Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2005 India Special Weapons News
- Indian Troops Fighting Islamic Militants in Kashmir VOA 30 Jul 2005 -- In Indian Kashmir, there have been fierce clashes between Islamic militants and security forces
- India will not compromise on strategic needs of the country IRNA 29 Jul 2005 -- Rejecting Opposition criticism and allaying fears by Left party allies on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that his Government will never compromise on the country's fundamental and strategic needs, reports Press Trust of India.
- India to get 8 nuke reactors IRNA 28 Jul 2005 -- Eight new nuclear reactors were under construction in the country while one reactor in Tarapur had been synchronized with the grid last month, Union government told in Parliament.
- Indian Opposition Leader Charged In Demolition of Mosque VOA 28 Jul 2005 -- India's opposition leader, Lal Krishna Advani, has been charged with inciting Hindu mobs to destroy a mosque in the northern town of Ayodhya 12 years ago
- Car laden with 100 kgs deadly RDX seized in Kashmir IRNA 27 Jul 2005 -- Death and devastation on a large scale was averted Tuesday when the police recovered 100 kilograms of RDX from a stolen Maruti car near Srinagar in the evening.
- India to begin peace talks with Naga rebels this week IRNA 26 Jul 2005 -- Indian negotiators and tribal separatist leaders are expected to hold fresh talks abroad this week to discuss extension of a ceasefire aimed at ending nearly six decades of violence, a rebel leader said on Tuesday.
- SINGH VISIT SHOWCASES INDIA AS 'SWING STATE' IN WORLD POWER BALANCE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 22 Jul 2005
- Indian PM remarks on N-program 'unfortunate': Pakistan IRNA 22 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Thursday termed as "unfortunate" recent remarks by Indian prime minister regarding the security of Pakistan's nuclear program and strategic assets and said the remarks "create a misleading impression removed from facts".
- United States, India Enjoy Strong Partnership, PM Singh Says Washington File 21 Jul 2005 -- India has established a firm partnership with the United States based on democratic principles, economic cooperation and the fight against terrorism, said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech at Washington's National Press Club on July 20.
- Pakistan for talks with India on missile tests IRNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan said it will discuss with India the agreement for pre-notification of missile tests during next round of talks on nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) starting on August 5 in New Delhi.
- U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Welcomed in India VOA 21 Jul 2005 -- The recent nuclear energy accord signed by President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington has been warmly welcomed in India.
- Administration To Seek Congress' Support for Nuclear Pact with India Washington File 20 Jul 2005 -- The Bush administration is going to seek congressional approval to engage in far-reaching civil nuclear cooperation with India
- US-Indian agreement on nuclear energy cooperation hailed by UN atomic watchdog UN News Centre 20 Jul 2005 -- The United Nations agency entrusted with preventing the spread of nuclear weapons today welcomed an agreement between the United States and India to embark on full civil nuclear energy cooperation and to work to enhance nuclear non-proliferation and security.
- Indian PM Says Renewed US-Indo Partnership Will Strengthen Both Nations VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday that strengthened U.S.-India ties would benefit both countries
- Car Bomb Kills At Least Six in Kashmir VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- At least six people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded by a car bombing in Srinigar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by an Islamic militant group fighting for Kashmir to break free of Indian control.
- India's Manmohan Singh Addresses Joint Session of U.S. Congress Washington File 19 Jul 2005 -- The United States and India have a common interest in nurturing democratic reforms in the developing world and protecting the institutions of democracy from the threat of global terrorism, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress July 19.
- U.S. Says Nuclear Deal With India Bolsters Non-Proliferation VOA 19 Jul 2005 -- The Bush administration is defending the nuclear cooperation accord concluded Monday by President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Though India will remain outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, the N.P.T., U.S. officials say the bilateral accord will bring India close to treaty standards.
- Indian Leader Urges Cooperation in Terrorism Fight VOA 19 Jul 2005 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told the U.S. Congress his country and the United States need to work together to confront the threats terrorism poses to democracies.
- United States, India Reach Milestone in Strategic Cooperation Washington File 18 Jul 2005 -- The United States and India have successfully completed an initiative known as Next Steps in Strategic Partnership (NSSP)
- U.S., India To Continue Nuclear, Space and Technology Cooperation Washington File 18 Jul 2005 -- President Bush announced the completion of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership (NSSP) with India, an agreement signed in January 2004 to expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of civilian nuclear activities, civilian space programs and high technology trade.
- Bush Meets With India's Prime Minister, Announces Policy Change VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- President Bush has opened the door to U.S. help for India's nuclear power industry
- Pakistan not satisfied with dialogue process with India: Official IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday said that it is not satisfied with pace of ongoing dialogue process with India.
- Pakistan protests with India over border violation IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday lodged a strong protest with India over the violation of Line of Control (LoC) in Kola Sector and abduction of a civilian in Village Kundi in Azad Kashmir and unprovoked firing by the Indian troops.
- US, India Talks at White House VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have agreed to enhance cooperation in security, economic and energy matters.
- '2000 rebel fighters waiting to cross into India from Pakistan' IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Indian newspaper 'The Asian Age' reported today that nearly 2000 armed intruders are waiting to cross into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan to keep the militant campaign in the Indian state on the boil.
- Bush Welcomes India's Prime Minister to White House VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- President Bush has welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House for an official visit expected to focus on terrorism, commercial ties, and technology issues.
- Indian Naval pilots to train in US military academy IRNA 16 Jul 2005 -- India is going ahead with plans to ink a defense agreement with the United States to train Indian naval fighter pilots, specially for carrier landings and takeoffs, top naval sources told Press Trust of India.
- Nepal politicians seek India's role in resolving conflict IRNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Leading politicians in Nepal have sought the involvement of the international community, including India, in initiating a dialogue with Maoists in the Kingdom and help bring them to the political mainstream.
- Defence pact with US not aimed at joining arms race: India IRNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Allaying apprehensions that the Indo-US framework agreement on defence cooperation will fuel arms race, New Delhi's Defence Minister Pranab Minister today said in the eastern metropolitan city of Kolkata, it would ensure that there was no sudden disruption in supplies during period of hostilities, reports Press Trust of India.
- India may not push for early voting on UNSC resolution IRNA 08 Jul 2005 -- India and other G4 countries may not prematurely push for an early voting on their framework resolution for expansion of the United Nations Security Council tabled earlier this week, official sources told the Press Trust of India Friday.
- Hindu Groups In India Hold Nationwide Protests VOA 06 Jul 2005 -- In India, Hindu groups have held nationwide demonstrations to protest an attack on a religious site claimed by Hindus and Muslims.
- India supplied non-lethal military items to Nepal IRNA 05 Jul 2005 -- India supplied the first consignment of non-lethal military items to Nepal including bullet-proof jackets via the Raxaul border, over the weekend.
- Indian left parties slam defense pact with US IRNA 02 Jul 2005 -- The recently concluded defense pact between India and the United States has come under fire from the left parties in the United Progressive Alliance in New Delhi.
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