June 1998 India
Special Weapons News
- Statement of Official Spokesman 29 June 1998 -- We have seen the US-China "Joint Statement on South Asia". India categorically rejects the notion of these two countries arrogating to themselves, joint or individual responsibility for "the maintenance of peace, stability and security in the region".
- Serial production of Prithvi begins The Pioneer 29 June 1998 -- Serial production of the Army's version of the formidable surface-to-surface Prithvi missile has begun, according to the latest annual report of the Defence Ministry.
- INDIA U-S Voice of America 28 June 1998 --
TWO U-S SENATORS MET WITH TOP INDIAN LEADERS SUNDAY TO GAUGE INDIA'S VIEWS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS AHEAD OF AN IMPORTANT SENATE REVIEW OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS NEXT MONTH.
- INDIA SANCTIONS Voice of America 28 June 1998 --
POLITICAL ANALYSTS IN INDIA WELCOMED THE ONE-DAY FACT-FINDING TOUR BY SENATORS SAM BROWNBACK AND CHARLES ROBB AHEAD OF A SENATE REVIEW OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON NEW DELHI
- INDIA SANCTIONS Voice of America 27 June 1998 -- INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY SAYS THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE RECONSIDERING THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS.
- INDERFURTH 6/26 BRIEFING ON INDIA, PAKISTAN -- "We have a strong interest in keeping open the lines of communications with both India and Pakistan," Assistant Secretary of State Karl (Rick) Inderfurth said June 26 at the Foreign Press Center.
- India and Pakistan: Consequences of Nuclear Testing
Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs 2:10 P.M. EDT Friday, June 26, 1998
- Heed South Asia's Concerns Marshall M. Bouton
Executive vice-president of the Asia Society, New York -- Far Eastern Economic Review, US Edition, June 25, 1998
- U-S / INDIA / PAKISTAN Voice of America 25 June 1998 -- ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS KARL INDERFURTH SAYS U-S SANCTIONS AGAINST INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE MEANT TO INFLUENCE THEIR BEHAVIOR AFTER THEIR RECENT NUCLEAR
TESTS AND NOT TO PUNISH THEM FOR THE SAKE OF PUNISHMENT.
- RUSSIA / INDIA NUKE REACT Voice of America 23 June 1998 -- INDIA AND RUSSIA'S DECISION TO BUILD TWO NUCLEAR POWER GENERATORS IN SOUTHERN INDIA SHOWS SANCTIONS HAVE NOT ISOLATED THE COUNTRY.
- Passage to India by Martin Sieff National Review, June 22, 1998 -- The U.S. should consider the Indian nuclear tests as the muscle-flexing of a potential ally.
- Sukhoi-30 batch II: Nuts & bolts finalised
Hindustan Times, June 22, 1998 India took delivery of the first eight SU-30 jets last year and will receive the rest in continuously upgraded batches by 2002.
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 22 June 1998 -- Russia plans to sell some nuclear plants to India. The Russians take the view that they had a generalized agreement of this kind of thing in the past and since it is a safeguarded facility, it is grandfathered to permit it. We don't agree with that.
- India got nuclear material and technology for its nuclear weapons programme from US: CNN , June 21 (APP): The US Department of Commerce approved more than $151 million worth of "dual use" technology for export to India last year, including material and technology that can be used in nuclear weapons programmes.
- INDIA / SANCTIONS REACT Voice of America 19 June 1998 -- INDIAN OFFICIALS SAY U-S SANCTIONS IMPOSED FOR LAST MONTH'S NUCLEAR TESTS ARE REGRETTABLE AND UNJUSTIFIED, BUT THEY WILL NOT HURT THE INDIAN ECONOMY.
- TRANSCRIPT: ADMINISTRATION DISCUSS SANCTIONS ON INDIA, PAKISTAN 19 June 1998 -- Senior Administration officials briefed reporters June 18 on the first steps the U.S. is taking to enforce sanctions against India and Pakistan because of their nuclear testing last month.
- Government of India Official Statement 18 June 1998 - We consider it regrettable that these impediments have been placed in the way of the growing economic cooperation between India and the US. Coercive measures such as these interfering with the free flow of trade, investment and technology are unjustified and counter-productive.
- Daily News June 18, 1998 US Congressman Frank Pallone says, he will soon introduce a legislation in the House of Representatives seeking easing of sanctions against India if New Delhi takes adequate steps towards non-proliferation.
- Indo-Russian deal on air defence system Dadan Upadhyay India Express, June 19 -- India and Russia have reached an agreement on the much-expected Russian sale of six 9K81 S-300V mobile air defence systems to India for deployment at front and army level.
- FACT SHEET: INDIA AND PAKISTAN SANCTIONS
18 June 1998
- TALBOTT, LIPTON BRIEF ON INDIA, PAKISTAN SANCTIONS LAW
By Rick Marshall USIA Staff Writer 18 June 1998
- PRIVATE EXPERTS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF INDIA-PAKISTAN SANCTIONS By Jacquelyn S. Porth USIA - 18 June 1998 -- Bruce Blair told the National Press Club Forum's Committee June 18 that the risk of regional war in South Asia through miscalculation or accidental launch is now greater because both India and Pakistan lack
reliable command-and-control structures and early warning systems.
- INDIA / NUKES Voice of America 18 June 1998 --
"JANE'S INTELLIGENCE REVIEW" SAYS INDIA HAS THE CAPABILITY OF PRODUCING A NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO RIVAL THAT OF FRANCE AND CHINA.
- INDIA PAKISTAN NUKES Voice of America 18 June 1998 -- FOUR ANALYSTS WHO STUDY NUCLEAR ISSUES SAY THE REPORT BY JANES' INTELLIGENCE REVIEW THAT INDIA COULD PRODUCE HUNDREDS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SEEMS THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE, BUT UNLIKELY.
- INDIA-PAKISTAN SANCTIONS Voice of America 18 June 1998 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS GIVEN DETAILS OF THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS BEING IMPOSED ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO THEIR NUCLEAR TESTING.
- Russia to deliver more warplanes to India
From Yuri Golotyuk Moscow, June 18 -- India received eight Su-30K planes, which are a modified version of Su-30 warplanes, on July 11, 1997. Right now, those Su-30K's are being flown by pilots serving with the Poona-based 24th squadron of India's Air Force. The contract's fulfillment was subsequently delayed.
- India not planning large arsenal: PM
By Sridhar Krishnaswami The Hindu, June 17 Although India "is'' a nuclear weapons State, it does not intend to build a large arsenal or create elaborate command and control systems like the other nuclear powers, according to the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.
- Indian government gives clearance to move forward and store Prithvi Missiles close to Pak-border ISLAMABAD, June 17 (APP)- The BJP Government has accorded political clearance for moving forward and storage of Prithvi Missiles at sites in a belt 20 KM to 30 KM from the border.
- DIRECT TALKS BETWEEN INDIA, PAKISTAN ESSENTIAL, INDERFURTH SAYS By Rick Marshall USIA 16 June 1998 -- The United States considers it essential that India and Pakistan begin direct talks on the issues that divide them, Karl
Inderfurth, assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, said at a special June 16 briefing at the State Department.
- JAPAN / INDIA ANTI-NUCLEAR Voice of America 16 June 1998 -- ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS FROM JAPAN HAVE URGED INDIANS AND PAKISTANIS TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST ANY FURTHER NUCLEAR TESTING.
- TRANSCRIPT: ALBRIGHT BRIEFS ON KOSOVO, SOUTH ASIA AFTER G-8 15 June 1998 -- In our discussion of South Asia we expressed unanimous support for the goals adopted by the P-5 in Geneva last week and confirmed by the Security Council. We agreed that India and Pakistan's tests diminished their security and damaged their prestige and did not gain for them the status of nuclear weapon states under the NPT.
- HOLUM: INDIAN, PAKISTANI NUCLEAR TESTS THREATEN GLOBAL SECURITY By Jacquelyn S. Porth USIA 15 June 1998 -- India and Pakistan have taken "a step across a boundary that has made them demonstrably less secure" in conducting recent
nuclear weapons tests, and have challenged the central principles of global security, a key U.S. arms control official says.
- INTERVIEW OF SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT
ON CNN's "LATE EDITION" WITH WOLF BLITZER June 14, 1998 " some people thought ... Cold War was
over, all those facts that everybody had learned about warheads and throw weights that they could kind of put behind them."
- INDIA / REACT Voice of America 14 June 1998 --
INDIAN NEWSPAPERS ARE URGING NEW DELHI AND ISLAMABAD TO HOLD EARLY PEACE TALKS.
- Nuclear Fear Helps Enforce the Calm in Kashmir By JOHN F. BURNS The New York Times June 14, 1998 -- Immediately after India conducted its nuclear tests in May, Indian leaders appeared to set out to raise temperatures over Kashmir, saying that India's acquisition of nuclear weapons had tilted the balance of power in India's favor. After its tests, the Pakistani government took its turn at heightening tensions. But both sides now seem to be turning away from confrontation.
- Making waves By Debora MacKenzie NEW SCIENTIST 13 June 1998 -- Although India said it exploded 60 kilotons in its first test, the seismic stations recorded only 25 kilotons. However, Roger Clark, a seismologist at the University of Leeds, found that when data from 125 stations--closer to the number required by the treaty--are taken into account, the estimate is nearer to 60.
- INDIA / G-EIGHT REACT Voice of America 13 June 1998 -- INDIA IS PLAYING DOWN THE IMPACT OF THE DECISION BY THE WORLD'S MAJOR INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS TO BAN MOST LOANS TO INDIA AND PAKISTAN AFTER THEY CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS (IN MAY).
- Daily News June 13, 1998 - The Finance Minister has said that the unilateral action of the G-8 industrial powers to block all future loans and aid will not affect India's economy in the short run.
- Statement by Official Spokesperson 13th June 1998 -- We have seen the "Communique" issued by the Foreign Ministers of the G-8 countries at their meeting held in London on June 12, 1998. It is unfortunate that the G-8 statement ignores the positive gestures made by the Government of India in recent weeks.
- Modernization of India's nuke, missile programme: Canadian Daily ISLAMABAD, June 12 (APP) :India's new federal budget, with a massive 68 per cent raise in spending on atomic energy and 62 per cent on space research, provides a rapid programme of modernization of its nuclear and missile development.
- INDIA / PAKISTAN TALKS Voice of America 12 June 1998 -- THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS INVITED PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY TO NEW DELHI ON JUNE 22ND FOR BILATERAL TALKS.
- G8 / PAK / INDIA NUKE Voice of America 12 June 1998 -- FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM THE SEVEN LARGEST INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS AND RUSSIA HAVE CALLED ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO REFRAIN FROM FURTHER NUCLEAR TESTS.
- REGIONAL REACTION TO NUCLEAR TESTS Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- THE NUCLEAR TESTS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE RAISED FEARS OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN THOSE TWO NATIONS. BUT WHAT ABOUT THEIR NEIGHBORS AND BEYOND?
- INDIA PAK NUKE Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- DEFENSE AND POLITICAL ANALYSTS ARE URGING INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO START TALKS IN ORDER TO CONTROL THE NUCLEAR RISKS CREATED BY THEIR RECENT NUCLEAR TESTS.
- CLINTON / INDIA-PAK Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS AGAIN UNDERSCORED THE DANGER OF A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE IN SOUTH ASIA ON THE EVE OF FRIDAY'S LONDON MEETING ON THE ISSUE BY FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE G-8 INDUSTRIAL POWERS AND RUSSIA.
- U-N / INDIA - PAKISTAN Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS IS CONSIDERING SENDING A SPECIAL ENVOY TO PAKISTAN AND INDIA TO HELP EASE TENSION BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRIES
- No buckling on CTBT: Jaswant Dharam Shourie The Pioneer - 11 June 1998 - Imda is ready to engage in a purposeful discussion on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) but New Delhi will not sign it under duress, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Jaswant Singh said on Wednesday.
- Daily News 11 June 1998 - The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee has said that the definition of nuclear weapon states should be updated in view of India's successfully conducting nuclear tests. In an interview to a Japanese Newspaper Takayaki Kasuga he described the sanctions imposed against India by some countries as totally uncalled for
- Official Spokespersons Statement - 10 June 1998 -
We have seen reports regarding a forthcoming meeting of Foreign Ministers of G-8 and other countries. Our reaction to the pronouncements in recent weeks of the UN Security Council, G-8 and P-5 countries makes it clear that India categorically rejects any suggestions for curtailing our nuclear weapon or missile development programmes.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF INDIA'S PLANNING COMMISSION 9 June 1998 Press Briefing -- India's decision to conduct nuclear tests was a step taken in response to five interrelated developments, said Jaswant Singh, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, at a press concerence held at Headquarters this morning. Those developments were the legitimization of nuclear weapons by declared nuclear Powers, a global nuclear paradigm from which India was excluded, trends towards disequilibrium in the balance of power in Asia, unchecked nuclear and missile proliferation in the region and the presence of nuclear weapons in neighbouring countries. Mr. Singh said India believed in non-proliferation and disarmament. The CTBT, however, was not a disarmament treaty and did not sufficiently address the principles of non-proliferation.
- US should welcome India, Pak into the Club By Ivan Eland
Times of India 09 June 1998 -- Although the United States and the other established nuclear powers are uncomfortable with nuclear proliferation, India and Pakistan both have a right to self-defense in a rough neighborhood.
- Daily News 09 June 1998 - Referring to the P-5 countries resolution calling to an end the nuclear or missile programme the Prime Minister said that India has already committed itself to a voluntary moratorium on further nuclear test. It has also made it clear that it is ready to participate in multilateral negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut - off Treaty in the Geneva disarmament conference.
- Don't isolate India BY CHARLES HAMILTON
Journal of Commerce, June 9, 1998 -- Despite all the finger pointing, the outcome of India's nuclear weapons program should not have come as a surprise.
- Exploding Myths By Pratap Bhanu Mehta The New Republic, June 8, 1998 -- To condemn India's decision without condemning the circumstances that led to it is to engage in the same politics of bad faith that has rendered American criticisms of India's actions less credible.
- India may sign NPT, CTBT if conditions met By M D Nalapat
Times of India 08 June 1998 New Delhi may drop its objections towards signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). As for the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, despite not signing it, India has fully abided by it, unlike China, which though being a signatory has transferred - and is still transferring - prohibited technology to Pakistan. However, India will reject the demand to sign both treaties "unconditionally.''
- Official Statement Government of India -- 08 June 1998 -- What has been put in place is a deeply flawed and discriminatory non-proliferation system which has legitimised the possession of nuclear weapons by a few countries and their presence in our neighbourhood. It is this adverse security environment that has compelled us to take the decision to carry out nuclear weapon tests.
- Daily News -- 08 June 1998 -- Mr.Vajpayee also said India
does not have an ambition to build a nuclear weapons arsenal, or get itself involved in
nuclear arms race. Mr.Vajpayee reiterated his call for an early resumption of official level talks with Pakistan, which would include the issues like Jammu and Kashmir and cross border support to terrorism. Mr.Vajpayee said, third party intervention on Kashmir is unacceptable to India.
- Prime Minister's Statement in Rajya Sabha regarding U.N.
Security Council Resolution -- 08 June 1998 -- We have made clear our readiness to
engage in multilateral negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty in the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. However, the call made in the Resolution that we should stop our nuclear programmes or missile programmes is unacceptable. UN Security Council has chosen to mention Kashmir in its Resolution. This is unacceptable.
- NUCLEAR TENSIONS ON THE SUBCONTINENT: CHALLENGES TO GLOBAL BALANCE OF POWER USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report June 8, 1998 -- The tensions on the Indian subcontinent following last month's series of underground nuclear tests by India and Pakistan continued to steal the editorial spotlight overseas last week and over the weekend. Editorialists turned their attention, in particular, to the meeting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in Geneva last Thursday, which, writers noted, produced a
"coherent communique" but--in their view--fell short of outlining a clear plan to resolve the conflict.
- TEXT: RICHARDSON STATEMENT ON UNSC INDIA-PAKISTAN CONDEMNATION 08 June 1998 -- US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says the United Nations Security Council had to condemn recent nuclear tests by India and Pakistan because "no other response by the international community is possible in the face of such acts."
- INDIA / U.N. REACT 07 June 1998 Voice of America --
INDIA HAS OBJECTED STRONGLY TO THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL'S RESOLUTION SATURDAY CONDEMNING THE NUCLEAR TESTS CONDUCTED BY BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN LAST MONTH.
- Daily News - 06 June 1998 -- The external affairs ministry regretted that a deeply flawed and discriminatory non proliferation system was introduced legitimising the possession of nuclear weapons by a few countries.
- U-N / SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR 06 June 1998 Voice of America -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SATURDAY DENOUNCED INDIA AND PAKISTAN FOR THEIR RECENT NUCLEAR TESTS AND CALLED FOR AN IMMEDIATE STOP TO THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS.
- GENEVA TALKS / INDIA REACT 05 June 1998 Voice of America -- INDIA HAS EXPRESSED ITS DISPLEASURE WITH THE WORLD'S ORIGINAL NUCLEAR POWERS MEETING IN GENEVA TO DISCUSS THE NUCLEAR CRISIS IN SOUTH ASIA.
- TEXT: UNSC RESOLUTION CONDEMNS INDIA-PAKISTAN NUCLEAR TESTS 06 June 1998 -- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) late Saturday, June 6 unanimously condemned the recent nuclear tests by India and Pakistan.
- Naval version of Trishul missile passes test - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- P-5 agree on dropping sanctionsThe Hindu, June 5, 1998 -- The five permanent U.N. Security Council members today tentatively agreed to avoid
threatening sanctions against India and Pakistan over nuclear testing, diplomats said.
- German ex-Minister blames P-5 for South Asian nukes - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- PM offers bilateral talks with Pakistan - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Daily News - 05 June 1998 -- The Prime Minister says, there is no question of India signing the comprehensive test ban treaty, CTBT, in its present form and reiterated New Delhi's desire for global talks on nuclear disarmament. The Prime Minister also informed the members that India is being pressurised to sign the CTBT unconditionally which New Delhi has not accepted. He said India is however willing to enter into negotiations on CTBT.
- JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON INDIAN AND PAKISTANI NUCLEAR TESTS BY FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS OF SECURITY COUNCIL - 05 June 1998 -- Press Release SC/6527 --
The Ministers agreed that their goal continues to be adherence by all countries, including India and Pakistan, to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as it stands, without any modification. Notwithstanding their recent nuclear tests, India and Pakistan do not have the status of nuclear weapons States in accordance with the NPT. The Five strongly believe that India and Pakistan should adhere to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty immediately and unconditionally, thereby facilitating its early entry into force. The Five also call upon India and Pakistan to participate in negotiations for a Fissile Material Cut-off Convention . The Five will seek firm commitments by India and Pakistan not to weaponize or deploy nuclear weapons or missiles.
- Japan for action on nuclear disarmament - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Kashmir under scrutiny, thanks to Govt - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- India not for confrontation, China told - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Russia for Kashmir solution under Simla agreement - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Late, but welcome - [June 4,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Plea against whipping up war hysteria - [June 4,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- China's objective - [June 4,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRAN OUTLINES INITIATIVE TO REDUCE TENSION IN SOUTH ASIA AFTER NUCLEAR TESTS BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN - 04 June 1998 --
Press Release DCF/338 (UN Information Service) -- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran, Kamal Kharrazi, this morning outlined an initiative to reduce tension following a series of nuclear tests by India and Pakistan last month, including a commitment to refrain from conducting any further nuclear tests for at least as long as the dialogue was under way, and a commitment to engage in immediate discussions with representatives of non-nuclear-weapon States and nuclear-weapon States which were parties to the NPT and CTBT on joining those treaties.
- GENEVA / NUCLEAR 04 June 1998 Voice of America --
INDIA AND PAKISTAN WERE URGED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO STEP BACK FROM THE BRINK OF A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE.
- INDIA / NUKE / KASHMIR Voice of America 04 June 1998 -- MANY INDIANS FEAR THE GENEVA TALKS COULD BRING INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION TO THE KASHMIR DISPUTE -- SOMETHING THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT OPPOSES.
- LETTER DATED 4 JUNE 1998 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTANTIVE OF INDIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL U.N. Document S/1998/464 -- Can the Security Council continue to ignore the overwhelming demand for
elimination of nuclear weapons, which has been repeatedly endorsed by the General Assembly? Will the Council henceforth engage itself in matters relating to nuclear disarmament? Is the
continued retention of nuclear weapons by the nuclear-weapon States not considered a proliferation risk that threatens international peace and security?
- Adverse fallout - [June 4,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- P-5, G-8 meet may press for Kashmir solution - [June 3,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright Press Remarks on India and Pakistan Washington, D.C., June 3, 1998 As released by the Office of the Spokesman
U.S. Department of State -- SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: We clearly, I think, are facing a uniquely serious and dangerous situation. We have a long-standing political conflict that now has the potential of nuclear weapons on either side.
- INDIA / SANCTIONS Voice of America 03 June 1998 --
INDIA IS INCREASING ITS DEFENSE BUDGET BY 14 PERCENT, AND MINIMIZING THE EFFECT OF SANCTIONS IMPOSED AFTER THE COUNTRY'S RECENT ROUND OF NUCLEAR TESTS.
- INDIA NUKE Voice of America 03 June 1998 --
INDIA REJECTED A JAPANESE PROPOSAL FOR THIRD-PARTY TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE DISPUTED KASHMIR REGION. IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER CALLED WEDNESDAY FOR THE CREATION OF A NUCLEAR FREE-ZONE IN SOUTH ASIA.
- INDO PAK RELATIONS Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- TENSION CONTINUES TO MOUNT BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN AFTER LAST MONTH'S NUCLEAR TESTS BY THE TWO SOUTH ASIAN NEIGHBORS. INDIA'S FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY, J-N DIXIT, BLAMES THE
TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO ON WHAT HE CALLS PAKISTAN'S IDENTITY CRISIS.
- Diplomatic efforts on to explain security concerns - [June 3,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- NUCLEAR THREAT IN SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- THE U-S CONGRESS IS IN AN ANXIOUS MOOD FOLLOWING THE NUCLEAR TESTS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND SOME MEMBERS HAVE WARNED OF WARFARE BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS.
- SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATES INDIAN PAKISTAN TESTS Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- AROUND THE WORLD, IN THE MAJOR AND LESSER DAILY PAPERS,
THERE IS NO BIGGER TOPIC, NOT EVEN THE WORLD CUP, THAN THE NUCLEAR BOMB TESTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, AND ITS POLITICAL FALLOUT.
- SENATE - SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS CALLING ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO STEP BACK FROM THEIR RIVALRY IN NUCLEAR TESTING AND WEAPONS-BUILDING.
- INDIA - DEFENSE / SANCTIONS Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- INDIA'S FINANCE MINISTER HAS STRONGLY DEFENDED A 14-PERCENT INCREASE IN DEFENSE SPENDING UNVEILED EARLIER THIS WEEK.
- TEXT: OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONDEMNS SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR TESTS June 3, 1998 -- Following is the text of the Organization of American States (OAS) press release on the General Assembly's June 3 resolution condemning the nuclear tests carried out recently by India and Pakistan.
- CLINTON / INDIA-PAK Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS URGING THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO HELP END THE SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR ARMS RACE.
- In case of India-Pak N-war, US will not 'intervene' - [June 2,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- G-8 mustn't meddle in Indo-Pak affairs: Gujral - [June 2,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Were the tests necessary? - [June 2,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Patel flays N-tests by India, Pakistan - [June 2,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Statement by Ambassador Savitri Kunadi,
Permanent Representative of India Plenary meeting of the Conference on Disarmament, June 2, 1998 -- lndia's commitment to the moratorium was reiterated by Prime Minister in his statement to the Indian Parliament on 29 May, a day after the Pakistani test, The Prime Minister of India also reiterated on engaging in negotiations on FMCT, undertaking strigept export controls on nuclear and missile related technologies as well as those relating to other weapons of mass destruction and. "no-first-use" agreement with Pakistan
- INDIA BUDGET Voice of America 01 June 1998 --
INDIA'S HINDU-NATIONALIST LED GOVERNMENT HAS ISSUED ITS NEW BUDGET FOR THE NEXT 12-MONTHS.
SPENDING ON INDIA'S SPACE PROGRAM WHICH DEVELOPS THE COUNTRY'S MISSILES WILL BE INCREASED BY
62-PERCENT AND SPENDING ON DEFENSE WILL GO UP BY AT LEAST 14-PERCENT WITH FURTHER INCREASES POSSIBLE.
- Pak's sixth test triggers anger and frustration - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Defusing tensions - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- Last week in Parliament: Govt rapped over post-test diplomacy - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
- India seeks talks on N-arms convention - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
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