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May 2005 India Special Weapons News

  • Pakistan, India start talks on disputed water boundaries IRNA 28 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Saturday started first day of talks over Sir Creek to resolve their dispute over the water boundaries, with both saying they held talks 'in cordial and friendly atmosphere'.
  • India offers talks to Assam rebels IRNA 28 May 2005 -- The Indian government has invited an influential separatist group in the northeastern state of Assam for holding peace talks aimed at ending more than 25 years of violent insurgency in the region, officials today told IRNA.
  • India, Pakistan End Talks about Glacier Standoff VOA 27 May 2005 -- Peace talks between Pakistan and India ended Friday without resolving a two-decade-old military standoff over the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains.
  • India and Nepal Maoists deny mutual ties IRNA 26 May 2005 -- India and Nepal Maoists on Wednesday denied they have nothing to do with each other.
  • India to end military operations against Bodo rebels IRNA 25 May 2005 -- New Delhi is expected to announce Wednesday the cessation of military operations against an influential tribal separatist group in India's northeastern state of Assam by signing a formal cease-fire agreement, officials told IRNA.
  • India, Pakistan Consider Ending Conflict on World's Highest Battlefield VOA 25 May 2005 -- India and Pakistan start high-level peace talks Thursday aimed at resolving a two-decade military standoff on a glacier high in the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Three paramilitary troopers injured in a powerful bomb explosion IRNA 23 May 2005 -- At least three paramilitary troopers were critically wounded in a powerful bomb explosion Monday in Guwahati, the main city in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said.
  • Police Tighten Security in Indian Capital After Blasts VOA23 May 2005 -- The Indian capital is on high alert after three blasts rocked New Delhi, killing one person and injuring nearly 50 others. Two of the explosions were in crowded movie houses that were screening a film considered offensive by some members of the minority Sikh community.
  • Nepal angry at India-Maoist links, shows tape to expose ties IRNA 21 May 2005 -- At an unexpected turn of events officials of the Royal Nepal Army Friday called a press conference and played a tape that showed the government of India is secretly keeping ties with the Maoist rebels in the violence-torn Himalayan kingdom.
  • Pakistan, India talks on Siachen heights next week IRNA 20 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India will hold talks on demilitarizing the Siachen glacier here next week, Foreign Office said on Friday.
  • CPM opposes India joining US proposed Missile Defence System IRNA 17 May 2005 -- Communist Party of India-(Marxist) CPI-M, a major outside supporter of ruling UPA, voiced opposition to India joining the joint Missile Defence System proposed by the United States.
  • India will test-fire longest range missile: Defence Scientist IRNA 17 May 2005 -- India would test-fire its 3,000 kms longest range Surface to Surface missile Agni III by the year end and has started induction of the short and intermediate range Agni I and Agni II versions in the newly raised strategic command, country's top defence scientist Dr M. Natrajan today told Press Trust of India.
  • India test fires medium range missile, Prithvi IRNA 12 May 2005 -- India Thursday test fired its most sophisticated surface-to-surface medium range missile, 'Prithvi' from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from Balasore in Orissa, defense officials told Press Trust of India.
  • India in a position to export missiles: Indian Defense Minister IRNA 12 May 2005 -- For the first time, India today said it was in a position to export missiles, reports Press Trust of India.
  • Pakistan and India to Start New Cross-Border Bus Services VOA 11 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India have agreed they will soon launch two new cross-border bus services as part of their efforts to ease decades of hostility between their nuclear-capable rival nations.
  • India's modernizing army gets "techno-savvy" IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Indian Army whose Jalandhar-based No. 11 corps is now in the midst of the ten-day exercise code named "Vajra Shakti" in Punjab, is training on satellite aided war maneuvers, reports 'Hindustan Times'.
  • India-Naga rebels peace talks end on hopeful notes IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Hopes for an end to nearly six decades of violent insurgency in India's restive northeastern state of Nagaland have brightened with peace talks between New Delhi and an influential tribal separatist group ending on a positive note, a rebel leader told IRNA Tuesday.
  • Security forces kill rebels in India's northeast IRNA 10 May 2005 -- At least five separatists were killed by security forces in two separate encounters in India's restive northeastern state of Assam, officials told IRNA Tuesday.
  • Indian Army begins seven-day land, air exercises IRNA 03 May 2005 -- Indian Army Monday began a seven-day land and air exercises, the biggest since Operation Poorna Vijay in 2001, to carry out fast battle maneuvers in the nuclear backdrop, reports Press Trust of India.
  • India waits for the launch of CARTOSAT-1 tomorrow IRNA 02 May 2005 -- The countdown for the launch of India's new and heaviest remote sensing satellite, CARTOSAT-1 and a piggy back microsatellite, HAMSAT, would start at 5.49 a.m. tomorrow.

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