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August 2003 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • Pakistan, India talks remain inconclusive IRNA 28 Aug 2003 -- Civil aviation officials from Pakistan and India could not reach any decision to resume air links between the two countries, according to a joint statement.
  • Pakistan troops leave for Turkey to participate in joint exercise IRNA 31 Aug 2003 -- A batch of Special Service Group of Pakistan Army was despatched to Turkey Sunday to participate in Pakistan-Turkey Special Forces Platoon Level Joint Exercise commencing Monday.
  • Pakistan to launch indigenous-made aircrfat in 4 days IRNA 30 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan indigenously manufactured JF-17 fighter aircraft with the Chinese cooperation is set for its maiden flight within next three or four days, air force officials said Saturday.
  • One killed in mortar shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir IRNA 30 Aug 2003 -- One person has been killed in heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in some sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu since Friday night, official sources said on Saturday.
  • Pak MP for Iran`s role in resumption of Islamabad-News Delhi talks IRNA 30 Aug 2003 -- A member of Pakistani Parliament on Saturday said Iran should play a facilitator role in resumption of Pakistan-India dialogue on long-standing Kashmir issue.
  • Pakistan may buy F-16, Mirage aircraft -- daily IRNA 30 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan may purchase F-16 and Mirage aircraft from a Middle Eastern country and Belgium, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.
  • Pakistan supports Iran`s peaceful nuclear programme: Kasuri IRNA 29 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan Friday supported Iran nuclear programme and rejected as baseless and motivated reports that Islamabad has helped Iranian nuclear programme.
  • Musharraf, Kharrazi exchange views on Iran-Pak relations IRNA 29 Aug 2003 -- President General Pervez Musharraf on Friday said Pakistan was keen to further enhance relations with Iran, saying both the countries should look towards a bright future.
  • PAKISTAN/IRAN/NUCLEAR VOA 29 Aug 2003 -- Top officials from Pakistan and Iran have again denied allegations that the two countries are cooperating in the field of nuclear technology.
  • PAKISTAN-INDIA/AVIATION VOA 28 Aug 2003 -- Talks to restore direct air service between India and Pakistan ended Thursday without an agreement, but with both sides agreeing to continue discussions. Observers see a deal in the near future as almost certain, given the high economic costs of the suspension.
  • PAKISTAN INDIA VOA 27 Aug 2003 -- India and Pakistan are moving ahead to improve relations, despite harsh words over Monday's fatal bombings in Bombay. Talks to restore air links between the two countries are under way.
  • Pak, India to negotiate air link restoration on Wednesday IRNA 26 Aug 2003 -- Civil aviation officials from Pakistan and India are set to meet here on Wednesday to discuss resumption of air links between the two countries, reports said.
  • Kashmiri leader wants Pakistan to join talks IRNA 25 Aug 2003 -- Kashmir`s All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Maulana Abbas Ansari said he never gave any statement to keep Pakistan out of first phase of dialogue between India and APHC.
  • PAKISTAN/POLITICS VOA 21 Aug 2003 -- Opposition lawmakers in Pakistan vow to continue their fight against controversial constitutional changes introduced by President Pervez Musharraf.
  • PAKISTAN US TERROR FORCE VOA 20 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan is forming a new anti-terrorism force with the help of the U-S government. The Pakistani war on terror is reaping unexpected benefits in the country's tribal region.
  • Pakistan wants to buy F-16s from Belgium IRNA 19 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan wants to buy as yet an unknown number of F-16 jet fighter planes from Belgium, the Flemish-langage daily ``De Morgen`` reported Tuesday.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA VOA 18 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan is accusing India of training fighters to carry out acts of terrorism in Pakistan.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN VOA 13 Aug 2003 -- Separatist groups in Indian Kashmir have criticized India's rejection of a call by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for a cease-fire along the disputed Kashmir border. Violence in the region continues, with two more people killed and 30 wounded in separate attacks blamed on Islamic militants.
  • Pakistan/India: Despite Islamabad Peace Conference, New Delhi Rejects Talks On Kashmir RFE/RL 12 Aug 2003 -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has been meeting today with Indian lawmakers after an unofficial conference in Islamabad that saw representatives from both countries call for peace. But India is rejecting calls from Pakistan for an official dialogue on the status of the divided region of Kashmir.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA VOA 12 Aug 2003 -- In the latest step toward improving relations with India, Pakistan has called for a ceasefire along the disputed Kashmir border, known as the Line of Control.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA VOA 11 Aug 2003 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has repeated a call for a peaceful settlement of his country's decades-old dispute with India over the region of Kashmir. AThe Pakistani leader also welcomed similar comments from across the border.
  • No nuke assistance to Iran: Pakistan IRNA 06 Aug 2003 -- Pakistan has rejected as "completely false, irresponsible and motivated" a US media report alleging Pakistani assistance to Iran in the latter's alleged enrichment program.
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA/GOODWILL VOA 10 Aug 2003 -- Lawmakers and intellectuals from India and Pakistan are attending a two-day goodwill conference in Islamabad. The conference heard strong calls for an end to conflict between South Asia's nuclear-armed neighbors.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN / GOODWILL VOA 09 Aug 2003 -- A large delegation of Indian parliamentarians and journalists is visiting Pakistan, as another move toward reconciliation between the two South Asian neighbors. This is the latest in a series of non-official visits between the two countries.
  • INDIA / PAKISTAN GIRL VOA 01 Aug 2003 -- A two-year-old Pakistani girl left India today (Friday) to return home, after undergoing successful open heart surgery in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. The little girl has become a symbol of improving relations between India and Pakistan.

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