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March 2008 - India Special Weapons News

  • India Never Accepted Tripartite Talks on Kashmir: Advani IRNA 25 Mar 2008 -- The former deputy prime minister and union home minister of India, L K Advani, has said that India can never accept tripartite talks over the Kashmir issue, nor would the issue be discussed outside the framework of the constitution.
  • India seeks Russia's help in space pilot training RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2008 -- India is considering sending one of its citizens into space on board a Russian spacecraft to acquire the skills necessary for future manned space missions, an Indian space source told RIA Novosti.
  • Advani misrepresented facts: Farooq Abdullah IRNA 25 Mar 2008 -- Accusing former deputy prime minister, L.K. Advani, of misrepresentation, the patron of the National Conference, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Tuesday said that his party would prefer to put an end to its existence than surrender on autonomy.
  • Nuclear energy necessary for development of country: Indian PM IRNA 24 Mar 2008 -- India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has stressed the need for the development of nuclear energy as it is the clean source of electricity.
  • Russia to start supplying MiG-29K fighters to India in May RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2008 -- Russia will start deliveries of MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier fighters to India for the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier in May, the chief of the Indian Navy Staff said on Friday.
  • Indian navy chief to visit Russia on Thursday IRNA 13 Mar 2008 -- Indian navy chief, Admiral Suresh Mehta, is to visit Russia on Thursday for a six-day tour to boost military ties between the two countries and help speed up the delivery of the Gorshkov aircraft carrier as well as the deployment of MiG-29KUB jets.
  • Indian Navy chief to inspect MiG-29K assembly in Russia RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2008 -- The Indian Navy's chief of staff will inspect on Friday the assembly of MiG-29K Fulcrum-D fighters at a plant near Moscow, a Russian military source said.
  • Russia's MiG signs $1bln deal to upgrade 70 Indian fighters RIA Novosti 11 Mar 2008 -- Russia's MiG has signed a contract with the Indian Defense Ministry to upgrade around 70 MiG-29 fighters, in service since the 1980s, a spokesman for the aircraft manufacturer said on Tuesday.
  • Indo-US nuke deal not in interest of country: Left IRNA 08 Mar 2008 -- Renewing pressure on the government on the issue of Indo-US nuclear deal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) today said, "it is not in the interest of the country".
  • Sea-based BrahMos missile hits ground target in test launch RIA Novosti 05 Mar 2008 -- A sea-based Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has successfully hit a designated ground target for the first time, a spokesman for the Indian manufacturer of the missile said on Wednesday.

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