Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
December 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Afghan President Criticizes Pakistani Mine Plan VOA 28 Dec 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai denounced Pakistani plans to fence and mine sections of its border with Afghanistan
- Pakistan Announces Plans to Fence and Mine Border with Afghanistan VOA 26 Dec 2006 -- Pakistan has announced plans to fence and mine sections of its frontier with Afghanistan to help prevent cross-border raids by pro-Taleban militants
- Musharraf says N-sites can withstand any strike IRNA 25 Dec 2006 -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan's nuclear and missile installations are safe enough to withstand any nuclear strike.
- US for new operation in Pakistan tribal agency: report IRNA 25 Dec 2006 -- The United States has asked Pakistan to launch fresh military operations in tribal regions against suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, a report said on Monday.
- Pakistan Air Force fighter plane crashes near Karachi IRNA 20 Dec 2006 -- A French-made Mirage fighter plane of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in the suburbs of the port city of Karachi on Wednesday, but the pilot ejected safely, a PAF spokesman said.
- Pakistani spy arrested in Afghanistan IRNA 20 Dec 2006 -- Afghan security forces have arrested a Pakistani intelligence officer in the east of the country, a presidential spokesman said a day after an army general was arrested for alleged espionage.
- No change in Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, says PM IRNA 18 Dec 2006 -- Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Monday that Pakistan stands by its principled stance that the Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiri people which is also acceptable to Pakistan and India as all these three are stakeholders on the issue.
- India claims Pakistan building bunkers along the borders IRNA 16 Dec 2006 -- Border Security Forces of India Director General A K Mitra has said that Pakistan has been building bunkers and other defense structures across the 'relatively quiet' border.
- Pakistan committed to non-proliferation: Kasuri IRNA 13 Dec 2006 -- Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on Tuesday reiterated Pakistan's commitment to non-proliferation of Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD).
- Karzai Accuses Pakistan of Directly Supporting Taleban Insurgents VOA 13 Dec 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan's government of directly supporting Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan.
- Analysis: Musharraf's Kashmir Offer cfr.org 12 Dec 2006 -- President Pervez Musharraf said last week on New Delhi Television that Pakistan will give up its claim on Kashmir if India accepts a four-point resolution, including autonomy for the region under a joint government with Indian, Pakistani, and Kashmiri representation
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES INITIAL $78 MILLION CONTRACT TO PRODUCE 18 NEW F-16S Lockheed Martin 11 Dec 2006 -- The U.S. government has awarded an initial $78 million as part of a $144 million contract to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for long-lead tasks related to the production of 18 new Advanced Block 52 F-16 aircraft for Pakistan.
- Pakistan says Kashmir stand not changed IRNA 11 Dec 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday it has not given up its position on Kashmir and stands by the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council to resolve the issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
- Pakistani Peace Deal Creates 'Taleban Mini-states' VOA 11 Dec 2006 -- In a new report, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group says militants are using peace deals reached with Pakistan to create a virtual sanctuary in the north of the country.
- Pakistan test-fires ballistic missile IRNA 09 Dec 2006 -- Pakistan on Saturday successfully launched a short-range ballistic missile, the army said.
- Indian political party rejects Musharraf formula on Kashmir IRNA 06 Dec 2006 -- Rejecting outright the four-point solution mooted by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Kashmir, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Jammu Unit and Kashmiri Pandit Organizations on Wednesday urged the Center not to consider it.
- Pakistan to give up claims on Kashmir on conditions IRNA 05 Dec 2006 -- Pakistan President General Parvez Musharraf, has for the first time said that Pakistan is prepared to give up its claim on Kashmir, which could be a major breakthrough between India and Pakistan if implemented in reality.
- India committed to peace but does not favor redrawing boundaries IRNA 05 Dec 2006 -- Responding to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's suggestions to resolve the Kashmir issue, India Tuesday said it was committed to peace and removal of distrust but not in favor of redrawing of boundaries.
- Musharraf Pushes Shared Kashmir Sovereignty Proposal VOA 05 Dec 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan will give up its claim to Kashmir if India agrees to give the disputed territory autonomy under the joint supervision of both countries.
- Renewed Taleban Insurgency Straining Pak-Afghan Ties VOA 04 Dec 2006 -- Pakistan announced Monday that its foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, will go to Afghanistan Friday for a three-day visit
- Pakistan Army handed over air defense missile carriers IRNA 02 Dec 2006 -- Chairman of Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Ehsanul Haq has said the government is determined to provide a credible defense with all possible means at its disposal.
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