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September 2008 - India Special Weapons News
- India, France Sign Civilian Nuclear Deal VOA 30 Sep 2008 -- Indian and French leaders signed a landmark agreement that allows French companies to sell civilian nuclear technology to India.
- Russia, India to develop new BrahMos cruise missile RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia and India will jointly develop a new BrahMos-2 hypersonic cruise missile.
- India, Russia to develop 2 versions of 5th-generation fighter RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia and India will jointly develop two versions of a new fifth-generation fighter.
- Russian, Indian defense ministers hold talks in New Delhi RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia's defense minister in New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart.
- Defense chief says Russia does not export nuclear submarines RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008
- India Awaits US Senate Passage of Civil Nuclear Pact VOA 28 Sep 2008 -- India's government is hailing passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of a historic civil nuclear agreement between the two countries.
- US Ambassador Expresses Condolences as Death Toll Rises VOA 28 Sep 2008 -- The death toll of Saturday's explosion in New Delhi's Mehrauli market rose to three Sunday.
- 4 killed, several injured in a blast in India's national capital IRNA 27 Sep 2008 -- At least 4 persons were killed and several others injured when a blast rocked a flower market in South Delhi's Mehrauli area.
- Bomb blast at New Delhi market kills 4 people - TV RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2008 -- An explosion at a busy market in India's capital on Saturday left four people dead and at least 15 injured, a national television channel reported.
- Bush and Indian PM discuss nuclear deal RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2008 -- President George Bush and India's PM, Manmohan Singh, have expressed hope the US Congress will approve an agreement on nuclear cooperation.
- 7 militants killed in India's restive northeastern state of Assam IRNA 26 Sep 2008 -- 7 terrorists were killed and a large haul of weapons and explosives, including RDX, in Assam.
- India, Pakistan Pledge More Peace Talks VOA 25 Sep 2008 -- India's prime minister and Pakistan's president have agreed to a new round of peace talks before the end of the year
- Tribals of India's N-E not allowing govt for uranium mining IRNA 25 Sep 2008 -- India's federal government is facing stiff resistance from local tribal bodies and environmental groups in the northeastern state of Meghalaya over a plan to allow uranium mining in the region.
- Indian Police Arrest More Suspects in Connection With Bombings VOA 24 Sep 2008 -- Police in India have detained five more suspects in connection with a series of deadly blasts in two cities.
- Russia may sell more MiG-29K carrier fighters to India RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2008 -- Talks on additional deliveries of MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier fighters to India will start in the near future, the president of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation said Wednesday.
- Kashmir militant chief flays Israeli interference IRNA 21 Sep 2008 -- Top militant commander in Kashmir has described the recent visit of Israeli army chief and offer to help India as violation of international law.
- Indian Police Search for Suspected Militants VOA 20 Sep 2008 -- Police in India's capital, New Delhi launched a massive search for two suspected Islamic militants who escaped during a gunbattle Friday.
- Delhi encounter: 2 terrorists killed, one arrested, 2 managed to escape IRNA 19 Sep 2008 -- Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with Delhi Police in Jamia Nagar locality of south Delhi Friday.
- Indian Police Shoot Dead Two Suspected Islamic Militants in New Delhi VOA 19 Sep 2008 -- Indian police have shot 2 suspected Islamic militants in a shootout in the Indian capital, days after the city was rocked by bombs.
- Bush Administration Urges Swift Congressional Approval Of US-India Nuclear Pact VOA 19 Sep 2008 -- Senior US official urged members of Congress to approve U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement.
- India deploys Sukhoi Jets in Kashmir amid growing tension with Pakistan IRNA 18 Sep 2008
- 15 injured in a powerful explosion in Assam IRNA 18 Sep 2008 -- At least 15 people were injured, 2 of them critically, in a powerful explosion Thursday in India's restive northeastern state of Assam.
- Indian Cabinet approves strengthening of intelligence networks IRNA 18 Sep 2008 -- Sspecial cabinet meeting on internal security approved recommendations on strengthening the existing security apparatus.
- Indian PM: Stronger Anti-Terror Laws Needed to Combat Homegrown Militants VOA 17 Sep 2008 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says stronger anti-terror measures are needed to combat homegrown militants, following Saturday's deadly bombings in New Delhi.
- Krepon: U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Weakens Nonproliferation Efforts cfr.org 17 Sep 2008 -- Interviewee: Michael Krepon, Co-founder, The Henry L. Stimson Center
- France, Russia ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to Indian reactors IRNA 17 Sep 2008 -- France and Russia would ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to Indian reactors in the event of America snapping nuclear cooperation, said top Indian nuclear scientist.
- Police Collect Clues in Delhi Serial Bombings VOA 14 Sep 2008 -- Police in Indian's capital on Sunday said they have detained several people and collected what they call "vital clues" after five bomb blasts in New Delhi.
- Blasts Rock India's Capital, At Least 18 Killed VOA 13 Sep 2008 -- Police in India's capital say five bombs exploded and four more were discovered and defused Saturday evening
- India successfully test fires 'Astra' missile IRNA 13 Sep 2008 -- India on Saturday successfully test fired air-to-air missile 'Astra' from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur in Orissa.
- India test-fires its new supersonic missile RIA Novosti 13 Sep 2008 -- India has tested a domestically produced supersonic air-to-air missile, national media reported on Saturday.
- Former US Ambassador Hails End of India's Nuclear Isolation VOA 12 Sep 2008 -- A veteran American figure in the U.S.-India relationship is predicting the civil nuclear agreement between the two countries will quickly open the door to closer trade ties, but he warns that talk of a strategic alliance is premature.
- Analysis: Crisis in Kashmir cfr.org 11 Sep 2008 -- Since June, Indian-administered Kashmir has been roiled by large pro-independence protests triggered by a government decision to transfer land in the Muslim-majority state to a Hindu shrine.
- Bush Sends US-India Nuclear Deal to Congress VOA 11 Sep 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has sent the text of a proposed U.S.-India nuclear agreement to Congress for approval.
- Canadian ships arrives to exercise with Indian Navy IRNA 10 Sep 2008 -- Two Canadian warships will be visiting Indian waters for four days from Wednesday and carry out an exercise in the sea off the Chennai coast on Saturday.
- Indian gov't to amend Atomic Energy Act of 1962 IRNA 09 Sep 2008 -- To allow private parties to enter the nuclear trade commerce, the government on Tuesday said it will amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1962.
- After NSG waiver India seeks uranium from Australia IRNA 08 Sep 2008 -- Having successfully wrested a waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group, India is preparing to press Australia to supply uranium to its reactors, hoping to build on Canberra's support during negotiations in Vienna.
- Chinese Envoy Visits India as New Delhi Get International Nod to Engage in Civil Nuclear Trade VOA 08 Sep 2008 -- China's foreign minister is in India attempting to smooth ruffled feathers with its neighboring nuclear power.
- Indian PM holds discussion with FM, NSA on deliberations in NSG IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday held discussions with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and National Security Adviser M K Narayanan on the deliberations in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) where a consensus on a waiver for India is still eluding.
- India gets crucial NSG waiver by consensus IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- India has got the crucial waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by consensus.
- NSG waiver marks the end of India's decades-long isolation from nuclear mainstream: PM IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- While welcoming the decision of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to adjust its guidelines to enable full civil nuclear cooperation with India, Prime Minister Dr Mahmohan Singh Saturday said, "It is a recognition of India's impeccable non-proliferation credentials and its status as a state with advanced nuclear technology."
- India's legal right to conduct nuclear tests preserved: Kakodkar IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- India's "legal" right to conduct nuclear tests has been fully preserved and the country has not made any commitment in this regard to gain the waiver from the NSG to participate in nuclear commerce, Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission said on Saturday.
- Pranab terms NSG waiver as landmark in India's quest for energy needs IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday described NSG waiver a historic development.
- Congress hails NSG waiver for India as 'historic' IRNA 06 Sep 2008 -- Congress on Saturday hailed the NSG waiver for India as 'historic' and said it was a significant victory not only for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but for all Indians.
- Nuclear Suppliers Approve US-India Agreement VOA 06 Sep 2008 -- Nations that supply nuclear material have approved a civilian nuclear accord between the United States and India
- Russia to deliver Admiral Gorshkov to India after 2011 RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2008 -- Russia will deliver the modernized Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to India after 2011, Russia's state-run arms exporter said on Friday.
- US Cites Progress in Talks on Nuclear Deal With India VOA 04 Sep 2008 -- Bush administration officials are reporting progress in getting the landmark U.S.-Indian nuclear cooperation accord past another major hurdle
- India will be guided solely by terms of Indo-US N-deal IRNA 04 Sep 2008 -- India has unequivocally said that it will be guided solely by the terms of bilateral agreement between India and the US on the nuclear deal after the American letter reportedly says it has given no fuel supply assurances post testing.
- India to face Pak's plight if nuke deal is through IRNA 02 Sep 2008 -- Asserting the Left would continue to oppose the Indo-US nuclear deal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat warned Tuesday that if the pact became operational, India would have to face the same fate of Pakistan which ended up as a 'junior unequal' strategic partner of the US.
- US to support waiver for India at NSG meet IRNA 01 Sep 2008 -- The US on Monday said it is working hard with positive approach to secure a waiver for India from the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group, (NSG), ahead of its meeting on 4th and 5th of this month in Vienna.
- MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashes in India's Gujarat IRNA 01 Sep 2008 -- A MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashed near Jamnagar in Gujarat on Monday during a training sortie but the pilot ejected safely.
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