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October 2004 India Special Weapons News

  • India test-fires surface-to-surface Prithvi III missile IRNA 27 Oct 2004 -- India`s most sophisticated medium range surface-to-surface missile `Prithvi` III, capable of carrying nuclear warheads within a range of up to 300 kms, on Wednesday was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 kms from Balasore in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.
  • KASHMIR/DIPLOMACY VOA 26 Oct 2004 -- A call by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to debate bold new ways of solving the decades-old Kashmir dispute has met with a lukewarm response from India.
  • India with no clue on US plan to impose sanctions on 3 entities IRNA 25 Oct 2004 -- India has said it was not aware of any plans by the US to impose sanctions on three Indian entities for allegedly helping Iran with its nuclear weapons programs.
  • India for dialogue between advanced nuclear powers & other countries IRNA 23 Oct 2004 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday suggested a constructive dialogue between advanced nuclear powers and other countries to evolve more effective measures to stem the tide of proliferation without unduly constraining the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
  • India reviews nuclear capabilities in a meet IRNA 15 Oct 2004 -- The Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) under the Chairmanship of Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, reviewed all aspects of India`s nuclear capabilities.
  • INDIA/REBEL TALKS VOA 15 Oct 2004 -- The government of India's Andhra Pradesh state has begun the first-ever talks with the Maoist rebel group that has been active in the state for decades. Governments in other states, where Maoist insurgents are also active, will be watching the talks with interest.
  • INDIA/WAR SCRAP VOA 15 Oct 2004 -- The Indian government says it will tighten laws on importing metal scrap after hundreds of shells and rockets have been found in recent shipments. The material is coming from war zones such as Iraq.
  • INDIA/NORTHEAST SEPARATISTS VOA 05 Oct 2004 -- India's remote northeast has been hit by the worst violence in recent years as a wave of militant attacks in three days left more than 60 people dead and at least two hundred injured.
  • INDIA VIOLENCE VOA 04 Oct 2004 -- In India's remote northeast, six people were killed Monday as the region continues to reel under violence blamed on separatist militants. Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, the government is tightening security after more than 60 people have been killed and two hundred injured in a wave of attacks in the region.
  • INDIA/BOMBS VOA 02 Oct 2004 -- Two explosions in northeastern India have killed at least 19 people and injured scores more. The blasts took place in the remote northeastern region of Nagaland, home to a long-running separatist conflict.

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