Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
August 2006 - India Special Weapons News
- India unveils arms procurement policy IRNA 31 Aug 2006 -- The Indian government on Wednesday unveiled new weapons procurement procedures reintroducing a modified fast-track process and making field trials of weapons systems more transparent.
- India vigilant over proliferation trends in its neighbour IRNA 24 Aug 2006 -- The Government of India regularly monitors proliferation trends in the neighborhood.
- India Considers Pulling Back Peacekeepers From Lebanon VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- India says it may withdraw its peacekeeping troops from southern Lebanon.
- Indian scientists hail PM's assurances on Indo-US N-deal IRNA 18 Aug 2006 -- India's eminent nuclear scientists hailed Prime Minister Manmohan singh's assurances on the Indo-US nuclear deal in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
- Indian gov't dismisses sell out charges over Indo-US nuclear deal IRNA 17 Aug 2006 -- Rejecting the opposition charge of a sellout to the US on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the government on Thursday made it clear that it will not agree to any shifting of goal posts, fresh conditionalities or deviation in the July 18 agreement.
- Indian PM Meets with Top Scientists About India-US Nuclear Deal VOA 16 Aug 2006 -- India's prime minister has met with top nuclear scientists to discuss their objections to changes proposed by US lawmakers in the civilian nuclear agreement reached last year between New Delhi and Washington.
- Pakistan rejects Indian PM's cross-border terrorism charges IRNA 15 Aug 2006 -- Pakistan has rejected Indian prime minister's remarks on cross-border terrorism, saying that it is a frontline state in the war against terror.
- India's Singh Urges Pakistan to Stop Cross-Border Militant Attacks VOA 15 Aug 2006 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh again has urged Pakistan to fulfill its promise to stop militant attacks originating from its territory.
- Assam rebels must reciprocate gov't decision to halt military offensives IRNA 14 Aug 2006 -- India's decision to halt military operations against a powerful separatist group in the revolt-racked northeastern state of Assam is seen as a step towards ending nearly three decades of violent insurgency in the region, officials Monday said.
- India's N-plants turned into fortresses after US alert IRNA 14 Aug 2006 -- Soon after the US embassy issued a warning about a possible terror attack on government establishments in New Delhi and Mumbai, the nation's 25 nuclear installations, where security had already been tightened in the wake of the Mumbai blasts, have literally turned into fortresses.
- India denies 'war weapons' for Sri Lanka IRNA 11 Aug 2006 -- India is ready to arm Sri Lanka to build up its deterrence capabilities but not for war. It has also told Colombo not to do anything that leads to negative political fallout in India.
- India accuses Bangladesh of massing troops along border IRNA 11 Aug 2006 -- India Friday accused Dhaka of massing troops along its border in the northeastern state of Assam, a day after two Indian women were killed in heavy mortar attacks by Bangladesh, officials said.
- US Embassy in New Delhi Issues Terror Warning VOA 11 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Embassy in India has warned of a possible terror plot to bomb targets in the capital, New Delhi, and in Mumbai. In a message to U.S. citizens in India, officials say the plot may involve members of al-Qaida.
- Verdict in 1993 Mumbai Blasts Delayed Until September VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- The final verdict on defendants charged for 1993 serial bombings in the western Indian city of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, has been put off until next month.
- Indian space agency bags European contracts to build satellites IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has bagged commercial contracts to build two communication satellites for European customers.
- US Defends Indian Non-Proliferation Record Despite Sanctions VOA 07 Aug 2006 -- The State Department Monday defended the Indian government's record in combating weapons proliferation despite the imposition of U.S. sanctions last week against two Indian firms for dealings with Iran.
- Pakistan declares Indian diplomat 'persona non grata' IRNA 05 Aug 2006 -- Pakistan has declared an Indian diplomat persona non grata on charges of 'holding sensitive documents', a TV channel reported on Saturday.
- Indian company rejects US claim on chemical supplies to Iran IRNA 05 Aug 2006 -- One of the two Indian companies, Balaji Amines, a chemical company blacklisted by the US for dealings with Iran, on Saturday rejected American claims saying it had not supplied any product that could be used in the weapons of mass destruction.
- Eleventh Person Arrested in Mumbai Train Blasts Probe VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- Police in Indian Kashmir have arrested a private security guard suspected of playing a role in last month's train bombings in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay.
- US seeks to delink nuke deal from India-Pak-Iran gas trade IRNA 04 Aug 2006 -- The United States Friday sought to delink its nuclear deal with India from the move to import gas from Iran and voiced confidence that the agreement would be implemented by Washington in its "true spirit".
- Assam rebel group accuses India of rejecting peace overtures IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- A frontline separatist group in India's northeastern state of Assam Tuesday accused New Delhi of rejecting the outfits peace overtures by not holding direct talks with the rebel leadership.
- India, Pakistan Renew Commitment to Peace Process VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- South Asian rivals India and Pakistan have expressed their commitment to a peace process that New Delhi had put on hold following last month's serial bombings in its financial capital Mumbai
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