Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
October 2005 India Special Weapons News
- Indian Premier: Foreign Link To New Delhi Bombings RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today there were indications of a foreign link to the 29 October deadly bombings in New Delhi.
- India: New Delhi Reels In Wake Of Triple Bomb Blasts RFE/RL 30 Oct 2005 -- Three near-simultaneous explosions tore through the Indian capital New Delhi yesterday, killing at least 61 people and wounding over 100 others.
- India on High Alert After Bombs Kill More Than 60 VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- Security forces are on high alert in the Indian capital New Delhi as authorities search for those responsible for three bombs that rocked the city late Saturday, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 180 others.
- India, Pakistan Discuss Opening Disputed Kashmir Border For Quake Victims VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- Indian and Pakistani officials have met in Islamabad to discuss opening their disputed Kashmir border to help relief efforts for victims of the massive earthquake that killed some 55,000 people.
- At least 49 Killed, Scores Injured in New Delhi Bomb Blasts VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- Security has been stepped in India after least 49 people were killed in a series of explosions that ripped through busy markets in New Delhi at the start of a holiday weekend.
- Congressional Committee Examines Proposed U.S.-India Partnership Washington File 26 Oct 2005 -- A congressional committee has begun examining what impact a proposed global partnership between the United States and India would have on efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and related technology.
- State's Burns Sees Progress on U.S.-India Nuclear Accord in 2006 Washington File 26 Oct 2005 -- Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns is optimistic that the United States and India will be in a position in early 2006 to take the next step in the agreement signed by President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July, opening up civil nuclear cooperation between the two countr
- Pakistan-India nuclear Pakistan rejects Indian charge on nuclear program IRNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Indian Foreign Secretary's charge against Pakistan accusing Islamabad of nuclear proliferation.
- Kashmir Quake Relief Delayed as India, Pakistan Debate Cross-Border Cooperation VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- There are growing calls in Kashmir for the border dividing the region between India and Pakistan to be opened to facilitate relief efforts in the wake of the massive October 8 earthquake
- Pakistan asks India to send delegation for LoC movement talks IRNA 24 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan said on Monday it has proposed to India to send official delegation at the soonest to discuss the two proposals and work out modalities for the establishment of camps along the Line of Control to provide relief to the earthquake affected people.
- India Calls for Probe of Pakistani Nuclear Scientist VOA 24 Oct 2005 -- India is calling on the international community not to gloss over a Pakistani scientist's alleged role in encouraging Iran's controversial nuclear program.
- US Undersecretary Burns, Saran discuss nuke deal IRNA 21 Oct 2005 -- Visiting US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns Friday met India's Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and discussed steps to take forward the landmark Indo-US nuclear deal.
- India, US Reaffirm Civilian Nuclear Deal VOA 21 Oct 2005 -- India and the United States say both countries are fully committed to implementing a landmark civilian nuclear energy cooperation deal, signed earlier in the year
- India, Pakistan No Closer on Kashmir Despite Earthquake Diplomacy VOA 19 Oct 2005 -- The October 8 earthquake that hit both India and Pakistan triggered hopes that the shared tragedy would bring the two adversaries closer, and give momentum to the recent thaw in their ties
- Musharraf announces easing border with India IRNA 18 Oct 2005 -- President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday announced to open the Line of Control (LoC), that divides Pakistan and India in the disputed Kashmir region, for the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir to help the earthquake people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
- Army stages flag marches in violence-hit areas of Assam IRNA 18 Oct 2005 -- Indian Army soldiers Tuesday staged flag marches in the violence-hit northeastern Assam state where 36 people were killed Monday in a string of attacks by militants on members of a rival tribal community, officials said.
- India, Pakistan Fail To Agree On Quake Relief RFE/RL 18 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan has turned down an earthquake aid offer from rival India.
- Suspected Islamic Militants Kill Indian Kashmir Minister VOA 18 Oct 2005 -- Suspected Islamic militants in Indian Kashmir have shot and killed the education minister in a raid that left several other people dead or injured
- India, Russia will hold first ever land exercises IRNA 14 Oct 2005 -- India and Russia will hold their first-ever land exercises involving special forces in Rajasthan from October 15.
- India, Russia hold joint air exercise IRNA 14 Oct 2005 -- Indian Army personnel and special airborne troops from Russia took part in joint air exercises for better understanding and coordination in combating terrorism here Friday.
- KASHMIR'S 'BIG QUAKE': 'OLD ENEMIES TACKLE SHARED CRISIS' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 13 Oct 2005
- Indian soldiers save Pak troops, rebuild Pakistani Army bunker IRNA 13 Oct 2005 -- In the first act of coordination between Indian and pakistani troops along the Line of Control since a devastating earthquake struck this region, Indian troops helped their Pakistani counterparts rebuild an army bunker.
- Indian, Russian Troops Hold Joint Exercises Against Terrorism VOA 13 Oct 2005 -- Indian and Russian troops are taking part in a joint exercise near New Delhi aimed at enhancing the two armies' counter-terrorism capabilities.
- South Asia Earthquake Rescue Effort Picks Up Steam VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- As the South Asia earthquake rescue effort moves into high gear, United Nations officials say thousands of victims have still not received assistance and millions in Pakistan and India are now homeless.
- Indian PM Promises More Help to Quake-Devastated Kashmir VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made his first visit to Kashmir since Saturday's earthquake claimed more than 1,000 lives on India's side of the line of control
- US Military Prepares Task Force for Quake Aid VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military is creating a special Joint Task Force to coordinate U.S. relief efforts in Pakistan and neighboring countries following the devastating earthquake on Saturday.
- First U.S. Earthquake Relief Supplies Arrive in Pakistan AFPS 10 Oct 2005 -- The first relief supplies from the United States arrived here on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport jet less that 48 hours after the devastating earthquake that left thousands dead and thousands more injured.
- Department of Defense Statement on South Asian Earthquake Relief Efforts 10 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense today announced that Navy Rear Admiral Michael Lefever has been designated to establish a Humanitarian Coordination Center in Islamabad, Pakistan
- United States Sends Help to Earthquake-Ravaged Region Washington File 10 Oct 2005 -- Responding to the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck South Asia October 8, the United States is rushing relief supplies and personnel to the affected area, the White House said October 10
- World Community Rushes To Aid South Asian Earthquake Victims Washington File 10 Oct 2005 -- In the wake of the death and destruction caused by the massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake in South Asia, near the Pakistan-India border, the international community has mobilized to deliver assistance and relief to the devastated area.
- First US Relief Supplies Arrive in Pakistan VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The first U.S. cargo planes have arrived in Pakistan with supplies for victims of Saturday's earthquake.
- Massive Aid Effort Fighting Time in South Asia VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Massive convoys are rushing aid to Muzaffarabad, the worst hit city in the South Asia earthquake.
- South Asia: International Rescue Efforts Continue As Quake's Death Toll Rises RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Foreign rescue teams and aid pledges are pouring into Pakistan and India from around the world after a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands and left some 2.5 million people homeless in the region.
- US Sending Aircraft, $50 Million in Quake Aid VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The United States says it will provide up to $50 million to help relieve suffering in the Kashmir earthquake zone, and it also is dispatching helicopters and military cargo planes to help rescuers reach villages that survived the shock.
- Indian Kashmir Quake Toll Mounts as Rescuers Reach Remote Areas VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- In Indian Kashmir, the death toll from Saturday's 7.6 magnitude earthquake is mounting as rescue teams begin to reach outlying areas.
- Statement from the Secretary of Defense on the South Asian Earthquake 09 Oct 2005 -- "On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I express my condolences to those affected by the earthquake in South Asia."
- Tens Of Thousands Believed Dead From South Asian Quake RFE/RL 09 Oct 2005 -- Rescue and relief efforts are continuing at a frantic pace in Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir following the massive earthquake on 8 October that killed thousands of people, flattened buildings, and triggered landslides that buried homes and blocked highways.
- Kashmir Earthquake Strongest in Region in 70 Years VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- The international community has offered condolences and aid pledges for victims of Saturday's massive earthquake in Kashmir that officials fear killed thousands
- Death Toll Rising in South Asia Earthquake VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Frantic rescue efforts continue as the death toll from South Asia's massive earthquake tops 18,000, most of them in Pakistan.
- World Responds to Kashmir Earthquake Disaster VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- The international community is responding to urgent calls for help for victims of Saturday's earthquake in South Asia.
- Earthquake Death Toll Rises in Indian Kashmir VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- Search operations are under way in Indian Kashmir - one of the areas devastated by the powerful earthquake that rocked India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Saturday.
- Hundreds Killed By Powerful South Asian Earthquake RFE/RL 08 Oct 2005 -- Hundreds of people are confirmed dead from a powerful earthquake that struck South Asia today, toppling buildings and setting off a series of aftershocks that continued as rescue efforts got under way in Pakistan, Afhanistan, and India.
- Hundreds Dead in Powerful South Asian Earthquake VOA 08 Oct 2005 -- Massive relief efforts are underway in South Asia, after a powerful earthquake and massive aftershocks rocked the region Saturday morning
- India's vote at IAEA not against Iran: Manmohan IRNA 08 Oct 2005 -- India's vote at the IAEA on Iran's nuclear program was not against Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh insisted today and said diplomacy should be given a chance.
- Jaguar crashes at Gwalior airbase IRNA 07 Oct 2005 -- A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashes Friday morning at the Gwalior airbase just before takeoff for an exercise.
- Pakistan, India premiers to meet twice in two weeks IRNA 05 Oct 2005 -- Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz of Pakistan and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh are expected to meet twice within two weeks in two different international gatherings.
- India, France ready to sign Scorpene submarine deal IRNA 05 Oct 2005 -- India and France are ready to sign the $3 billion Scorpene submarine deal on October 6 negotiated directly between the two governments without floating any tender.
- Iran should have gotten India's vote, says ex-envoy IRNA 05 Oct 2005 -- By voting for the Iran resolution moved by the EU-3 in the September 24 meeting of the IAEA board of governors in Vienna, India may have squandered an opportunity to reciprocate Iran's gesture of stopping a resolution on Jammu and Kashmir from being passed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference that prevented it from being tabled in the United Nations Human Rights Commission's annual meeting in Geneva.
- Trishul successfully test fired IRNA 05 Oct 2005 -- India's most sophisticated short range surface-to-air missile 'Trishul' was today successfully test fired from the integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from Balasore.
- Pakistan, India hold joint commission meeting to remove irritants IRNA 04 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Tuesday revived after 16 years the joint commission to push the peace process ahead and to remove irritants in the way of normalization.
- Musharraf for pushing Pakistan, India talks process IRNA 04 Oct 2005 -- President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday called for carrying the Composite Dialogue process between Pakistan and India forward in a purposeful and forward looking manner.
- Text of Pakistan, India joint statement IRNA 04 Oct 2005 -- Following is the text of a joint statement issued the conclusion of two-day talks between Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and India.
- Pakistan, India sign missile pre-notification agreement IRNA 03 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Monday signed an agreement on pre-notification of ballistic missile tests during a meeting of their foreign ministers in Islamabad.
- Pakistan and India Agree to Warn of Missile Tests VOA 03 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan and India have agreed to give each other advance notice of ballistic missile tests to reduce risks of an accidental war between the nuclear-capable rival nations.
- Akash surface-to-air missile test-fired twice IRNA 03 Oct 2005 -- Akash, India's indigenous surface-to-air missile, was test-fired twice at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from Balasore, today.
- India, Pakistan to Review Progress in Peace Process VOA 02 Oct 2005 -- India's foreign minister arrived in Pakistan Sunday to review progress made in the 21-month peace process.
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