News



DATE=5/28/98
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-232937
TITLE=PAK NUKE / INDIA REACT (L-O'NITER)
BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE
DATELINE=NEW DELHI
CONTENT=
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INTRO: INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE, SAYS 
PAKISTAN'S DETONATION OF NUCLEAR DEVICES JUSTIFIES INDIA'S 
DECISION TWO WEEKS AGO TEST FIVE NUCLEAR DEVICES OF ITS OWN.  
VOA'S JIM TEEPLE REPORTS THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ALSO SAYS THE 
PAKISTANI TEST COULD LEAD HIM TO RETHINK INDIA'S DECISION TO 
PLACE A MORATORIUM ON ALL FURTHER TESTS. 

TEXT:  PRIME MINISTER ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE SAID THE PAKISTANI 
TESTS VINDICATED HIS NUCLEAR POLICY AND THAT INDIA WAS READY TO 
MEET ANY CHALLENGE. 

NEWS OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PAKISTAN HAD SET OFF NUCLEAR TESTS 
CAME JUST AS MR. VAJPAYEE WAS DEFENDING HIS DECISION BEFORE 
PARLIAMENT TO DETONATE FIVE NUCLEA