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July 2008 - India Special Weapons News
- India seeks China's support over nuke deal IRNA 31 Jul 2008 -- India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has written separate letters to Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao seeking their support for the Indo-US nuke deal.
- Pakistan says soldiers not crossed into Indian Kashmir IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Pakistan army said Tuesday that its soldiers had not crossed into the Indian part of Kashmir, which led to exchange of firing by troops of the two countries.
- Indian submarine to join navy after delayed refit in Russia RIA Novosti 29 Jul 2008 -- The INS Sindhuvijay diesel-electric submarine will set sail for India on August 5 to rejoin the Indian navy after an extensive overhaul at a shipyard in northern Russia, the company said on Tuesday.
- India asks Pakistan to respect ceasefire agreement IRNA 29 Jul 2008 -- With as many as 19 violations of the Line of Control (LoC) recorded since January this year, India has told Pakistan to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.
- Panic grips India's diamond city after 10 live bombs recover IRNA 29 Jul 2008 -- Panic gripped India's diamond city, Surat in Gujarat state as police have recovered ten live bombs, one after another within a span of four hours, from different parts of the Varacha area where most of the diamond units are located.
- Bangladesh assures India it is acting against militants IRNA 29 Jul 2008 -- In the backdrop of India raising concern over terrorism emanating from Bangladesh, its President Iajuddin Ahmed has assured New Delhi that Dhaka had launched a "successful" campaign against militancy and asserted that his country "never" supported terror acts.
- Pakistan army concerned over cross border missile attacks IRNA 29 Jul 2008 -- Pakistan's Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General Tariq Majid expressed concern over repeated cross border missile attacks/firing by Coalition and Afghan Forces, the army said.
- Heavy Fighting Erupts Along India-Pakistan Border in Kashmir VOA 29 Jul 2008 -- The Indian Army has claimed that Pakistani troops infiltrated to its side of the line of control in Kashmir on Monday and fired at its border post killing an Indian soldier
- Indian separatist group in N-E region undertakes massive recruitment drive IRNA 28 Jul 2008 -- A frontline Indian separatist group in the restive northeastern state of Assam has undertaken a massive recruitment drive, a month after the outfit suffered a revolt with two potent striking units declaring a unilateral ceasefire, officials said.
- India Seeks Calm After Deadly Bombings in Two Cities VOA 27 Jul 2008 -- High-level security officials met in India, following serial bomb blasts in two large cities
- Indian PM speaks to world leaders to garner support for Indo-US nuke deal IRNA 26 Jul 2008 -- India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had talks with some world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country is in the chair of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), to garner support for the implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal.
- More Deadly Bomb Blasts Rock India VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- A day after serial bombings in India's high-tech hub, Bangalore, there have been numerous blasts in Ahmedabad, western India's commercial and cultural capital. Authorities report at least 29 people
- India dismisses Pak talk of arms race due to Indo-US nuke deal IRNA 25 Jul 2008 -- India has dismissed a warning by Pakistan that the Indo-US nuke deal will accelerate an atomic arms race in the sub-continent declaring there was no scope for any "nuclear weaponization".
- Indian PM seeks Moscow's backing at NSG over Indo-US nuke deal IRNA 25 Jul 2008 -- Aggressively canvassing for the Indo-US nuclear deal after the victory in the trust vote, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and apparently sought Moscow' backing at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
- Indian Government Expected to Revive Economic Reform After Confidence Vote VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- The Indian government is expected to revive an economic reform agenda following its victory in a confidence vote earlier this week. Anjana Pasricha has a report from New Delhi.
- Bribery Allegations Mar Indian Nuclear Deal Vote VOA 23 Jul 2008 -- Most Indians accept that corruption runs deep in politics. But dramatic allegations of bribery made in parliament by opposition lawmakers during a nationally-televised debate have shocked the nation
- Indo-US nuclear deal would hamper IPI gas pipeline project: Mayawati IRNA 21 Jul 2008 -- Claiming that the Indo-US civil nuclear deal was a step to make India a "slave" of the United States, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mrs. Mayawati Monday said that the deal would also "hamper" the USD 7.4 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project.
- Indian Parliament Begins Confidence Debate VOA 21 Jul 2008 -- The Indian parliament is debating a crucial confidence vote that will decide whether the Congress-led coalition government will survive.
- Analysis: An Uncertain Deal with India cfr.org 18 Jul 2008 -- The U.S.-India agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation, touted as a significant step in strategic ties, has so far proved a difficult ride for both governments
- Indian Foreign Secretary leads delegation to brief IAEA in Vienna IRNA 17 Jul 2008 -- India will brief the International Atomic Energy Agency board of Governors on the safeguards agreement and other aspects of Indo-US nuclear deal Friday in Vienna.
- India sets to test air-to-air 'Aastra' missile within month IRNA 17 Jul 2008 -- India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will test the beyond visual range air-to-air- combat missile 'Aastra' within a month.
- India decides to scale down briefing for IAEA IRNA 16 Jul 2008 -- India has decided to scale down the July 18 special briefing for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the safeguards agreement and other aspects of Indo-US nuclear deal, confining it to its 35-member Board of Governors and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) countries which are not part of the Board.
- India to dispatch 3 warships to shield PM during SAARC meet in Lanka IRNA 16 Jul 2008 -- India will not take any chances when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Colombo early next month for the South Asian Association Cooperation (SAARC) summit.
- Safeguards agreement with IAEA not to impinge on India's strategic program: PM IRNA 15 Jul 2008 -- India's Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his first public comments after the Left parties withdrew support to the government over Indo-US nuclear deal, Tuesday said, "The Safeguards agreement with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not impinge on India's strategic program."
- FINAL INDIAN AIR FORCE STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM RAF VALLEY BAE Systems 14 Jul 2008 -- The final four Indian Air Force pilots have graduated from an innovative joint RAF-BAE Systems training programme based at RAF Valley in Wales, marking the last chapter in a unique four-year project which has trained over 70 top-quality pilots for front-line duty.
- US Pledges to Uphold Its End of India Nuclear Deal VOA 10 Jul 2008 -- The Bush administration Thursday stressed its determination to fulfill its side of the landmark U.S.-India nuclear agreement after the government of Indian Prime Minister Monmohan Singh said it is ready to risk a confidence vote to get the deal through parliament in New Delhi
- India approaches IAEA to seek approval of safeguards agreement IRNA 10 Jul 2008 -- India has approached the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with a draft safeguards accord to seek its approval.
- India releases draft pact with IAEA on nuclear nonproliferation RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2008 -- India made public Thursday a draft agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency on guarantees of nuclear nonproliferation, where it presses the agency to create a strategic reserve of nuclear fuel.
- Embassy Attack In Kabul Highlights Pakistan-India Rivalry RFE/RL 09 Jul 2008 -- After the July 7 suicide car bomb attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul, international attention has turned to New Delhi's interests and activities in Afghanistan.
- Five Indian Muslim bodies condemn Indo-US Nuclear deal IRNA 09 Jul 2008 -- Five Indian Muslim organizations came together to roundly condemn the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.
- India to participate in simulated dogfights over the U.S. RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- The Indian air force will participate for the first time in U.S.-led Red Flag 2008 air exercises on August 8-23 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the Indian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
- India's PM Set to Push Ahead With Nuclear Deal VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The Indian prime minister is going to attend the G-8 summit in Japan, after having mustered enough political support at home to push through a stalled civilian nuclear pact with the United States
- Russia to lease 'deadly' nuclear attack sub to India in 2009 RIA Novosti 04 Jul 2008 -- Russia has begun dock trials of a nuclear submarine, which will be leased in 2009 to the Indian navy for 10 years, a prominent Indian daily reported.
- US Warns Time Running Out for India-US Nuclear Deal VOA 03 Jul 2008 -- A senior U.S. Congressman visiting India says time is running out for New Delhi to finalize a civilian nuclear deal with the United States
- India to train Sri Lankan soldiers IRNA 01 Jul 2008 -- Even as it pushes Sri Lanka to renew political efforts towards resolving its bloody ethnic strife, India is virtually throwing open the doors of its different military institutions to train Sri Lankan soldiers.
- India likely to clinch IAEA pact by mid-July IRNA 01 Jul 2008 -- With the stage set for a final political call on taking the nuclear deal forward, the government plans to send a team of top officials to Vienna to clinch the IAEA pact after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes back from Japan next week.
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