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September 2004 India Special Weapons News

  • UN/INDIA/PAKISTAN VOA 24 Sep 2004 -- The leaders of India and Pakistan have launched a fresh effort to improve the troubled relationship between the two nuclear-armed rivals. The two men met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. They agreed on several confidence-building measures, including the possibility of a joint gas pipeline project.
  • India`s eminent nuclear scientist Ramanna dead IRNA 24 Sep 2004 -- India`s eminent scientist and doyen of India`s nuclear program, Raja Ramanna, died of an intestinal problem in a hospital here at the age of 79.
  • UN/India/Pakistan VOA 23 Sep 2004 -- The leaders of South Asian rivals India and Pakistan are to meet Friday (tomorrow/today) on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly debate in New York. The meeting, and conciliatory remarks by both during their visit to New York, are being viewed as signs that the nuclear armed neighbors may be ready to put an end to nearly six decades of hostility.
  • Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh IRNA 23 Sep 2004 -- Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft crashed near Gwalior in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday afternoon with the pilot ejecting safely.
  • India successfully launches EDUSAT satellite for education IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- India`s Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) successfully launched EDUSAT, the country`s first thematic satellite dedicated exclusively for educational services, into a Geo-synchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR) in Sriharikota, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, on Monday.
  • INDIA PAKISTAN KASHMIR VOA 21 Sep 2004 -- The Indian government is denying a news report that it might offer territorial concessions to Pakistan in the dispute over Kashmir. The denial comes just days before the leaders of the two countries are to meet in New York.
  • India to launch Indonesian satellite IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- India`s Antrix Corporation Limited concluded a contract for commercial launching of a satellite of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia.
  • INDIA/US/PAK/NUCLEAR VOA 19 Sep 2004 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets this week in New York with President Bush and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
  • India testfires surface-to-air Trishul missile IRNA 15 Sep 2004 -- Trishul, India`s most sophisticated and indigenous short-range missile, was successfully testfired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 from Balasore in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, on Wednesday, defense sources said.
  • Indian Cabinet gives a go ahead for revival of AWACS project IRNA 10 Sep 2004 -- Five years after a setback to its indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) program, Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) gave the go ahead for the revival of the project setting a timeframe of seven years for its development at a cost of Rs 18 billion.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN VOA 08 Sep 2004 -- India and Pakistan have expressed confidence that their ongoing dialogue will lead to a peaceful settlement of their disputes. The foreign ministers of the two countries held talks earlier this week in the Indian capital.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN TALKS WRAP VOA 06 Sep 2004 -- India's foreign minister says modest progress was made in two days of peace talks with his Pakistani counterpart in New Delhi. The decades-old Kashmir dispute is hindering progress.
  • INDIA PAKISTAN TALKS DAY ONE VOA 05 Sep 2004 -- Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers have ended the first day of peace talks in New Delhi on a satisfactory note.
  • India has credible nuclear deterrence in place: defense minister IRNA 05 Sep 2004 -- Asserting that the country had credible nuclear deterrence in place, Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said that specialized forces were being raised to tackle nuclear threat in all its dimensions.
  • INDIA/PRIME MINISTER VOA 04 Sep 2004 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed New Delhi's commitment to peace with Pakistan. He has also said his government would negotiate with any militant group willing to give up violence.
  • INDIA PAKISTAN TALKS OPEN VOA 04 Sep 2004 -- India and Pakistan's foreign ministers are opening (have opened) key talks in the process of building peace between the neighboring countries.

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