Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
August 2005 India Special Weapons News
- Pakistan-India secretary-level talks to start Sept 1 IRNA 31 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan and India are poised for secretary-level talks on bilateral matters from September 1 in Islamabad, less than two weeks before a meeting between President General Pervez Musharraf and Indian Premier Manmohan Singh, reports and officials said.
- India, US to go thru "delicate procedure" for N-tech: US envoy IRNA 31 Aug 2005 -- Observing that both India and the US have to go through "delicate, complicated procedures" to implement the "landmark" agreement on civilian nuclear energy, American Ambassador David Mulford Tuesday hoped the respective commitments would be carried out before the likely visit to India by President George Bush in next February, reported the Press Trust of India (PTI).
- Indian Prime Minister Invites Kashmir Leaders for Peace Talks VOA News 31 Aug 2005 -- India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited the main political separatist alliance in Indian Kashmir for talks on the future of the disputed region.
- India, Pak may change format to carry forward dialogue process IRNA 30 Aug 2005 -- India and Pakistan may consider a changed format to carry forward the dialogue process to address all outstanding issues at the Foreign Secretary-level talks in Islamabad on September one, two weeks ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf in New York.
- India, Pakistan Agree to Prisoner Exchange VOA 30 Aug 2005 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to release a number of civilian prisoners held in each other's jails. It is the latest goodwill measure aimed at strengthening a peace process between the nuclear rivals.
- Bhutan not to allow Indian separatists to enter its territory IRNA 29 Aug 2005 -- Bhutan has assured India not to allow fleeing separatists from the northeast into entering the Himalayan kingdom following stepped up anti-insurgency operation in the region, officials Monday said.
- Kashmiri groups, Pakistan & 'spy' release IRNA 28 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan-based Kashmiri groups demanded of Pakistan government to seek clemency for a Kashmiri who has been sentenced to death in India on the charges of attack on Indian parliament in 2001.
- India, Russia to hold air, land exercises in Thar desert IRNA 26 Aug 2005 -- Close on the heels of the largest-ever Russia- China military maneuvers, India and Russia proposed to hold large scale air and land exercises in the Thar desert in mid October, with the accent on anti-terrorism.
- "Noticeable progress" in Indo-Pak dialogue; prisoner case gets moving IRNA 26 Aug 2005 -- Ahead of the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks, India today said there has been "noticeable progress" in the Composite Dialogue process and it will need to be carried forward to address specific important issues, reports PTI.
- Pakistan, India & Convicted Spy VOA News 26 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan will allow Indian diplomats to visit a man sentenced to death for spying.
- India's anti-submarine helicopter crashes, four feared killed IRNA 19 Aug 2005 -- Four personnel of the Indian Navy were feared killed Friday when a Kamov-28, the Navy's submarine hunter helicopter, crashed at around 1200 hours in adverse weather
- Russia issues engine manufacturing license to India RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2005 -- Russia and India signed an intergovernmental agreement during the MAKS-2005 air show issuing a license to manufacture AL-55I jet engines in India with Russian assistance
- India willing to join France nuclear reactor team IRNA 18 Aug 2005 -- India is keen to join the $5 billion project for setting up an international thermo-nuclear experimental reactor (ITER) in France, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament was informed Wednesday, reports 'Business Standard'.
- Violence Mars India's Independence Day VOA 15 Aug 2005 -- Violence marred India's Independence Day celebrations in both the north and the south of the country as Maoist rebels killed ten people in Andhra Pradesh and bombs blamed on Islamic guerrillas exploded in Kashmir.
- Suspected Islamic Militants Kill Villagers in Indian Kashmir VOA 13 Aug 2005 -- In Indian Kashmir, suspected Islamic militants have killed at least five people and wounded nine others, including four children.
- Grenade attack kills one, injures six in northeastern India IRNA 12 Aug 2005 -- At least one person was killed and six more seriously wounded in a powerful grenade blast in India's northeastern state of Assam, the latest in a series of attacks ahead of Independence Day on 15 August, officials Friday said.
- Pak-India nuclear hot-line to be upgraded IRNA 10 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan and India will upgrade the nuclear hotline further to top political level of heads of two governments and their top diplomats.
- Pakistan, India vow to continue ceasefire IRNA 08 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan and India have decided to continue ceasefire across the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, Foreign Office Spokesman Naeem Khan said.
- India, Pakistan agree to continue with ceasefire on LoC, IB IRNA 08 Aug 2005 -- India and Pakistan today agreed to continue with the border ceasefire as part of the confidence building measures between the two countries.
- India and Pakistan Agree to New Steps to Reduce Conflict VOA 08 Aug 2005 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to a series of new measures to reduce military tensions and the risk of a nuclear conflict.
- Pakistan, India agree on N-hotline, missile tests IRNA 07 Aug 2005 -- The India-Pakistan Expert Level Dialogue held on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures in New Delhi on August 5-6 agreed on establishing nuclear hotline and notification of missile tests, it was officially announced here.
- Talks with India on nuclear issues 'cordial': Pakistan IRNA 05 Aug 2005 -- Pakistan said on Friday that first round of Pakistan-India expert-level talks on nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) were held in a cordial atmosphere in New Delhi.
- India, Pakistan begin nuclear confidence-building talks IRNA 05 Aug 2005 -- The issue of prior notification of missile tests is expected to be atop agenda of talks between Indian and Pakistan on nuclear issue and of confidence building measures here Friday.
- Pak team leaves for Delhi for talks on nuclear, conventional CBMs IRNA 04 Aug 2005 -- A nine-member Pakistani delegation left for New Delhi on Thursday for two-day experts-level talks with Indian counterparts on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), beginning on August 5.
- Indian Supreme Court Upholds Acquittal of Two Accused in Attack on Indian Parliament VOA 04 Aug 2005 -- The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of two of the four people originally found guilty of plotting the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament. It also commuted the death sentence of a third man convicted in the case
- Pakistan, India to hold talks on nuclear, conventional CBMs IRNA 03 Aug 2005 -- A nine-member Pakistani delegation leaves for Delhi on Wednesday for two-day experts-level talks with Indian counterparts on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), beginning on August 5, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.
- One soldier killed, five critically wounded in ambush by separatists IRNA 03 Aug 2005 -- At least one paramilitary soldier was killed and five critically wounded in an ambush by separatists in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials Wednesday said.
- Assam rebels in India threaten to intensify armed conflict IRNA 02 Aug 2005 -- An influential separatist group in India's restive northeastern state of Assam Tuesday threatened to step up its offensive if New Delhi failed to respond to the group's offer for peace talks.
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