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2001 Pakistan Special Weapons News

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  • Pakistan Not Diverting Troops from Afghan Border, Rumsfeld Says Washington File 27 Dec 2001-- Mounting tensions with India have not yet prompted Pakistan to divert troops from essential tasks along its Afghan border, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said December 27.
  • PAK/INDIA VOA 21 Dec 2001-- Pakistan says it will counter what it calls big Indian troop movements along the border
  • PAK/INDIA VOA 15 Dec 2001-- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has warned India against taking any action against Pakistan following accusations that a Pakistan-based guerrilla group is behind this week's deadly attack on the Indian parliament





  • PAKISTAN ARRESTS VOA 22 Aug 2001-- Authorities in Pakistan have arrested more than 200-people accused of belonging to militant groups involved in sectarian clashes
  • PAKISTAN ARRESTS VOA 22 Aug 2001-- Police in the port city, Karachi, Pakistan, have arrested more than 200 people who police say belong to militant groups involved in sectarian violence and separatist insurgency in Kashmir
  • CHINA / PAKISTAN / U-S VOA 16 Aug 2001-- China's alleged transfers of missile technology to Pakistan are expected to generate sharp disagreement next week (8-23) when U-S and Chinese officials meet in Beijing. The United States says China has violated a pledge not to make such transfers. China denies the accusations
  • PAKISTAN/DEMOCRACY VOA 15 Aug 2001-- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has set October 2002 for national elections - three-years after his military coup. The general has promised to reform the country's suspended constitution as part of the election preparations
  • PAKISTAN/DEMOCRACY VOA 14 Aug 2001-- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf says he will hold national elections in October next year to return the country to democratic rule.
  • PAKISTAN / BOMBING VOA 11 Aug 2001-- Authorities in Pakistan say a powerful bomb blast has left at least seven people dead and several injured in central Punjab province


  • U-S / PAKISTAN VOA 29 Jul 2001-- Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca will be in Pakistan this week for talks aimed at building better strategic and economic ties
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA VOA 20 Jul 2001-- Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, says his recent summit with India marks the beginning of a process for resolving thorny issues between the two countries
  • INDIA/PAK BORDER CEREMONY VOA 19 Jul 2001-- As India and Pakistan try to put together the pieces from their summit earlier this month, their years of heated rivalry continue to take center stage. At the historic Wagah (VAH-guh) border crossing, their antagonism makes for a peculiar sight each day, as the two countries try to outperform each other during a joint flag-lowering ceremony
  • PAK SUMMIT / REACT VOA 17 Jul 2001-- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has returned home after his highly-anticipated summit meeting in India. The Pakistani leader did not bring back an agreement on the sticky issue of Kashmir
  • PAK SUMMIT / REACT VOA 17 Jul 2001-- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has returned home after his highly-anticipated summit meeting in India
  • INDIA / PAK / MUJAHIDEEN VOA 13 Jul 2001-- After years of tension and war, India and Pakistan say they will use Sunday's summit to discuss ways to resolve the long running conflict over Kashmir. But Muslim militant groups fighting for either independence or accession to Pakistan are vowing to continue their so-called holy war against India, despite the landmark summit


  • State Department Noon Briefing, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 19 June 2001 -- And the one thing that did not - was not mentioned at all and that has been mentioned in previous administrations in conversations with the Pakistanis is whether the United States is wanting Pakistan to sign the CTBT. Considering that this administration doesn't think the CTBT is a good idea, is there a position on this now in relation to Pakistan?


  • Pakistan-China, Voice of America, 13 May 2001 -- Pakistan's military leader Pervez Musharraf has criticized the United States proposed nuclear defense system during an official visit by Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji.



  • In Delhi, Annan stresses importance of India-Pakistan dialogue on Kashmir, UN News, 15 March 2001 -- Arriving in New Delhi today on an official visit, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed the importance for Pakistan and India to resume a dialogue on Kashmir, as well as sign the landmark Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • India / Kashmir attack, Voice of America, 02 March 2001 -- An ambush in Indian-administered Kashmir has killed at least 15 Indian policemen and wounded nine others.


  • India ceasefire extension, Voice of America, 22 February 2001 -- India has extended a unilateral cease-fire in Indian-administered Kashmir until the end of May.
  • India - Kashmir, Voice of America, 23 February 2001 -- Five policemen and one civilian have been killed and two other people seriously injured by suspected Muslim militants in Indian Kashmir.
  • India Kashmir Update, Voice of America, 18 February 2001 -- India's government has postponed a decision on whether to extend its nearly three-month unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir.
  • India/Kashmir, Voice of America, 10 February 2001 -- In Indian Kashmir's capital city Srinagar, government commandos have regained control of the police headquarters that was stormed by Muslim separatists.
  • Pak-India-Kashmir, Voice of America, 04 February 2001 -- Pakistan says tensions with India have eased because of recent confidence building moves by both governments in the disputed Kashmir region.


  • State Department Noon Briefing - Kashmir, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 24 January 2001 -- Q: The Indian Government has just extended the cease fire for a second time in Kashmir. What is your assessment? Is the process going forward at all or just stagnating?
  • India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 23 January 2001 -- India has extended its unilateral cease-fire in Kashmir by another month.
  • India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 22 January 2001 -- Violence has flared in Indian Kashmir, as the deadline for the expiration of a government-sponsored unilateral ceasefire approaches.
  • Pak/India/Kashmir, Voice of America, 20 January 2001 -- Pakistan is accusing India of threatening a new peace process aimed at resolving the Kashmir dispute by refusing to issue travel documents to separatist Kashmiri leaders to visit Pakistan.
  • Kashmir Violence, Voice of America, 18 January 2001 -- Five Indian soldiers and one civilian were killed Thursday, in two separate landmine explosions in Indian-administered Kashmir.
  • Kashmir attack, Voice of America, 16 January 2001 -- Separatist militants have attacked the main airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.
  • Kashmir Elections, Voice of America, 15 January 2001 -- Local elections are being held in Indian Kashmir for the first time in more than two decades.
  • India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 04 January 2001 -- The relative, month-long calm on the Kashmir border has been broken, with clashes erupting between Indian and Pakistani troops.

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