Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2005 India Special Weapons News
- India, US conclude defense pact for 10 years IRNA 29 Jun 2005 -- India and the United States have signed a "new framework for the US-India defense relationship for the next ten years" which includes "new opportunities for technology transfer, collaboration, co-production and research and development", reported New Delhi Television (NDTV).
- Central Asia: Defense Minister Touts India's Potential Moderating Influence In Region RFE/RL 28 Jun 2005 -- India's defense minister says increased links with Central Asia could play a crucial role in India's economy and security in the years ahead. Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee told a foreign-policy gathering in Washington that Pakistan is the key to expanding trade in the region and that relations between the neighbors, while improving, remained complicated.
- Indian Defence Minister to travel to the United States tomorrow IRNA 24 Jun 2005 -- Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee will travel to the United States early morning tomorrow for a crucial visit that will pave the way for the upcoming visit to Washington D.C. by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in mid-July.
- Pakistan, India resume to back channel diplomacy IRNA 15 Jun 2005 -- Senior officials of Pakistan and India have revived the back channel diplomacy when they met in Dubai.
- India's military supplies to Nepal will upset democratic forces IRNA 15 Jun 2005 -- Former Nepalese prime minister G P Koirala, who is also the leader of the democracy movement in his country, has conveyed to the leadership here that India's military supplies to Nepal will upset democratic forces struggling against the Nepalese monarch.
- US clears sale of latest Patriot anti-missile system to India IRNA 15 Jun 2005 -- The US has cleared sale of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) anti-missile system to India on the eve of the Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the US later this month, reports 'The Indian Express'.
- Indian PM Visits Troops on World's Highest Battlefield VOA 12 Jun 2005 -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (Sunday) visited Indian troops on the Siachen Glacier in disputed Kashmir.
- SAARC Summit Scheduled for November VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan has announced that (Saturday) the twice-postponed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 12th.
- Nepal is the new home of rebels from northeastern India IRNA 11 Jun 2005 -- India's security agencies have discovered from radio intercepts that the rebels from the feared United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) have started setting up bases in Nepal which is already reeling under assault from the long running Maoist insurgency, reported 'Hindustan Times, today.
- Pakistan, India to resume back channel diplomacy - report IRNA 10 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan and India are set to return to back channel diplomacy to discuss Kashmir and other matters of bilateral importance, a local press reported on Friday.
- Kashmiri Separatists See Breakthrough in Peace Negotiations VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Separatist leaders from Indian-ruled portions of the Kashmir region say there are strong indications India and Pakistan are moving toward a negotiated settlement of the long-running dispute over the divided Himalayan territory.
- India's Hindu Nationalist Leader Resigns After Praising Pakistan's Founder VOA 07 Jun 2005 -- In India, the leader of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Lal Krishna Advani, has resigned as the party's president after Hindu hard-liners expressed outrage at his praise of Pakistan's founder.
- Pak Army fully backing peace process: Indian opposition leader told IRNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The visiting Indian ex-deputy premier and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha LK Advani was told that Pakistan Army was fully backing the on-going peace process between the two countries.
- Kashmiri Leaders Demand Inclusion in India-Pakistan Peace Process VOA 03 Jun 2005 -- Separatist leaders from the disputed territory of Kashmir say India and Pakistan cannot resolve the conflict, without involving the people of Kashmir in the peace process.
- Military calls off its operations against NDFB IRNA 01 Jun 2005 -- A yearlong cease-fire pact between the Indian government and a tribal separatist group in the northeastern Assam state began Wednesday amid hopes of ending nearly two decades of violent insurgency in the region, officials said.
- Kashmiri Separatists from India Travel to Pakistan VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- A group of moderate Muslim separatists from Indian Kashmir are making an unprecedented visit to the Pakistani-controlled part of the divided region.
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