explosions have killed five people and wounded more than 40. Anjana Pasricha in New Delhi reports, the violence is the latest in a series of recent attacks blamed on separatist militants.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/TERRORISM VOA 15 Aug 2004 -- In India, at least 12 people have been killed and several injured in a powerful bomb blast in the northeastern state of Assam. The explosion took place as India and Pakistan celebrated their independence from British rule with vows to crush terrorism and improve relations with each other.
  • India/Pakistan: Talks Bolster Hopes For Peace Process RFE/RL 12 Aug 2004 -- India and Pakistan say two days of talks between their interior ministers have enhanced the peace process by allowing both sides to share their views on terrorism and drug smuggling. Both issues are linked to their wider dispute over the divided region of Kashmir. So far, the peace process launched in January has achieved little concrete progress beyond agreements for further talks. But one prominent U.S. expert on South Asia predicts the nuclear-capable neighbors will achieve a major breakthrough as soon as September that will reduce the risk of a nuclear confrontation.
  • PAKISTAN INDIA TALKS VOA 11 Aug 2004 -- Pakistan and India have wrapped up two days of talks, describing the meetings as "candid" and "constructive."
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA / TALKS VOA 10 Aug 2004 -- Pakistan and India have begun a new round of talks in Islamabad (Tuesday) to discuss how to fight drug smuggling and terrorism.
  • INDIA/KASHMIR ATTACK VOA 05 Aug 2004 -- Suspected Islamic militants attacked a paramilitary camp in Indian Kashmir, killing nine soldiers. It is the second attack in the region in a week, and came as India and Pakistan opened talks on the disputed region.

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