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January 2005 India Special Weapons News

  • INDIA-CHINA TALKS VOA 24 Jan 2005 -- India and China have held their first-ever strategic dialogue in the Indian capital. The dialogue marks a significant step forward in bilateral ties between two countries that were at odds throughout the Cold War.
  • Nepal`s Maoists sending India into security alert IRNA 19 Jan 2005 -- News of Maoist rebels of Nepal seeking partnership with insurgents in India`s strategic northeastern region for bases, has led India to put its soldiers on maximum alert along the 1,800-km-long border with the Himalayan kingdom.
  • KASHMIR VIOLATION VOA 19 Jan 2005 -- India has accused Pakistan of violating a 14-month ceasefire in the disputed Kashmir region. But the nuclear-armed rivals are trying to cool tensions over the incident.
  • Maoist Rebels Halt Peace Talks in Southern India VOA News 18 Jan 2005 -- In the southern India state of Andhra Pradesh, Maoist rebels have called off peace talks with the government. The rebel announcement has ended hopes of ending one of the country's long-running conflicts.
  • INDIA/SECTARIAN VIOLENCE VOA 17 Jan 2005 -- An Indian government inquiry has concluded that a train fire that sparked deadly rioting in the western state of Gujarat three years ago was an accident - and was not purposely started by a Muslim mob as originally alleged.
  • INDIA/DISASTER AID VOA 11 Jan 2005 -- India has been extending aid to neighboring nations struck by the Indian Ocean tsunami while coping with the disaster on its own shores. India also has refused international aid, saying it has resources to deal with the crisis.
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA VOA 10 Jan 2005 -- Pakistani officials say that the failure of talks over a controversial dam India is building in its part of Kashmir will have a negative impact on the peace dialogue between India and Pakistan.
  • Police commandos kill army major and soldier IRNA 07 Jan 2005 -- An Indian army major and a soldier were killed by police in the insurgency-hit northeastern state of Assam in a bungled counter-insurgency operation, officials Friday said.
  • IAF`s Jaguar plane crashes near Bikaner, pilot safe IRNA 04 Jan 2005 -- An Indian Air Force Jaguar plane today crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan, a senior police official said in Jaipur.
  • Narayanan assigned duties of NSA IRNA 04 Jan 2005 -- M K Narayanan, special advisor to prime minister has been assigned the duties of national security advisor following the death of incumbent J.N. Dixit.
  • INDIA/SECURITY CHIEF VOA 03 Jan 2005 -- India's national security adviser, J.N. Dixit, has died in New Delhi. The Indian official had played a leading role in the peace process between India and Pakistan.

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