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November 2008 - India Special Weapons News
- India's Home Minister resigns in wake of Mumbai terror strikes IRNA 30 Nov 2008 -- India's Home Minister Shivraj Patil, under tremendous pressure over a spate of terrorist attacks in the country since last year, resigned on Sunday in the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes
- Senior Resignations Follow Mumbai Attacks RFE/RL 30 Nov 2008 -- Indian Home Affairs Minister Shivraj Patil and national security adviser MK Narayanan have resigned in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai that killed or injured hundreds of people
- Bush Offers Support For Mumbai Investigation VOA 30 Nov 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush is pledging full support for the investigation into the terrorist attack in Mumbai that killed roughly 175 people in India's financial capital.
- President Bush Discusses Attacks in Mumbai, Condemns Violence, Sends Condolences to Victims The White House 29 Nov 2008
- India's business capital siege finally over after massive operation IRNA 29 Nov 2008 -- With the end of the NSG Commando operation Saturday Morning in Taj Hotel, the siege of India's business capital is finally over after massive operations of 60 hours after terrorists struck at various locations on Wednesday night
- Indian PM calls an all-party meeting on terrorism in wake of Mumbai attacks IRNA 29 Nov 2008 -- India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has convened an emergent all-party meeting on Sunday evening to take stock of the internal security scenario in the country in the wake of terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 160 lives, leaving around 400 others injured
- Taj Mahal hotel freed, three-day Mumbai siege over RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2008 -- Indian commandos killed the last terrorists holed up in the landmark Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on Saturday, the third day of battles with militants across India's commercial capital.
- Pakistan Pledges Cooperation with India, Urges Restraint VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan's government says it is prepared to deepen its engagement with India on counter-terrorism, but says it is important for India to avoid the "blame game"
- Bush Offers Condolences, Full Support to India VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush is extending condolences to the Indian people, and his support to the Indian government, after a three-day terrorist siege in Mumbai that killed almost 200 people.
- Pakistan Withdraws Pledge to Send Spy Chief to India VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan has urged India to lower bilateral tensions that are running high over Indian allegations that the terrorists behind Mumbai's deadly assaults have links with Pakistani extremist groups.
- Indian PM Calls High-Level Meetings in Wake of Mumbai Attacks VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- India's prime minister Saturday called together the country's top military and intelligence chiefs. Officials say he wanted details on the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the responsive actions being taken.
- Mumbai Siege Ends, Indian Forces Kill Last Militants VOA 29 Nov 2008 -- Indian officials have brought a terrorist attack on the city of Mumbai to an end, killing the last militants inside a luxury hotel that was the final battleground of a terrorist siege.
- Security Council condemns ‘reprehensible’ terrorist attacks in Mumbai UN News Centre 28 Nov 2008 -- The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that started on 26 November, which included the taking of hostages and caused numerous deaths and injuries in India’s financial capital.
- Pakistan condemns terrorist activities: Gilani IRNA 28 Nov 2008 -- Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan is a victim of terrorism and shares India's sorrow over loss of life in the Mumbai attacks
- Zardari blames 'non-state actors' for Mumbai attack IRNA 28 Nov 2008 -- President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned India's prime minister on Friday to condemn attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed at least 130 people and suggested 'non-state actors' were respon
- No Pakistan involvement in Mumbai attacks: Mukhtar IRNA 28 Nov 2008 -- Defence minister on Thursday said his country had played no role in terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 125 people and injured hundreds more
- Pakistan offers help to India in probing attacks IRNA 28 Nov 2008 -- Defence minister on Thursday said his country had played no role in terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 125 people and injured hundreds more
- Zardari phones Sonia ask for tough measures to end terrorism IRNA 28 Nov 2008 -- Condemning the terrorist acts in Mumbai in the strongest possible terms, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is ready to cooperate with India in launching a probe into the acts terrorism in Mumbai
- Indian Forces Battle To Regain Control In Mumbai RFE/RL 28 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned attacks in Mumbai in which more than 100 people were killed, and called for strict measures to purge the region of militants, state media reported
- Indian troops storm Jewish center in Mumbai RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2008 -- Indian troops on Friday evening stormed a Jewish center in Mumbai which was under siege for almost two days since the city was hit by a series of terrorist attacks, local officials said.
- Indian commandos have hotel 'under control' after 40-hour siege RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2008 -- Indian special forces have wrested control of a hotel in central Mumbai from terrorists who had held scores of guests hostage for around 40 hours, city officials said on Friday.
- Anti-terrorist operation draws to close in traumatized Mumbai RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2008 -- A senior Indian army general said on Friday that an anti-terrorist operation in the country's commercial capital of Mumbai, hit by a wave of terrorist attacks on Wednesday evening, was coming to an end.
- Pakistan's Gilani to Send Spy Agency Chief to Mumbai VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says Indian leaders must not blame his country for this week's deadly terror attacks in Mumbai.
- Mumbai Terror Attack Escalates Tensions Between India, Pakistan VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- A diplomatic row between India and Pakistan has erupted over alleged Pakistani involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks.
- Sporadic Gunfire, Bomb Blasts as Mumbai Siege Continues VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- Clashes between Indian security forces and the remaining terrorists that launched a multi pronged assault on Mumbai continued into the night as authorities slowly regained control of the city
- Indian Security Officials: Battle Continues at Taj Hotel VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- More than 48 hours after terrorists first laid siege to India's financial capital, Mumbai, security forces say they have gained control over all but one of the targeted sites.
- US Says 2 Americans Killed in Mumbai Attacks, But Toll Could be Higher VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- The State Department says two Americans have been confirmed killed and two others wounded in the Mumbai terrorist attacks and that additional U.S. citizens were still at risk in the Indian financial hub.
- Afghan Officials Back Allegations of Regional Links to Mumbai Attackers VOA 28 Nov 2008 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has spoken with India's Prime Minister to express his sympathy for victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
- Backgrounder: Terror Groups in India cfr.org 27 Nov 2008
- Backgrounder: Counterterrorism in India cfr.org 27 Nov 2008
- Military Displace Police in Response to Mumbai Terror Attacks VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- In an unprecedented response to a domestic terrorist attack, Indian military forces have taken over the battle against gunmen who plunged Mumbai, a city of 18 million, into confusion.
- Commandos Free Some People From Mumbai Luxury Hotels VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- The Indian prime minister says the terror attacks in the country's financial capital, Mumbai, were carried out by militants based outside the country.
- Israel says 10 to 15 Israelis Held Hostage in Mumbai Attacks VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- Israeli officials say gunmen in Mumbai are holding 10 to 15 Israelis hostage, some at a Jewish center and the others at the Oberoi Hotel.
- Indian PM: Mumbai Attackers Based Outside Country VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says the perpetrators of coordinated attacks on the financial capital Mumbai were likely based outside the country.
- Commandos Launch Operations to Clear Luxury Hotels Seized by Gunmen in Mumbai VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- In India's financial hub of Mumbai, commandos and troops have mounted an operation to clear two luxury hotels seized by gunmen.
- 101 Dead in Mumbai Attacks; Police Try to Free Hostages VOA 27 Nov 2008 -- Indian army and paramilitary forces are conducting operations in two luxury hotels in the Indian financial capital Mumbai, to rescue hostages taken earlier by heavily armed gunmen.
- Operation to flush out terrorists holed up in Trident and Taj hotels in Mumbai continues IRNA 27 Nov 2008 -- The ongoing operation by the combined security forces to flush out terrorists holed up in Trident (Oberoi) and Taj hotels in Mumbai is continuing.
- Mumbai terror attacks leave over 100 killed, 300 injured IRNA 27 Nov 2008 -- More than 100 people were killed and 300 injured in one of the most violent and tragic terror attacks at seven places in Mumbai, business capital of India
- Militant Attacks In India Leave More Than 100 Dead RFE/RL 27 Nov 2008 -- India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has vowed to take "whatever measures are necessary" to punish those responsible for the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that have left more than 100 dead and 300 injured
- Terrorists who attacked Mumbai linked to al-Qaeda - source RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- The terrorist groups who attacked the Indian city of Mumbai are closely linked to al-Qaeda, a high-ranking Russian secret service source said Thursday.
- Police battle militants in Mumbai, hostages still held RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- Dozens of hostages are still being held at a luxury hotel and a Jewish center in Mumbai, following a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in India's financial capital that left over 100 people dead.
- Indian police move in to release hostages held in luxury hotel RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2008 -- Indian special forces have begun an operation to try and release hostages held in a luxury hotel, Oberoi, in India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), local TV reported on Thursday.
- Nearly 80 Confirmed Dead in Mumbai Siege VOA 26 Nov 2008 -- India's financial capital, Mumbai, is under siege, as heavily armed attackers have targeted numerous locations throughout the city in an unprecedented, ongoing assault.
- Indian Police Suspect Terrorism in Mumbai Attacks VOA 26 Nov 2008 -- Indian police suspect terrorists are responsible for a series of attacks late Wednesday in the southern city of Mumbai.
- Indian Navy Insists Destroyed Ship in Gulf of Aden Was Controlled by Pirates VOA 26 Nov 2008 -- India's navy says its warship, which sank a pirate-controlled vessel in the Gulf of Aden, had no indication the ship it encountered at sea may have been a Thai fishing boat with hostages on board.
- Indian pilot killed as Army chopper crashes IRNA 26 Nov 2008 -- An Indian Army helicopter crashed into a river, killing its pilot and injuring another near Uchna-gaon in Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday, police said
- Russian nuke missile cruiser to join wargames with Indian Navy IRNA 25 Nov 2008 -- Russia's most potent nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser 'Pyotr Veliky' will take part in the joint naval wargames with the Indian Navy in January, during which they will train on how to destroy aircraft carriers
- Indian officials visit Russian shipyard to inspect frigates RIA Novosti 25 Nov 2008 -- A delegation of Indian military officials has visited the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad to inspect the construction of three missile frigates for the Indian Navy, a company's spokesman said on Tuesday.
- Indian govt warns terror groups may use nuclear, biological weapon IRNA 22 Nov 2008 -- The Indian government on Saturday warned that terror groups might use "nuclear, biological and chemical devices" and favoured a multi-pronged approach to deal with the menace
- Russia, India to hold joint naval drills in Jan. 2009 RIA Novosti 20 Nov 2008 -- Russia and India will conduct joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean in January next year, a spokesman for Russia's Pacific Fleet said on Thursday.
- Indian Navy sinks pirate ship in Gulf of Aden IRNA 19 Nov 2008-- 'INS Tabar', India's Navy ship, which is currently in the Gulf of Aden for Anti-Piracy Surveillance and Patrol Operations, has sunk a pirate mother ship during a fierce battle in the Gulf of Aden near the Horn of Africa
- Somalia wants more Russian warships to fight piracy RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2008 -- Somalia would like to see more Russian warships helping the country fight piracy off its coast, the country's ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday.
- Indian frigate sinks pirate ship off Somalia coast RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2008 -- An Indian frigate has sunk a pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden after coming under attack, the Indian Navy said on Wednesday.
- Indian Navy Destroys Pirate Ship in Gulf of Aden VOA 19 Nov 2008 -- For the second time in a week, India's navy has repelled pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
- Indian Air Force plans joint exercise with China IRNA 17 Nov 2008 -- A joint exercise of Indian Air Force (IAF) with its Chinese counterparts has been planned in the near future as part of building strong ties with Republic of China, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, the chief of IAF air staff, who recently paid a visit to the neighbouring country, said on Monday
- MiG-23 (Trainer) aircraft of Indian Air Force crashes IRNA 17 Nov 2008 -- One MiG-23 (Trainer) aircraft of Indian Air Force Monday crashed near Air Force Station Hashimara in West Bengal state
- India, US Discuss Practicalities of Implementing Civil Nuclear Pact VOA 14 Nov 2008 -- India and the United States have begun looking at ways they can work together following their unprecedented deal on civil nuclear cooperation.
- India Puts Probe on Moon VOA 14 Nov 2008 -- India's space agency says its first lunar probe has landed on the moon.
- France ready to build nuclear plants with India IRNA 14 Nov 2008 -- France has said that it is ready to start commercial contracts with India to build nuclear plants in the country
- Indian lunar probe starts remote sensing of Moon RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2008 -- India's first lunar probe entered its final polar orbit around the Moon late on Wednesday and has now begun remote sensing of the surface, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on Thursday.
- Russian defense official denies doomed sub meant for India RIA Novosti 12 Nov 2008 -- A Russian defense industry official denied on Wednesday that talks had been held with India on the delivery of the nuclear submarine on board which 20 people died last weekend.
- India test fires 600 Kms range SSM missile "SHOURYA" IRNA 12 Nov 2008 -- India on Wednesday test fired 600 km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile "SHOURYA".
- India successfully test-fires ballistic missile RIA Novosti 12 Nov 2008 -- India successfully test-fired on Wednesday a medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Department of Defense Research and Development said.
- MiG-21 plane crashes in India, no casualties RIA Novosti 12 Nov 2008 -- A MiG-21 fighter aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday in northeast India, but the two pilots ejected safely, the Indian Defense Ministry said.
- UK lifts ban on exporting nuclear technology to India IRNA 11 Nov 2008 -- The UK Government has announced the lifting of a ban on exporting sensitive nuclear technology to India, despite it withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) after illegally developing nuclear weapons
- India's Chandrayaan-1 successfully enters lunar orbit IRNA 09 Nov 2008 -- History was created on Saturday when India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-1, lifted off from Sriharikota on 22nd October and successfully entered the lunar orbit
- India's Chandrayaan-1 probe enters lunar orbit RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2008 -- An Indian lunar probe entered into orbit around the Moon on Saturday at the start of a two-year remote sensing mission, the Indian Space Research Organization said.
- India not signed NPT since it was unequal treaty: Mukherjee IRNA 02 Nov 2008 -- Indian FM Mukherjee: New Delhi did not sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty in the late 1960s because it was fundamentally unequal treaty.
- Indian Police Make Arrests Linked to Blasts VOA 01 Nov 2008 -- Indian police say they have arrested three people in connection with Thursday's bombings that killed 77 people in the northeastern state of Assam.
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