November 1998 India
Special Weapons News
- TEXT: JOINT STATEMENT ON INDO-U.S. TALKS IN ROME NOV. 19-20 USIA 20 November 1998 -- State Department Spokesman James Rubin said U.S. and Indian officials that participated in the recent bilateral talks in Rome both viewed their discussions as "constructive."
- TEXT: RUBIN STATEMENT ON INDIA-US BILATERAL TALKS IN ROME USIA 20 November 1998 -- Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and Jaswant Singh, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, held a seventh round of bilateral talks in Rome November 19 and 20.
- INDIA / REACTION Voice of America 15 November 1998 -- INDIA HAS REACTED SHARPLY TO THE UNITED STATES' MOVE TO BAR MORE THAN 200 INDIAN COMPANIES FROM CONDUCTING TRADE AND BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH THE U-S FIRMS.
- TEXT: COMMERCE DEPT. ON INDIA, PAKISTAN EXPORT BANS -- 13 November 1998 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has published a list of 40 Indian and 46 Pakistani entities to which U.S. companies are essentially banned from exporting anything.
- TALBOTT WORLDNET "DIALOGUE" ON SOUTH ASIA 13 November 1998 -- The United States is committed to the goal of eventually eliminating nuclear weapons. "And that is not just pie in the sky. That is not just lip service," says Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State.
- TALBOTT ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA
Voice of America 13 November 1998 -- UNITED STATES' DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT DENIED THAT CTBT MAY BE FOLLOWED BY SUBSEQUENT DEMANDS FOR OTHER NON-PROLIFERATION MEASURES THAT MIGHT UNDERMINE PAKISTAN'S NATIONAL SECURITY. " WE HAVEN'T SAID THAT INDIAN AND PAKISTAN MUST AGREE NOT TO TEST BALLISTIC MISSILES, EVEN THOUGH WE THINK THAT A BAN ON THE TESTING OF BALLISTIC MISSILES WOULD ACTUALLY BE A POSITIVE STEP."
- PAK/INDIA TALKS Voice of America 13 November 1998 -- INDIA AND PAKISTAN FRIDAY CONCLUDED SIX DAYS OF TALKS. THE DIALOGUE PRODUCED NO PROGRESS IN KEY AREAS BUT IS SEEN AS A WAY TO LOWER TENSIONS BETWEEN THE HISTORICAL RIVALS.
- TALBOTT GIVES "PROGRESS REPORT" ON U.S. DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA By Peter Sawchyn USIA 12 November 1998
-- India and Pakistan should reconsider the costs of developing nuclear weapons before engaging in an arms race that is likely to increase tension in South Asia, and challenge the "viability of the global nonproliferation regime," says Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.
- U.S. DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA - A PROGRESS REPORT Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State -- The Brookings Institution, November 12, 1998 -- The essence of the case we are making to
them is that there are ways to enhance their security without testing
nuclear weapons or deploying missiles, and that they will assuredly
undermine their security unless they move quickly and boldly to bring
under control the action-reaction cycle between them.
- TALBOTT/SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 12 November 1998 -- U-S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT SAYS HIS SIX MONTHS OF DIPLOMACY HAVE HAD THREE GOALS; TO PREVENT AN ESCALATION OF NUCLEAR COMPETITION IN THE REGION, TO STRENGTHEN GLOBAL NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND TO PROMOTE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDIA AND
- INDIA / U-S Voice of America 10 November 1998 --
INDIAN AND U-S EXPERTS HAVE CONCLUDED ONE-AND-A-HALF DAYS OF TALKS IN NEW DELHI ON EXPORT CONTROL PROGRAMS TO LIMIT NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION.
- U-S/INDIA-PAK Voice of America 09 November 1998 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS CALLING ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO TAKE FURTHER STEPS TO EASE THE DANGER OF A SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR ARMS RACE, AFTER IT LIFTED MOST OF THE SANCTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST THE TWO COUNTRIES BECAUSE OF THEIR NUCLEAR TESTS LAST MAY.
- INDIA / U-S Voice of America 09 November 1998 -- INDIAN AND U-S EXPERTS HAVE OPENED TALKS IN NEW DELHI ON EXPORT-CONTROL PROGRAMS TO LIMIT NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION.
- White House Briefing November 9, 1998 -- Q Saturday the President issued a statement easing sanctions against India and Pakistan. But it seems like this is benefiting only Pakistan.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , NOVEMBER 9, 1998 -- In two of the four categories - that is, India and Pakistan declaring a moratorium on further testing and publicly committing to move towards adherence to the CTBT by September 1999 - both have agreed also to expand controls on sensitive materials and technology and strengthen their export control regimes. In addition, they will participate in fissile material cut-off negotiations, and finally, the discussion of Kashmir in the Indo-Pakistani dialogue. There are other things that we've specified where they still fall significantly short of our objectives.
- EASING OF SANCTIONS ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY November 7, 1998 - President Clinton has decided to ease sanctions against India and Pakistan in response to positive steps both countries have taken to address our nonproliferation concerns following their nuclear tests in May.
- INDIA/SANCTIONS REACT Voice of America 07 November 1998 -- INDIAN REACTION TO THE UNITED STATES DECISION TO PARTIALLY
LIFT ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST INDIA AND PAKISTAN IS LOW-KEY.
- INDIA/PAK SANCTIONS Voice of America 06 November 1998 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS DECIDED TO LIFT SOME SANCTIONS ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN, IMPOSED IN RESPONSE TO NUCLEAR TESTS CARRIED OUT BY BOTH COUNTRIES EARLIER THIS YEAR.
- Update on the yield of May 11-13, 1998 Nuclear Detonations at Pokhran, BARC News Letter , No. 178, November 1998 -- The revised estimate gave an average combined yield of 58 ± 5 kt after taking into account the geology of Pokhran test site.
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