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Iran 'two years' from Nodong
Jane's Defence Weekly Vol 27 No 17 30 April 1997
Israeli intelligence believes that Iran has received computer software
related to the Nodong missile from North Korea. They estimate that Tehran
could produce the missile within two years, but Russian assistance could 
further speed development.

India set for submarine drive
Jane's Defence Weekly Vol 27 No 17 30 April 1997
The Indian government has issued a letter of intent to Bombay's Mazagon docks 
for the construction of two submarines by 2003-2005. Negotiations are also in 
progress with Moscow for the acquisition of two Type 636 'Kilo' class vessels.

Iran buys Chinese chemicals
Jane's Defence Weekly Vol 27 No 17 30 April 1997
China is reported to have sold Iran around two tonnes of a chemical agent
used for NBC decontamination earlier this year. The shipment of 
calcium-hypochlorate will be used to improve Tehran's chemical weapon defences
following Iraqi chemical attacks during their 1980-1988 war.