Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- India's evidence of Pakistan's role in cross border terror strong IRNA 29 Jul 2006 -- Objecting to certain comments made by US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher after the Mumbai bomb blasts, India has said the evidence with it about Pakistan's role in cross-border terrorism was 'stronger' than what Washington had after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
- Pakistan welcomes US Congress clearance of F-16 jets sale IRNA 29 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan on Saturday welcomed the Congress approval to the sale of Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets to the country because the Congress was technically run out of time to stop it.
- Taliban returning via Pakistan, says UN's Kabul envoy IRNA 28 Jul 2006 -- The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is backed by foreign money, terror networks and fighters coming over the border from Pakistan, the top UN envoy in Afghanistan said on Wednesday.
- F-16s only if Pakistan ensures tech security IRNA 28 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan has been asked by the United States to provide several cast iron guarantees in order to ensure that there is no unauthorized transfer of technology or equipment that will come to Pakistan in the event of the delivery of F-16 fighter aircraft.
- US to limit sale of military technology to Pakistan: India IRNA 26 Jul 2006 -- India would continue to engage Washington to limit the sale of advanced military technology to the neighboring country which could be used against India.
- Uproar in Indian parliament over Pakistan's N-plans IRNA 27 Jul 2006 -- India's parliament was in turmoil on Wednesday after Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee turned down opposition's demand to comment on Pakistan's nuclear expansion plans, saying a statement on the issue was a serious matter and could not be produced like instant coffee.
- Pakistan warns India against hot pursuit in Kashmir IRNA 24 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan on Monday warned against hot pursuit inside its territory or Azad Kashmir, saying that nobody can get away with such a policy.
- India gave proposals to solve Kashmir: Pakistan IRNA 23 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan has claimed that shortly before the Mumbai bomb blasts, India had given written proposals to it as 'an advance' and 'a step forward' in the agreed process of exploring options for a settlement of the Kashmir problem.
- Pakistan Hands Over Prisoners To Afghanistan RFE/RL 23 Jul 2006 -- A Pakistani police official says Pakistan handed over 58 prisoners to Afghanistan today.
- Musharraf says focus from al-Qaeda shifted to Taliban IRNA 21 Jul 2006 -- President General Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that the focus against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan has now been shifted to Taliban, who are based in southern Afghanistan.
- US Lawmakers, State Department Clash Over Aircraft Sale to Pakistan VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- A dispute between the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration over a plan to sell F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan spilled into the open Thursday during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill
- US sale of F-16s to Pak worry India: IAF chief IRNA 20 Jul 2006 -- The US government's move to sell 36 more advanced F-16s to Pakistan could not have come at a worse time for the Indian Air Force (IAF), which is in a tailspin with its fighter squadrons dwindling rapidly.
- US used three Pakistani military bases in anti-Taliban war: official IRNA 18 Jul 2006 -- The US army used three military bases in Pakistan during war on Taliban, the country's top defense official said on Tuesday.
- France denies talk on nuclear cooperation with Pakistan IRNA 18 Jul 2006 -- The cooperation in the field of nuclear technology between Pakistan an France in any form is not on the agenda of dialogue process between the two countries.
- Singh: India to Review Relations with Pakistan After Mumbai Blasts VOA 18 Jul 2006 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says India will have to review its relations with Pakistan after last week's Mumbai blasts, but that he is not shutting the door to the peace process.
- Mumbai Train Bombings Cast Pall Over India-Pakistan Peace Process VOA 18 Jul 2006 -- India has deferred peace talks with Pakistan in the wake of the deadly train bombings in Mumbai, accusing its neighbor of abetting terror attacks in India.
- Pakistan asks India to share information on Mumbai blasts IRNA 17 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan asked India on Monday to share any 'solid information or concrete evidence' about last week's Mumbai blasts on trains, which had killed some 200 people.
- Pakistan Says Indian Terrorism Does Not Have Pakistani Roots VOA 17 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan says it does not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India, a response to allegations by the Indian prime minister that the Mumbai train bombers got support from inside Pakistan
- Missile control team holds talks in Pakistan IRNA 15 Jul 2006 -- A seven-member delegation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) held talks on Friday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here with a Pakistani delegation, officials said.
- 600 rebel tribesmen surrender in Pakistan: report IRNA 15 Jul 2006 -- Some 600 rebel tribesmen have surrendered to the government in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province, where nationalists have been fighting pitched battles against security forces for more than a year, TV channels reported on Saturday.
- Hundreds of Pakistani Tribal Militants Surrender VOA 15 Jul 2006 -- Pakistani officials say hundreds of rebel tribesmen have surrendered to local authorities in the violence-hit southern province of Balochistan
- Suicide Bomb Blast Kills Leading Pakistani Shi'ite Cleric VOA 14 Jul 2006 -- A suicide bomb attack in southern Pakistan has killed a prominent shi'ite cleric
- Police Questioning Under Way as India, Pakistan Exchange Barbs Over Train Attacks VOA 13 Jul 2006 -- Police in India's financial capital, Bombay, have detained hundreds of people in connection with the blasts that hit the city's train network, but no one has been arrested or charged
- Pakistan decides to ground Fokker planes after crash IRNA 12 Jul 2006 -- Pakistani cabinet has decided to immediately ground all Fokker planes after a recent plane crash, killing all 45 people on board, information minister said on Wednesday.
- India objects to US sale of 18 fighter jets to Pakistan IRNA 03 Jul 2006 -- India on Monday objected to the US decision to sell eighteen F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, and said the move is 'not conducive' to the improvement of ties between New Delhi and Islamabad.
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