Special Weapons News
- YEARENDER- INDIA - PAKISTAN Voice of America 17 December 1999 -- 1999 was a year of turmoil in South Asia. After a promising beginning, relations between South
Asia's two biggest countries, India and Pakistan deteriorated to their lowest point in years.
- Commerce Department Will Remove 51 Indian Entities from Sanctions List Bureau of Export Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce - December 16, 1999 -- The Commerce Department will remove 51 Indian entities from the list of entities originally sanctioned in 1998 in response to the detonations of nuclear explosive devices by India and Pakistan
- Entities to be Removed from Entity List as of December 15, 1999 Bureau of Export Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce
- YEARENDER: KASHMIR Voice of America 15 December 1999 --
1999 was an especially-painful year for those who call the Kashmir Valley home. They saw their beautiful valley once again become the focus of conflict between India and Pakistan.
- YEARENDER: INDIAN POLITICS Voice of America 15 December 1999 -- Atal Behari Vajpayee -- India's 75-year-old Prime Minister began the year as the head of a weak coalition government but later won national elections, becoming the first Indian prime minister since 1971 to win a second consecutive term in office.
- Remarks on Iraq, Pakistan and India Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Foreign Policy Forum, George Washington University, December 6, 1999 -- The nuclear program raises the chances of a mistake of the use of such weapons--either in conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir or by accident or miscalculation. U.S. officials have been very frank in explaining to both governments how very important--and incredibly expensive--nuclear safety and surety are.
- INDIA SPACE LAUNCH Voice of America 24 November 1999 -- Next month, Indian scientists will test-fire a cryogenic engine that will help the nation launch its own satellites into space.
- Joint Press Statement on the Conclusion of Indo-U.S. Bilateral Talks London, November 16-17, 1999 The Indo-U.S. bilateral talks were held in London on November 16th and 17th, 1999. They discussed issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation and focused, in particular, on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), control over exports of sensitive products and technologies and issues related to defense posture.
- INDIA RUSSIA DEFENSE Voice of America 06 November 1999 -- India and Russia have signed a wide-ranging defense cooperation agreement -- pledging to jointly
manufacture combat jets and submarines. The pact also calls for Russia to sell an aircraft carrier to India as well as early warning airborne systems and strategic bombers.
- India to purchase latest T-90s from Russia APP 05 November 1999 -- India will soon purchase around 300 T-90 tanks from Russia for around Rs 10.50 crores each, for deployment in offensive formations in Rajasthan and Punjab by next year. T-90 tank will swiftly" kill" Arjun, the main battle tank developed locally after 25 years.
- Presidential Determination No. 2000-04 October 27, 1999 - I hereby waive the sanctions contained in sections 101 and 102 of the Arms Export Control Act.
- RICHARDSON/INDIA Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- Energy Secretary Bill Richardson has wrapped up a one-day visit to India by calling for the new government to end production of nuclear fissile material.
- INDIA / GOVERNMENT Voice of America 25 October 1999 -- India's Hindu nationalist-led coalition government promises bold economic reforms, and says it wants to modernize the country's defense after the recent military conflict in Kashmir.
- INDIA/BOFORS SCANDAL Voice of America 22 October 1999 -- Indian investigators have filed the first criminal charges in a corruption-and-bribery scandal involving an arms purchase deal that shook India's political establishment more than a decade ago.
- Text: Richardson's India Trip To Explore Greater Cooperation USIA 22 October 1999 -- The United States believes that it "would be in India's national security interests" to take certain specific steps. These include: adherence to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, constructive engagement on the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, participating in a multilateral moratorium on fissile material production for weapons, pending conclusion of a Cut-Off treaty, restraint in missile development including non-deployment, and strengthened controls over the export of nuclear material."
- Address to the Nation by Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 October 1999 -- One of our immediate tasks will be to firmly put down terrorism, which has come to cast its cruel shadow on innocent people. Our message is loud and clear: The life of every India citizen under our dispensation is precious. In our fight against terrorism, we will be guided by the principle of 'Zero Tolerance'.
- Statement by H.E. Ms. Savitri Kunadi, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva at the General Debate in the First Committee - October 15, 1999 -- The failure of the international community to effectively address the threat posed by nuclear weapons over the past fifty years makes it all the more necessary that we redouble our efforts for their elimination in the coming years.
- INDIA TO FOLLOW CLOSED-FUEL CYCLE NUCLEAR POLICY
Press Information Bureau 15 October 1999 -- India has chosen to follow a closed-fuel cycle policy to ensure long term energy security. This calls for the setting up of reprocessing plants and breeder reactors. Our Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) at Kalpakkam, over a decade old has achieved all technological objectives. The indigenous design and development of the 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is progressing as per schedule and the construction is expected to begin sometime in 2001.
- DEFENCE STRATEGY MUST LOOK BEYOND PRESENT THREAT : PANT Press Information Bureau 13 October 1999 -- Pointing out that some major powers were trying to confine India in a narrow sub-continental power equation with Pakistan, he said because of its size and location, India's security concerns and interests extend to regions far beyond its immediate neighbourhood.
- VAJPAYEE SWEARING-IN Voice of America 13 October 1999 -- India's Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee
says he is concerned about the military coup in
Pakistan, but he is committed to friendly relations with India's neighbor.
- INDIA / CONGRESS Voice of America 12 October 1999 -- In the recent national elections, the Congress Party lost to the Hindu-
nationalist coalition in the party's worst defeat ever.
- May 13 Indian N-tests may have `failed': NYT Associated Press of Pakistan 11 October 1999 -- While the three nuclear blasts at Pokhran on May 11 were registered by seismometers, not even faint rumbles or blips were detected on May 13. The growing perception in Washington, if these reports are to be believed, were India may have ``faked'' the 4th and 5th test. On May 11, an explosion of the magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale was recorded; on May 13, it was blank with no signals being recorded.
- INDIA / PRIME MINISTER Voice of America 11 October 1999 -- India's Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee,
was named Prime Minister on Monday following his
coalition's victory in parliamentary elections.
- INDIAN ELECTIONS / FRIDAY Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee began the process of forming his new government Friday. Mr. Vajpayee's Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies won nearly 300 seats in India's 545-seat parliament -- soundly defeating the once-dominant Congress Party, which won just over 130 seats. Mr. Vajpayee and his allies say they have enough of a majority to serve a full five-year term in office.
- INDIA VOTE COUNT THURSDAY Voice of America 07 October 1999 --Results show Mr. Vajpayee's National Democratic Alliance -- led by his Bharatiya Janata Party -- has passed the majority mark of 272 seats in India's lower house. It will add more seats as the count continues. The opposition Congress Party, led by Italian-born Sonia Gandhi, has suffered a major electoral defeat.
- INDIA VOTE RESULTS Voice of America 06 October 1999 -- In India, the results from the country's
month-long election show the ruling Bharatiya Janata
Party has swept parliamentary elections in Greater New Delhi.
- INDIA VOTE COUNT Voice of America 6 October 1999 -- India's Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee
has won re-election to parliament and his 22-party
ruling coalition has taken an early lead in vote
counting from India's mammoth month-long election.
- INDIA ELECTION REACT Voice of America 4 October 1999 -- : Exit polls in India indicate Prime Minister
Atal Behari Vajpayee and his multi-party alliance will
likely form the next government.
- INDIA ELECTION-MONDAY Voice of America 04 October 1999 -- Exit polls in India, following a month-long
election, indicate the ruling Hindu nationalist-led
coalition government will be able to form a new government.
- INDIA ELECTION Voice of America 03 October 1999 -- After five weeks of staggered voting in India, exit polls show the ruling Hindu Nationalist coalition being returned to power with a slim majority. The polls conducted at each stage of the five-phase voting process were released late Sunday by India's state television network, at the end of regular voting.
- India Test-Launches New Missile Washington Post October 1, 1999 - India test-launched its most sophisticated surface-to-air missile. The Akash missile can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads.
- THE COSTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN SOUTH ASIA By Peter R. Lavoy USIA - U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda, September 1999 - With continued fighting in Kashmir, "the risk of another India-Pakistan conventional war seems higher than ever before.
- INDIA ELECTION Voice of America 27 September 1999 -- The electoral battleground in India's staggered
general election is moving to the east of the country,
where several states will vote in the final round of
polling later this week (October 3rd).
- U-N - INDIA - PAKISTAN Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- India and Pakistan are calling for a resumption of peace talks between their two governments but continue to blame each other for existing tensions.
- INDIA / SEPARATIST Voice of America 23 September 1999 -- In India, the leader of a Kashmiri separatist
party says the government of India (on Thursday)
denied him permission to go to New York to attend the
United Nations General Assembly session.
- INDIA/ELECTION VIOLENCE/BIHAR Voice of America 19 September 1999 -- Authorities in India are deploying extra
security in the eastern state of Bihar, which was
swept by a wave of election day violence last week.
There are fears of more violence as India
prepares for the last two rounds of its staggered election.
- INDIA/ELECTION Voice of America 18 September 1999 -- In India, at least 32 people, including 20
policemen, have been killed in election-related
violence as voters cast ballots in the third phase of
the country's staggered election for a new parliament.
- PAK / INDIA Voice of America 14 September 1999 --
Pakistan has put off releasing two Indian prisoners at the last moment after India objected to journalists being present at their handover to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- INDIA/ELECTIONS Voice of America 11 September 1999 --
India has held the second round of voting in elections for a new parliament. Security was tight for the Saturday balloting -- epecially in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state.
- KASHMIR SITUATION Voice of America 08 September 1999 --
Anger, frustration and violence are escalating in India's Jammu and Kashmir state. Demonstrators opposed to Indian elections and Indian rule make almost daily appearances in the narrow streets of Kashmir's ancient capital, Srinigar.
- Quantification of Indian Nuclear Deployment Foreign Secretary's Statement on "India's Nuclear Doctrine: Implications for Regional and Global Peace and Security" at The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad 7-September 1999
- India's Conventional Arms Buildup Foreign Secretary's Statement on "India's Nuclear Doctrine: Implications for Regional and Global Peace and Security" at The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad 7-September 1999
- KASHMIR REFUGEES Voice of America 07 September 1999 --
For eleven weeks, the Indian army and the guerrilla infiltrators fought fierce battles along the mountain ridges of Kashmir. Now more than a month after the conflict ended many who fled their
homes have yet to return and some say they will not go back anytime soon.
- INDIA ELECTION Voice of America 05 September 1999 --
Authorities say five-people were killed and dozens injured in
incidents of scattered violence across the country. There
will be four-more days of voting during the next
month, so one-million police and soldiers can provide
adequate election security.
- KASHMIR VIOLENCE Voice of America 05 September 1999 -- Indian Army and paramilitary forces have
stormed a government hostel in Kashmir to rescue five
of six security personnel taken hostage by Islamic militant guerrillas.
- INDIA ELECTION Voice of America 04 September 1999 --
India -- the world's largest democracy -- is
set to go to the polls for the third time in three
years. Staggered elections, which begin on Sunday,
will continue for five weeks.
- KASHMIR / VIOLENCE Voice of America 01 September 1999 -- At least 17 people have been killed in the
past 24-hours in India's troubled province of Jammu
and Kashmir in clashes between Indian security forces
and militant separatists.
- INDIA - ELECTIONS Voice of America 27 August 1999 -- The leader of India's main opposition Congress
Party, Italian-born Sonia Gandhi has launched her
campaign from the election district of Bellary in
southern India, from where she is contesting the
upcoming general elections.
- INDIA / POLITICS Voice of America 26 August 1999 -- In India, the two main political parties
contending in upcoming general elections are making
the recent Islamic insurgency in Kashmir a key
campaign issue. The coalition led by Hindu nationalists is
expected by some analysts to make major gains in the
elections, because of its handling of the Kashmir crisis.
- ON THE LINE: THE INDIA-PAKISTAN DISPUTE Voice of America 24 August 1999 --
Fighting in Kashmir between Indian troops and
Muslim militants has ended, and the danger of a
full-scale conflict between India and Pakistan has receded.
- INDIA- POLITICS Voice of America 23 August 1999 -- Trailing in the polls leading up to national
elections, Sonia Gandhi the leader of India's Congress
Party has turned to her son, to help her win votes.
- ON THE LINE: THE INDIA-PAKISTAN CRISIS Voice of America 20 August 1999 -- On the Line - a discussion of United
States policy and contemporary issues. This week, "The India-Pakistan Crisis."
- ON THE LINE: THE INDIA-PAKISTAN CRISIS Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- a discussion of United
States policy and contemporary issues. This week, "The India-Pakistan Crisis."
- PAKISTAN / INDIA NUCLEAR Voice of America 19 August 1999 -- Pakistan has accused India of planning to
escalate the nuclear and conventional arms race in
South Asia to a higher and more dangerous level. Pakistan's ambassador told
the U-N disarmament conference that his country would
respond to any threats from India.
- INDIA-POPULATION Voice of America 18 August 1999 -- United Nations demographers say India's
population crossed the one-billion mark mid August, India's
census officials say the billion mark will not be
reached until a few months later in the new millenium.
- Vajpayee says decision on signing of CTBT after elections Pakistan Foreign Ministry News 18 August 1999 -- "After elections, a final decision will be taken in this regard," Vajpayee said. Vajpayee had originally indicated he would sign the CTBT before September, but that was before the coalition government, led by his Hindu nationalist BJP party, collapsed in April, ncessitating mid-term elections.
- Israel agreed to speed up shipments of arms and military equipment to India during the recent incidents in Kashmir Pakistan Foreign Ministry News 17 August 1999 -- The Indian government asked to accelerate the arms orders, which were submitted before the recent developments. The Israeli defense establishment decided to respond favorably to India's request, and India expressed its appreciation for Israel's help.
- Opening Remarks by National Security Adviser Mr. Brajesh Mishra at the Release of Draft Indian Nuclear Doctrine - August 17, 1999 - Minimum but credible deterrence is the watchword of our nuclear doctrine.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 17 August 1999 -- INDIA Draft Doctrine on Nuclear Deterrence / We would want to see India develop an export control system that deals effectively with sensitive technologies and material; a multilateral moratorium on production of fissile material, pending negotiation of a treaty banning the production of such material; and we also, obviously, would want to see them have direct talks with Pakistan on the underlying issues. We don't think it's in the national interest of these two countries to develop a nuclear weapon capability; to develop an elaborate deterrent and then to encourage an arms race by both India and Pakistan.
- U-S / INDIA Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- The United States says it will continue to
push India to renounce nuclear weapons and is seeking
clarifications of the nuclear weapons policy released
by the Indian government.
- INDIA NUCLEAR L-ONLY Voice of America 17 August 1999 -- India says it will only use nuclear weapons in
retaliation after a first strike. India announced (Tuesday) a draft
doctrine spelling out nuclear policy.
- INDIA ELECTION L-ONLY Voice of America 16 August 1999 -- India's prime minister, who goes
into upcoming national elections well ahead of his
rivals, has ruled out a quick decision about whether
to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
- INDIA/PAKISTAN Voice of America 14 August 1999 -- India has offered to release eight Pakistani
prisoners of war captured during the recent fighting
in Kashmir. The offer comes as tensions have increased between the
two countries following two air clashes, earlier this week.
- INDIA PAKISTAN DISPUTE Voice of America 13 August 1999 --
Tensions remain high along the India-Pakistan
border, with forces from both countries on high alert
following two days of air clashes, earlier this week.
- INDIA PAKISTAN DISPUTE Voice of America 12 August 1999 -- Indian and Pakistani forces are on high alert
Thursday, after Pakistan's firing of surface-to-air
missiles at three Indian military helicopters and
their jet fighter escorts, Wednesday. This followed
Pakistan's downing of an Indian plane Tuesday, killing
- INDIA PAKISTAN PLANE Voice of America 11 August 1999 --
In the aftermath of India's air attack on a
Pakistani patrol plane, Pakistan fired a missile at
two Indian helicopters today (Wednesday). Reporters
were aboard the Indian aircraft, flying near the site
where the Pakistani plane went down (Tuesday). Indian troops are
on high alert as the latest incident reignites
tensions between the two countries.
- CLINTON-INDIA-PAKISTAN VOICE OF
AMERICA 11 August 1999 --
The White House says planning continues for
President Clinton to take a trip to South Asia early
next year despite this week's flare-up of tensions
between India and Pakistan.
- U-N - INDIA - PAKISTAN TENSION Voice of America 11 August 1999 --
The United Nations is (Wednesday) urging the
governments of India and Pakistan to remain calm amid
signs of escalating military tension between the two
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1999 -- The two countries did sign an agreement in April 1991 to avoid such incidents, including the following provisions. The agreement forbids aircraft from flights within ten kilometers of the border without pre-notification, advance notification of such flights. In the event a violation occurs, it is to be promptly investigated and the headquarters of the other air force is informed without delay through diplomatic channels. In emergency situations, designated authorities are to contact each other immediately and can use the telephone line established between the army headquarters of the two countries.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1999 -- We have seen a number of reports that a Pakistani naval reconnaissance aircraft flew over Indian territory near the Arabian Sea and was shot down. We believe that the commitments made by Prime Minister Sharif have been met with respect to the Kargil situation. We do not believe that the Kashmir situation in general has been resolved. The idea that the United States or anybody would be guaranteed and confident that it would know where any aircraft is at any given time is not borne out by the technical capabilities that exist in this world.
- U-N-INDIA-PAKISTAN Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging
India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, following
India's downing of a Pakistani plane earlier today
- U-S / PAK / INDIA Voice of America 10 August 1999 -- The United States is urging India and Pakistan
to exercise restraint as tensions flair over India's
downing of a Pakistani military plane.
- Q & A with Jaswant Singh, Indian Foreign Minister By Michael Richardson International Herald Tribune July 26, 1999 -- The nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan faced their worst crisis in 30 years this summer when armed intruders crossed from Pakistan's section of the disputed territory of Kashmir. What took place was the movement of Pakistan regular troops, not just to infiltrate, but to occupy and hold territory. I would say that a total of between 1,500 and 1,800 men were involved.
- INDIA - PAKISTAN - KASHMIR Voice of America 26 July 1999 -- while the fighting in Kashmir has ended, tensions remain high
along the Line of Control, which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
- INDIA - KASHMIR Voice of America 25 July 1999 -- The Indian Government has ordered an
investigation into how Islamic fighters moved
undetected into Indian Kashmir and captured high
mountain peaks earlier this year.
- INDIA / KASHMIR Voice of America 21 July 1999 -- MILITARY COMMANDERS IN NEW DELHI SAY THAT ALTHOUGH SOME
ISLAMIC FIGHTERS STILL REMAIN IN INDIAN TERRITORY, INDIAN TROOPS
HAVE WON A DIFFICULT VICTORY IN KASHMIR.
- Kargil and Beyond
Speech by Shri Jaswant Singh, Minister of External Affairs at the India International Centre, New Delhi - July 20, 1999 -- Kargil was a military aggression by Pakistan, with Pak army regulars. The Kargil aggression is not an extension of the problem of externally aided and abetted cross border terrorism that we have combated uptill now. It is an overspill of the ‘Afghanistan’ disorder syndrome’. That is also why it had to be defeated.
- External Affairs Minister Shri Jaswant Singh's Interview with Tim Sebastian in HARD TALK
Telecast on BBC July 19, 1999 -- Pakistan had entered upon military misadventure that was potched up and the Indian army drew them out of Kargil sector and thereafter when defeat was imminent and the problem was likely to intensify for Pakistan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan rushed to Washington.
- INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 17 July 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ITS TROOPS WILL MAINTAIN A YEAR-ROUND PRESENCE
ON THE KASHMIR MOUNTAINS WHICH HAD BEEN CAPTURED BY ISLAMIC FIGHTERS.
- INDIA/PAKISTAN Voice of America 16 July 1999 -- INDIA HAD SET A FRIDAY DEADLINE FOR THE WITHDRAWAL, BUT LATER EXTENDED THIS TO ENABLE
THE LAST FIGHTERS TO LEAVE.
- INDIA/FIGHTING Voice of America 15 July 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ITS TROOPS HAVE REACHED THE KASHMIR BORDER IN THREE OF FOUR SECTORS WHERE ISLAMIC FIGHTERS HAD SEIZED MOUNTAIN RIDGES.
- INDIA / KASHMIR Voice of America 14 July 1999 -- INDIAN COMMANDOES HAVE RESCUED CIVILIAN HOSTAGES TAKEN BY MUSLIM SEPARATIST MILITANTS AT A PARAMILITARY CAMP IN KASHMIR.
- INDIA/FIGHTING Voice of America 13 July 1999 --
INDIA SAYS IT WILL ONLY CONSIDER RESUMING A DIALOGUE WITH PAKISTAN ONCE ISLAMIC FIGHTERS LEAVE ITS TERRITORY.
- US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 13 July 1999 -- INDIA/PAKISTAN U.S. welcomes reduction in fighting following signing of agreement. U.S. urges resumption of dialogue under the Lahore Process.
- New Delhi regarding Pakistan Prime Minister's call for dialogue July 13, 1999 -- how Pakistan's armed intrusion and aggression in the Kargil sector was a betrayal of trust. It also revealed abiding hostility.
- New Delhi on the success of Kargil Operations July 12, 1999 -- Operation Vijay has been a resounding success. Pakistani forces have been defeated on the ground and status quo ante on the Line of Control in the Kargil sector is being restored.
- INDIA / FIGHTING Voice of America 12 July 1999 -- FIGHTING IN KASHMIR BETWEEN INDIAN FORCES AND ISLAMIC FIGHTERS IS WINDING DOWN AS MUSLIM MILITANTS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM THE HIMALAYAN REGION.
- INDIA/FIGHTING Voice of America 11 July 1999 --
INDIA SAYS IT EXPECTS AN EARLY END TO ITS MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN KASHMIR AS TOP MILITARY COMMANDERS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN HELD A MEETING (SUNDAY) NEAR THE KASHMIR BORDER.
- Prime Minister's Address to the Three Service Chiefs and Army Commanders July 10, 1999 -- The enemy’s intrusion and aggression in Kargil has now been decisively turned back.
- INDIA / PAKISTAN FIGHTING Voice of America 10 July 1999 -- INDIAN MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE NEARLY CLEARED ALL SECTORS OF INDIAN KASHMIR AND THE ARMY IS NOW CONSOLIDATING POSITIONS IT GAINED IN THE PAST 48 HOURS.
- INDIA / PAKISTAN Voice of America 10 July 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT HAS EVICTED MUSLIM FIGHTERS FROM ITS TERRITORY IN TWO OF THE FOUR SECTORS OF KASHMIR WHERE IT IS CONDUCTING A MILITARY OFFENSIVE AGAINST ISLAMIC FIGHTERS FROM KASHMIR.
- KASHMIR UPDATE Voice of America 09 July 1999 --
MILITARY COMMANDERS IN INDIA SAY THEY HAVE MADE MAJOR PROGRESS IN ALL SECTORS OF INDIAN KASHMIR.
- KASHMIR TENSIONS Voice of America 07 July 1999 -- INDIAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WILL KEEP FIGHTING UNTIL THE MOUNTAIN BATTLE ZONES IN KASHMIR ARE CLEARED OF WHAT THEY SAY IS A MIX OF PAKISTANI SOLDIERS AND ISLAMIC MILITANTS.
- Prime Minister's concluding remarks at the Chief Minister's conference July 07, 1999 -- The US President Mr. Bill Clinton and the Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif is a welcome development. I would, however, like to assure you that it does not create any scope for third-party mediation in the Kashmir issue.
- Prime Minister's speech at the Chief Minister's conference July 07, 1999 -- The current action in Kargil sector represents a qualitatively new move by Pakistan. This time, the numbers are higher, they intruded to hold territory rather than simply to infiltrate. This is also the first time that Pakistan is holding out a military challenge to try and alter the LOC.
- INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 06 July 1999 -- FIERCE FIGHTING CONTINUES IN INDIAN KASHMIR, AS INDIA SAYS THERE IS NO SIGN OF ISLAMIC FIGHTERS LEAVING ITS TERRITORY.
- New Delhi on the US-Pakistan Joint Statement issued in Washington July 05, 1999 -- One word about the Lahore process. It is direct and bilateral. In this process, there is no place whatsoever for any third party involvement. The same is true for any other aspect of India - Pakistan relations.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 05 July 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT WILL WATCH DEVELOPMENTS ON THE GROUND IN KASHMIR TO SEE IF WHAT IT CALLS -- PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS BEGIN TO LEAVE ITS TERRITORY FOLLOWING TALKS IN WASHINGTON
BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON AND PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF.
- INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 04 July 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT HAS RECAPTURED A STRATEGIC MOUNTAIN RANGE IN INDIAN KASHMIR. THE RECAPTURE OF "TIGER HILLS" CAME AFTER WHAT DEFENSE OFFICIALS DESCRIBE AS A LONG AND HARD BATTLE ON THE SUMMIT.
- INDO / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 03 July 1999 -- INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY, AS THEIR TROOPS GET CLOSER TO CAPTURING BUNKERS HELD BY WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS INSIDE INDIAN KASHMIR, FIGHTING IS INTENSIFYING.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 02 July 1999 -- INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEY HAVE CAPTURED A LARGE QUANTITY OF PAKISTANI ARMS AND AMMUNITION IN A BATTLE TO RETAKE "TIGER HILL," A STRATEGIC PEAK OVERLOOKING KASHMIR'S MAIN EAST-WEST HIGHWAY.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 01 July 1999 -- INDIAN ARMY TROOPS AND FIGHTER JETS LAUNCHED NEW ASSAULTS THURSDAY AGAINST POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY WHAT INDIA CALLS
INFILTRATORS FROM PAKISTAN.
- INDIA / MOUNTAIN FIGHTING Voice of America 30 June 1999 -- INDIA'S MILITARY OFFENSIVE IS TAKING PLACE ON SOME OF THE WORLD'S TALLEST MOUNTAINS. DESPITE INTENSE ARTILLERY SHELLING AND AIR STRIKES POUNDING POSITIONS OF AN ESTIMATED 1000 GUERRILLAS, THE OPERATION TO RECAPTURE THE MOUNTAINS IS SLOW. THE GUERRILLAS ARE ENTRENCHED IN STONE BUNKERS ON UNINHABITED, SNOWBOUND PEAKS.
- INDIA / KASHMIR Voice of America 29 June 1999 -- INDIAN DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY THEIR TROOPS STORMED GUERRILLA POSITIONS EARLY TUESDAY AND RECAPTURED POINT 4700, A
STRATEGIC HIMALAYAN PEAK KNOWN BY ITS HEIGHT IN METERS.
- INDO / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 26 June 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ITS MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN INDIAN KASHMIR TO EVICT ARMED INTRUDERS IS MAKING PROGRESS. THE MILITARY OFFENSIVE WAS LAUNCHED A MONTH AGO (ON MAY 26TH).
- INDO-PAK KASHMIR Voice of America 25 June 1999 -- DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE GIBSON LANPHER WILL BRIEF INDIAN OFFICIALS ABOUT TALKS HELD IN ISLAMABAD BETWEEN PAKISTANI LEADERS AND GENERAL ANTHONY ZINNI -- COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE U-S CENTRAL COMMAND.
- INDIA/KASHMIRVOICE OF AMERICA 24 June 1999 -- THE INDIAN ARMY INTENSIFIED ITS MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN KASHMIR THURSDAY WITH MORE AIR STRIKES AND ARTILLERY BATTLES AIMED AT EVICTING WHAT INDIA SAYS ARE MOSTLY REGULAR PAKISTANI TROOPS IN ITS TERRITORY. THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYS INDIA WILL NOT CROSS THE LINE OF CONTROL THAT DIVIDES KASHMIR BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR VOICE OF AMERICA 24 June 1999 -- INDIA'S DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE GUERRILLAS WHO ENTERED INDIAN TERRITORY IN KASHMIR ARE REGULAR PAKISTANI ARMY TROOPS. INDIA'S TOP ARMY COMMANDER SAYS CROSSING THE LINE OF CONTROL COULD BECOME A MILITARY OPTION; BUT ONLY IF INDIA'S CABINET APPROVES.
- KASHMIR TOURISM VOICE OF AMERICA 24 June 1999 -- WITH INDIAN ARMY TROOPS FIGHTING WHAT THEY CALL PAKISTAN-BACKED INFILTRATORS ON KASHMIR'S MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND INDIAN SECURITY FORCES HUNTING FOR ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN THE
KASHMIR VALLEY, KASHMIR HAS BECOME PARADISE LOST.
- A HOT, BUT COLD WAR OVER KASHMIR VOICE OF AMERICA 23 June 1999 -- THOUGH MUCH OF THE WORLD'S MEDIA ATTENTION IS STILL
FOCUSED ON YUGOSLAVIA'S KOSOVO PROVINCE, A POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOT NEAR THE "TOP OF THE WORLD" IS GARNERING SOME ATTENTION.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIRVOICE OF AMERICA 23 June 1999 -- INDIA'S ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF SAYS CROSSING THE "LINE OF CONTROL" WHICH DIVIDES KASHMIR BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN COULD BECOME A MILITARY OPTION. THE GENERAL SAYS ANY DECISION TO CROSS INTO PAKISTANI TERRITORY WOULD HAVE TO BE TAKEN BY INDIA'S CABINET.
- INDIA / KASHMIR 22 June 1999 -- INDIAN TROOPS ARE LAUNCHING A MASSIVE OFFENSIVE AGAINST ARMED INTRUDERS ON A STRATEGIC MOUNTAIN RIDGE IN INDIAN KASHMIR. IT IS FOUR WEEKS SINCE NEW DELHI BEGAN ITS MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN KASHMIR. SINCE THEN, THE ARMY HAS REPORTED SLOW BUT STEADY PROGRESS IN ITS OPERATION
TO REMOVE THE GUERRILLAS FROM THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR / FIGHTINGVOICE OF AMERICA 21 June 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT HAS MORE EVIDENCE THAT ITS TROOPS ARE
FIGHTING PAKISTANI SOLDIERS IN KASHMIR AND NOT AFGHAN MERCENARIES OR KASHMIRI ISLAMIC MILITANTS. INDIA SAYS IT HAS LOST 149 MEN IN THE FIGHT TO REGAIN ITS TERRITORY IN KASHMIR WHILE KILLING 326 ENEMY SOLDIERS.
- INDIA / KASHMIR 20 June 1999 --INDIA SAYS IT EXPECTS PAKISTAN TO PULL BACK ARMED INTRUDERS FROM INDIAN KASHMIR FOLLOWING A CALL BY THE WORLD'S LEADING INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS FOR THE TWO COUNTRIES TO END THEIR CONFRONTATION IN KASHMIR. BUT INDIA SAYS ITS MILITARY CAMPAIGN TO ROOT OUT THE INFILTRATORS WILL CONTINUE. HE INDIAN ARMY ALSO SAYS IT HAS RECAPTURED A STRATEGIC PEAK FROM GUERRILLAS IN INDIAN KASHMIR.
- KASHMIR CROSSFIRE VOICE OF AMERICA 19 June 1999 -- IN KASHMIR, FIGHTING CONTINUES, WITH INDIAN ARMY TROOPS BATTLING GUERRILLAS INDIA SAYS ARE BACKED BY PAKISTAN. MOST OF THE FIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE ON STEEP RIDGES HIGH IN THE HIMALAYAS. FAR TO THE SOUTH OF THE MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELDS, IN THE KASHMIR VALLEY, THERE IS ALSO FIGHTING.
- INDIA / KASHMIR VOICE OF AMERICA 19 June 1999 -- INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER (ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE) SAYS THE ONGOING BORDER CONFLICT IN KASHMIR WILL BE RESOLVED BILATERALLY BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. THE COMMENT COMES AS NEW DELHI PRESSES AHEAD WITH ITS MILITARY CAMPAIGN, AIMING TO PUSH BACK WHAT IT CALLS PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS FROM INDIAN KASHMIR.
- TEXT: EIZENSTAT SEES SANCTIONS REFORMS AIDING
NON-PROLIFERATION USIA 16 June 1999 -- "We continue to seek comprehensive and permanent national interest waiver authority for all of the Glenn Amendment and
related sanctions against India and Pakistan," said Stuart E. Eizenstat, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Agricultural, and Business Affairs, to the U.S.-India Business Council annual conference on June 16.
- TEXT: BROWNBACK: LIFTING ECONOMIC SANCTIONS WILL ENHANCE CLOSER TIES USIA 16 June 1999 -- Senator Sam Brownback, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, told
businessmen on June 16 that the suspension of U.S. economic sanctions against India, imposed because of its nuclear tests last year, "will allow the U.S. to engage with India on many fronts out of the shadow of the CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty)."
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 15 June 1999 -- Indian forces to make slow progress in ground attacks near Kargil against infiltrators from Pakistan. We have seen press reports that Pakistan has accused India of using chemical weapons in fighting. We have no evidence to support this assertion. We were encouraged that the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers continued their direct discussions of the fighting
- INDIA / KASHMIR / PAKVOICE OF AMERICA 14 June 1999 --INDIAN ARMY TROOPS AND INDIAN AIR FORCE JETS CONTINUED ATTACKS MONDAY AGAINST POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY WHAT INDIA DESCRIBES AS INFILTRATORS BACKED BY PAKISTAN. FIERCE HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT IS REPORTED ON MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELDS BY INDIAN COMMANDERS WHO SAY
THEY CAPTURED MORE TERRITORY ON MONDAY.
- CHINA/INDIAVOICE OF AMERICA 14 June 1999 -- INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER JASWANT SINGH HAS ARRIVED IN CHINA FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT THAT INDIAN OFFICIALS SAY WAS SCHEDULED BEFORE NEW DELHI STEPPED UP ITS ATTACKS ON REBELS IN
KASHMIR. MR. SINGH'S VISIT TO BEIJING COMES THREE DAYS AFTER A LIGHTNING TRIP TO THE CHINESE CAPITAL BY PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER.
- India and Pakistan Hold `Frosty and Tense' Talks on Kashmir By STEPHEN KINZER The New York Times 13 June 1999 -- The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan met Saturday for the first time since fighting broke out along their border last month, but did not agree on ways to lessen tensions between the two nuclear powers.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 13 June 1999 -- THE INDIAN ARMY SAYS IT HAS CAPTURED A STRATEGIC PEAK IN
KASHMIR AFTER A FIERCE BATTLE WITH WHAT INDIA CALLS
"INFILTRATORS" FROM PAKISTAN. INDIA'S
PRIME MINISTER VISITED BATTLE AREAS IN KASHMIR SUNDAY JUST ONE
DAY AFTER FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN FAILED TO
MAKE ANY PROGRESS ON HOW TO END THE KASHMIR CRISIS.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 13 June 1999 -- THE INDIAN ARMY SAYS IT HAS CAPTURED A STRATEGIC PEAK IN KASHMIR. INDIA'S
PRIME MINISTER VISITED BATTLE AREAS IN KASHMIR SUNDAY JUST ONE
DAY AFTER FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN FAILED TO
MAKE ANY PROGRESS ON HOW TO END THE KASHMIR CRISIS.
- Statement by Prime Minister in Srinagar June 13, 1999 -- By sending mercenaries and its own armed personnel across the Line of Control in the Kargil Sector, Pakistan has once again committed aggression against India. Our Armed Forces are coping with this aggression with their customary bravery and efficiency.
- External Affairs Minister's Press Conference June 12, 1999 - I made only two points. Firstly, vacation of aggression in Kargil and secondly inhuman treatment of Indian soldiers in Pakistani custody.
- INDIA / PAK / TALKS / UPDATE
Voice of America 12 June 1999 -- TALKS HAVE ENDED BETWEEN INDIA AND
PAKISTAN. THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF BOTH COUNTRIES ENDED THEIR
DISCUSSIONS AFTER HOLDING A BRIEF MEETING, FOLLOWED BY A WORKING
- INDIA / PAK / TALKS Voice of America 12 June 1999 -- TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN ON DEFUSING THE KASHMIR
CRISIS HAVE ENDED WITHOUT AGREEMENT IN NEW DELHI.
- INDO / KASHMIR / FIGHTING Voice of America 11 June 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT WILL GO AHEAD WITH TALKS WITH PAKISTAN ON THE KASHMIR CONFLICT DESPITE WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS THE
"BARBARIC TREATMENT OF ITS PRISONERS OF WAR." INDIA
SAYS AUTOPSIES ON SIX OF ITS SOLDIERS, RETURNED BY PAKISTAN,
INDICATE THEY WERE TORTURED BEFORE BEING KILLED. PAKISTAN
REJECTS THE ALLEGATIONS
- Shri Jaswant Singh, External Affairs Minister at a Press Briefing June 11, 1999 -- This establishes beyond any doubt the involvement and complicity of the Pakistani establishment in this misadventure.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 09 June 1999 -- INDIAN FIGHTER JETS ALSO ATTACKED BUNKERS ON
HIGH GROUND IN KASHMIR OCCUPIED BY WHAT INDIA DESCRIBES AS
"INFILTRATORS FROM PAKISTAN." BOTH
COUNTRIES HAVE NOW AGREED TO HOLD TALKS ON SATURDAY BUT THERE ARE
FEW INDICATIONS THAT THE TALKS WILL END THE CRISIS.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 09 June 1999 -- THE ARTILLERY ATTACKS FOLLOW AGREEMENT BY BOTH
COUNTRIES TO HOLD TALKS ON THE KASHMIR CRISIS THIS SATURDAY IN
NEW DELHI. INDIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE
TALKS WILL GO AHEAD, BUT SO WILL INDIA'S MILITARY CAMPAIGN TO
PUSH WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS INFILTRATORS OUT OF ITS TERRITORY IN
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 08 June 1999 -- INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY ON TUESDAY SAYS IT HAS
ACCEPTED A FORMAL PROPOSAL FROM PAKISTAN FOR TALKS BUT THE TALKS
WILL BE CONFINED TO GETTING WHAT INDIA DESCRIBES AS
"PAKISTANI-BACKED ARMED INTRUDERS" OUT OF INDIAN TERRITORY IN
- TRANSCRIPT: RIEDEL URGES PAKISTAN, INDIA TO SHOW RESTRAINT IN KASHMIR USIA 08 June 1999 -- Bruce Riedel, special assistant to President Clinton on Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, urged Pakistan and India to show restraint in Kashmir and stressing that the U.S. believes "the best way to resolve this problem is through bilateral discussions."
- Joint meeting of the National Security Council, Strategic Policy Group and National Security Advisory Board June 8, 1999 - Army-Air Force operations in Kargil were the right response to the Pakistani armed incursion across the LoC. All necessary means required to reverse this should be used. Pakistan's recent official pronouncements reveal an inclination towards adventurism.
- Prime Minister Vajpayee's address to the nation on Kargil situation June 07, 1999 - Pakistan has used force in an attempt to unilaterally alter the Line of Control. Army regulars have been sent. They have been sent to occupy our territory. And, having occupied it, to choke off our links with other parts of our country – in particular with Siachin and Ladakh.
- INDIA / KASHMIR / PAK Voice of America 07 June 1999 -- INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS PAKISTAN IS DIRECTLY
RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS THE INCURSION OF HUNDREDS OF
FIGHTERS INTO INDIAN TERRITORY.
THE PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS CAME LATE MONDAY AS INDIAN FIGHTERS
AND ARMY TROOPS ATTACKED POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY THE INFILTRATORS
- INDIA/FIGHTING Voice of America 06 June 1999 -- INDIAN TROOPS ARE CARRYING OUT MAJOR GROUND ASSAULTS IN
INDIAN KASHMIR AGAINST, WHAT NEW DELHI CALLS -- PAKISTAN-BACKED
INFILTRATORS. AIR STRIKES RESUMED
SUNDAY AFTER BEING HALTED FOR A DAY.
- INDIA/PAKISTAN Voice of America 05 June 1999 -- INDIA HAS DECIDED TO DELAY TALKS WITH PAKISTAN PROPOSED
ON THE KASHMIR CRISIS. INDIAN AUTHORITIES
HAVE SEALED OFF THE BORDER REGION WHERE FIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE
TO CIVILIANS -- INCLUDING JOURNALISTS.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 05 June 1999 -- INDIAN AND PAKISTANI TROOPS EXCHANGED ARTILLERY FIRE
ACROSS THE KASHMIR BORDER TODAY, AS INDIAN FIGHTER
JETS CARRIED OUT ATTACKS AGAINST GUERRILLA
INFILTRATORS INDIA SAYS CROSSED THE BORDER FROM PAKISTAN.
INDIAN AUTHORITIES NOW SAY THEY HAVE PROOF OF DIRECT
PAKISTANI INVOLVEMENT IN THE FIGHTING.
- INDIA/FIGHTING Voice of America 04 June 1999 -- INDIAN AUTHORITIES ARE ACCUSING PAKISTAN OF ATTEMPTING TO
ALTER THE SO-CALLED LINE OF CONTROL THAT DIVIDES KASHMIR BETWEEN
INDIA AND PAKISTAN WITH THE HELP OF ARMED GUERRILLAS AGAINST WHOM
NEW DELHI HAS LAUNCHED A MASSIVE MILITARY OPERATION.
- SITUATIONS IN KOSOVO AND KASHMIR DISCUSSED IN CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT 4 June 1999 Press Release DCF/370
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 03 June 1999 -- INDIA IS ACCUSING PAKISTAN OF UNPROVOKED SHELLING OF
CIVILIAN AREAS INSIDE INDIAN TERRITORY IN KASHMIR. INDIAN
OFFICIALS SAYING THEY WERE MISQUOTED WHEN THEY WERE
REPORTED TO HAVE OFFERED INFILTRATORS SAFE PASSAGE BACK TO
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 02 June 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT IS CONSIDERING ALLOWING INFILTRATORS FROM PAKISTAN SAFE PASSAGE BACK TO PAKISTAN IF THEY QUIT FIGHTING. INDIAN CLAIMS THEIR GROUND TROOPS HAVE RETAKEN ALMOST HALF THE TERRITORY SEIZED BY THE INFILTRATORS.
- INDIA / FIGHTING Voice of America 01 June 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT
IS ACHIEVING SUCCESS AGAINST WHAT IT CALLS PAKISTAN-BACKED
INFILTRATORS. CROSS-BORDER FIRING IS REPORTED TO HAVE
INTENSIFIED ALONG NEW SECTIONS OF THE KASHMIR BORDER, AS BOTH
SIDES HAVE DEPLOYED MORE TROOPS IN THE TENSE REGION.
- INDIA / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 31 May 1999 -- INDIA ON MONDAY ACCEPTED A PAKISTANI OFFER OF HOLDING
TALKS IN THE KASHMIR CRISIS. AT THE SAME TIME INDIA SAYS IT WILL NOT END ITS MILITARY CAMPAIGN TO DISLODGE WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS" WHO ARE DUG IN ON
HIGH GROUND ON THE INDIAN SIDE OF THE KASHMIR BORDER.
- Prime Minister accepted the offer of Pakistan for talks May 31, 1999 -- Prime Minister has considered and accepted the offer of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to send Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz to India.
- Official Spokesman's Statement 31 May 1999 --
Prime Minister has considered and accepted the offer of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to send Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz to India. The dates for the Pakistan Foreign Minister's visit will be worked out through diplomatic channels.
- INDIA / KASHMIR FIGHTING Voice of America 30 May 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ITS MILITARY OPERATION IN KASHMIR IS IN FULL
SWING. THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES ARE TARGETING GUERRILLA POSITIONS
OCCUPIED BY WHAT IT SAYS ARE INFILTRATORS FROM PAKISTAN.
- INDO / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- INDIA CARRIED OUT A FOURTH DAY OF AIRSTRIKES SATURDAY AGAINST WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS FROM PAKISTAN." AND INDIA SAYS IT HAS PROOF -- IN THE FORM OF IDENTITY PAPERS -- WHICH SHOWS REGULAR PAKISTANI ARMY FORCES ARE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE
- INDIA/FIGHTING UPDATE Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- INDIA SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE MILITARY OPERATIONS TO IT
EXPEL FROM INDIAN KASHMIR ALL OF WHAT IT SAYS ARE PAKISTANI-BACKED INFILTRATORS. AFTER FOUR DAYS OF AIR STRIKES SATURDAY, CONSIDERATION WAS BEING GIVEN TO PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER TRAVELING TO INDIA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
- KASHMIR FLYING Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- KASHMIR MOUNTAIN VALLEYS ARE NOW THE SCENE OF HEAVY COMBAT, AS INDIAN AIR FORCE JETS STRAFE MOUNTAIN RIDGES AND ARMY TROOPS ENGAGE IN FIERCE FIGHTS WITH GUERRILLAS THEY SAY HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER FROM PAKISTAN.
- KASHMIR FIGHTING Voice of America 29 May 1999 -- IN FEBRUARY, INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE AND PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF AGREED TO SET UP A SPECIAL TELEPHONE LINK FOR CRISIS
SITUATIONS. IT IS ENCOURAGING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING USE OF THAT LINK IN RECENT DAYS.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 28, 1999 -- Indian air strikes and ground attacks continue against positions occupied by infiltrators from Pakistan that are in India's side of, but very close to, the line of control in Kashmir. An Indian helicopter was reportedly shot down today on the Indian side of the line of control. This fighting is the most serious in some time in Kashmir, and its proximity to the line of control makes it of grave concern and great concern to the United States.
- U-N / KASHMIR TENSION Voice of America 28 May 1999 -- UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SAYS
HE IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LATEST HOSTILITIES BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. BUT THERE ARE NO INDICATIONS THAT MR. ANNAN PLANS TO ACT AS A MEDIATOR IN THE CONFLICT.
- INDO / PAK / KASHMIR Voice of America 28 May 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ONE OF ITS HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS WAS SHOT DOWN
ON FRIDAY AS FIERCE BATTLES RAGED ALONG MOUNTAIN RIDGES ON THE
INDIAN SIDE OF THE KASHMIR VALLEY.
- INDIA / PAK / U-S REACT Voice of America 28 May 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES IS EXPRESSING CONCERN THAT CLASHES
ALONG THE DISPUTED KASHMIR REGION BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN
COULD SPIN OUT OF CONTROL.
- DAILY NEWS Government of India 28 May 1999 -- India has sternly warned Pakistan that it would be responsible for any escalation in the situation along the line of control in the wake of operations in the Kargil sector to flush out Pakistan-backed infiltrators. In a strongly worded statement, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said last night that any foolhardy ventures against New Delhi cannot succeed. He said the present situation has been created entirely because of Pakistan's provocative activities.
- Official Spokesman's Statement Government of India 27 May 1999 -- Our Acting High Commissioner in Islamabad has categorically rejected the "protest" and the untenable allegations made this evening by an official of the Pakistan foreign Ministry. It was pointed out to the Pakistan Foreign Minisry that there has been no violation whatsoever of the LoC by India. Our aircraft were flying on our side of the LoC.
- SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHT OF NAVAL VERSION OF TRISHUL Government of India 27 May 1999 -- Naval version of TRISHUL was successfully flight tested in guidance mode as an anti sea skimmer against low altitude sea target.
- AIR OPERATIONS TO FLUSH OUT INFILTRATORS IN KARGIL SECTOR Government of India 27 May 1999 -- Early this morning, the Indian Air Force took armed air action against Pak-aided militants, who had infiltrated into our side of the LOC, in general, areas of Drass-Kargil-Batalik. This action was forced upon India because the infiltrators are in considerable strength and consist of a large number of well-trained mercenaries.
- INDIA / KASHMIR Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- INDIA THURSDAY LAUNCHED NEW AIRSTRIKES IN KASHMIR AGAINST WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS," DUG IN ON HIGH GROUND ON THE INDIAN BORDER WITH KASHMIR. SENIOR INDIAN COMMANDERS SAY THEY WILL CONTINUE ATTACKING UNTIL THEY EVICT THE INFILTRATORS.
- INDIA / KASHMIR / AIRSTRIKES Voice of America 27 May 1999 -- INDIA THURSDAY LAUNCHED A NEW WAVE OF AIRSTRIKES IN
KASHMIR AGAINST WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS "INFILTRATORS," DUG IN ON HIGH GROUND ON THE INDIAN BORDER WITH KASHMIR. PAKISTAN IS CALLING THE AIR RAIDS VERY SERIOUS AND SAYS IT HAS RESERVED THE RIGHT TO RETALIATE.
- Indo-Pakistan conflict has dangerous escalation potential By Praful Bidwai in New Delhi - May 27, 1999 -- The conflict, involving the use of Indian air power at the border for the first time in 27 years, this time to repulse alleged intruders, has the potential to escalate to dangerous levels. Although India says the operation is confined to its side of the
line of control (LoC), as the disputed boundary is called, Pakistan claims that some bombs have fallen on its territory and it regards the matter as "very, very serious", grim enough to put its forces on high alert.
- Statement issued by the Indian
Defense Ministry on the air operations to flush out infiltrators in Kargil sector New Delhi - May 26, 1999 -- Early this morning the Indian Air Force took armed air action against Pak-aided militants, who had infiltrated into our side of the LoC, in general areas of Drass-Kargil-Batalik.
- TEXT: INDERFURTH 5/26 SENATE STATEMENT ON U.S., INDIA RELATIONS USIA 25 May 1999 --
Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
Karl F. Inderfurth spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations
Subcommittee May 25 about U.S. and India relations.
- TEXT: INDERFURTH 5/26 SENATE STATEMENT ON U.S., INDIA RELATIONS USIA 25 May 1999
-- Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
Karl F. Inderfurth spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations
Subcommittee May 25 about U.S. and India relations.
- INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- FIGHTING CONTINUES ON THE KASHMIR BORDER BETWEEN INDIA AND
PAKISTAN. INDIA SAYS IT IS BATTLING TO EVICT PAKISTANI INFILTRATORS FROM A SECTION OF THE CEASEFIRE LINE BETWEEN THE TWONATIONS.
- INDIA POL Voice of America 24 May 1999 -- IN INDIA, ITALIAN-BORN SONIA GANDHI HAS WITHDRAWN HER RESIGNATION AS CONGRESS PARTY PRESIDENT. MRS. GANDHI'S DECISION ENDS A LEADERSHIP CRISIS FOR THE COUNTRY'S MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY.
- Pakistan's activities along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir New Delhi - May 21, 1999 -- Pakistan has, since early this month, under the cover of intense artillery shelling, pushed into Indian territory across the LOC in the Kargil sector, a large number of armed intruders.
- INDIA POLITICS Voice of America 20 May 1999 -- SENIOR LEADERS OF INDIA'S OPPOSITION "CONGRESS PARTY"
HAVE EXPELLED THREE OF THEIR COLLEAGUES WHOSE CRITICISM OF PARTY LEADER SONIA GANDHI EARLIER THIS WEEK LED HER TO RESIGN HER POST.
- INDIA / KASHMIR FIGHTING Voice of America 19 May 1999 -- THE SENIOR INDIAN ARMY COMMANDER IN INDIAN KASHMIR SAYS FIGHTING IS CONTINUING ALONG A SECTION OF THE KASHMIR BORDER. AFTER TWELVE DAYS OF SOMETIMES HEAVY COMBAT IN THE REGION THE INDIAN ARMY HAS BROKEN ITS SILENCE ON THE FIGHTING, SAYING 12 OF ITS SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN
KILLED AND NEARLY FIFTY HAVE BEEN WOUNDED.
- INDIA / CONGRESS Voice of America 18 May 1999 -- INDIA'S OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY IS INTENSIFYING PRESSURE ON SONIA GANDHI TO WITHDRAW HER RESIGNATION AS LEADER OF THE
PARTY. THE CONGRESS PARTY IS IN CRISIS FOLLOWING MRS. GANDHI'S DECISION TO STEP DOWN.
- INDIA/RESIGNATION Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- SONIA GANDHI, THE LEADER OF INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY, HAS RESIGNED HER POSITION, BUT SENIOR PARTY OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY
REJECTED THE OFFER.
- INDIA / CONGRESS Voice of America 17 May 1999 -- INDIA'S OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY IS GRAPPLING WITH A REBELLION AGAINST THE LEADERSHIP OF ITALIAN-BORN SONIA GANDHI. THREE SENIOR CONGRESS LEADERS ARE QUESTIONING THE PARTY'S DECISION TO PROJECT MRS. GANDHI AS THE CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTER IN THE SEPTEMBER GENERAL ELECTIONS.
- PAK / KASHMIR FIGHTING Voice of America 16 May 1999 -- ARTILLERY EXCHANGES ARE REPORTED TO BE ESCALATING BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, ALONG THE BORDER OF THE DISPUTED
TERRITORY OF KASHMIR.
- PAK / KASHMIR FIGHTING Voice of America 16 May 1999 -- INDIA SAYS ITS TROOPS HAVE NOW PUSHED BACKED MOST OF THE PAKISTANI INFILTRATORS WHO SEIZED BORDER POSTS ALONG THE DISPUTED
KASHMIR REGION LAST WEEK. THIS AFTER ARTILLERY EXCHANGES WERE REPORTED TO BE ESCALATING BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
- INDIA / PAK/ FIRING Voice of America 14 May 1999 -- INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE TRADING ARTILLERY FIRE ACROSS THE DISPUTED KASHMIR BORDER. INDIAN AUTHORITIES ARE DENYING REPORTS THAT PAKISTAN CAPTURED INDIAN BORDER POSTS. THE FIGHTING IS REPORTED TO HAVE CLAIMED 17LIVES.
- INDIA / NUCLEAR Voice of America 11 May 1999 -- ONE YEAR AGO TODAY INDIA STUNNED THE WORLD BY CONDUCTING
ITS FIRST TEST OF A NUCLEAR DEVICE IN 24 YEARS. INDIANS ARE STILL DEBATING
WHETHER THEY ARE MORE SECURE, OR LESS SECURE AFTER THE TESTS.
- INDIA/SATELLITE Voice of America 07 May 1999 -- INDIA WILL LAUNCH SATELLITES LATER THIS MONTH ON A
COMMERCIAL BASIS. THIS IS BEING DESCRIBED AS A MILESTONE FOR INDIA'S SPACE PROGRAM AS IT SIGNALS THE COUNTRY'S ENTRY INTO THE LUCRATIVE GLOBAL SPACE MARKET.
- INDIA/B-J-P Voice of America 02 May 1999 -- INDIA'S HINDU-NATIONALIST PARTY HAS CONCLUDED A TWO-DAY
POLITICAL STRATEGY MEETING IN NEW DELHI. THE MEETING COMES
TWO-WEEKS AFTER THE HINDU-NATIONALIST-LED-COALITION WAS TOPPLED
FROM POWER, AND MID-TERM ELECTIONS WERE CALLED.
- INDIA / POLITICS Voice of America 26 April 1999 -- INDIA FACES ITS THIRD NATIONAL ELECTION IN THREE YEARS
AFTER THE COUNTRY'S CARETAKER CABINET RECOMMENDED FRESH ELECTIONS
ON MONDAY. THE DECISION WAS CONVEYED TO INDIA'S PRESIDENT WHO
MUST NOW OFFICIALLY DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT AND CALL NEW ELECTIONS.
- INDIA POLITICS Voice of America 23 April 1999 -- INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY HAS BEEN GIVEN ONE MORE CHANCE TO
FORM A GOVERNMENT. EARLY FRIDAY THE CONGRESS PARTY APPEARED TO
HAVE FAILED TO GET THE NECESSARY VOTES FOR A MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT.
- INDIA POLITICS USIA 21 APRIL 1999 --
JUST FOUR DAYS AFTER A VOTE OF NO-CONFIDENCE AGAINST ITS
POLITICAL OPPONENTS, INDIA'S CONGRESS PARTY SEEMS TO BE HAVING
INCREASING DIFFICULTY FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT.
- INDIA'S GOVERNMENT FALLS AS ITS MISSILES FLY Voice of America 20 April 1999 -- INDIA'S HINDU NATIONALIST BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY, THE B-J-P, FAILED TO MAINTAIN ITS MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT. THE RESULTING UNCERTAINTY HAS PLUNGED THE WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS
DEMOCRACY INTO POLITICAL TURMOIL. AFTER NUCLEAR-CAPABLE MISSILE TESTS DURING THE PAST TEN DAYS BY BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN, SOME OBSERVERS SEE THE SUBCONTINENT AS A GROWING WORRY.
- INDIA/POLITICS Voice of America 20 April 1999 -- HECTIC POLITICAL MANEUVERING CONTINUES AMONG INDIA'S
OPPOSITION GROUPS, AS THEY COMPETE TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT TO
REPLACE THE HINDU-NATIONALIST LED COALITION THAT LOST A
CONFIDENCE VOTE THREE-DAYS AGO.
- India/Pakistan Sanctions Clarification Bureau of Export Administration U. S. Department of Commerce 20 April 1999 The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) is clarifying the restrictions on exports and reexports to Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in India. BXA has determined that all operations and units of BEL located in Bangalore, Ghaziabad, and Hyderabad are considered to be part of BEL.
- INDIA POLITICSUSIA 19 APRIL 1999 --
INDIA'S WARRING POLITICAL PARTIES MOMENTARILY PUT ASIDE
THEIR DIFFERENCES ON MONDAY AND AGREED TO ADOPT A BUDGET. THE BUDGET AGREEMENT HAS HELPED TO EASE FEARS
OF POLITICAL INSTABILITY FOLLOWING SATURDAY'S VOTE OF NO
CONFIDENCE AGAINST PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE.
- INDIA / POLITICS Voice of America 17 April 1999 -- INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER RESIGNED ON SATURDAY AFTER LOSING A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN PARLIAMENT BY ONE VOTE. THERE WERE 269 VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S MOTION OF CONFIDENCE AND 270 AGAINST.
- INDIA POLITICS Voice of America 16 April 1999 -- THE OUTCOME FOR A SCHEDULED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE SET FOR SATURDAY IS STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
- INDIA MISSILE Voice of America 16 April 1999 -- INDIA ON FRIDAY SUCCESSFULLY TESTED A SHORT-RANGE MISSILE. FRIDAY'S ACTION IS JUST THE LATEST MISSILE TEST THIS WEEK IN SOUTH ASIA.
- INDIA / POLITICS Voice of America 15 April 1999 -- DEBATE BEGAN IN INDIA'S PARLIAMENT THURSDAY OVER THE FATE OF PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE'S 15-MONTH COALITION
GOVERNMENT. INDIA'S PRESIDENT ASKED THE PRIME MINISTER TO SEEK A
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AFTER A KEY COALITION PARTNER WITHDREW FROM
THE GOVERNMENT, WEDNESDAY.
- PAK MISSILE / INDIA REACT Voice of America 14 April 1999 -- INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER JASWANT SINGH SAYS INDIA WAS
GIVEN PRIOR NOTICE BY PAKISTAN OF PLANS TO TEST FIRE THE
GHAURI-TWO MISSILE ON WEDNESDAY.
- INDIA POLITICS Voice of America 14 April 1999 -- INDIA'S COALITION GOVERNMENT IS TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF
COLLAPSE FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT A KEY COALITION PARTNER IS
OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWING ITS SUPPORT.
- INDIA/POLITICS Voice of America 13 April 1999 -- IN INDIA, POLITICAL PARTIES ARE PLOTTING STRATEGIES AFTER
AN ALLY OF THE HINDU-NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT DECLARED IT WILL
LEAVE THE RULING COALITION.
- INDIA MISSILE Voice of America 11 April 1999 -- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE-YEARS, INDIA HAS TEST-FIRED
ITS AGNI MEDIUM-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE. THE TEST FIRING OF AN
UPGRADED VERSION OF THE MISSILE WENT AHEAD IN DEFIANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE
- INDIA / MISSILE Voice of America 11 April 1999 -- INDIA HAS TEST-FIRED AN UPGRADED VERSION OF ITS AGNI
BALLISTIC MISSILE. SUNDAY'S TEST WAS THE FIRST FIRING OF THE
MISSILE IN FIVE YEARS AND COMES IN DEFIANCE OF INTERNATIONAL APPEALS.
- Agni-II missile test fired April 11 (UNI): India today successfully launched its second intermediate range ballistic missile, Agni-II, from Inner Wheeler island, a part of the Balasore missile testing range, in Orissa. As per the Lahore agreement, India informed Pakistan about the test-firing.
- Agni-II missile successfully test fired India Express Sunday, April 11, 1999 -- India today successfully test-fired "Agni-II" ballistic missile with a strike range of 2000-km, exactly 11 months after the Pokhran-II nuclear blasts in May last propelling the country to a select club of nations possessing such weapons. "It was a perfect text-book launch" at 9.47 am from Wheeler island test range in Orissa's Balasore district.
- INDIA/SATELLITE Voice of America 03 April 1999 -- INDIA HAS ENTERED THE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES MARKET WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW SATELLITE FROM FRENCH GUYANA.
- INDIA / CODEL Voice of America 01 April 1999 -- A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF TEN MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS IS IN INDIA THIS WEEK. THEY EXPECT A FURTHER EASING OF SANCTIONS ON INDIA WHICH WERE IMPOSED FOLLOWING LAST YEAR'S NUCLEAR TESTS.
- THE LAHORE SUMMIT: A WELCOME FIRST STEP TO PEACE Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORS AROUND THE WORLD ARE GREETING THE LAHORE SUMMIT BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM AS A GOOD FIRST STEP TO EASING BILATERAL TENSIONS ON THE SUB CONTINENT.
- THE INDIA-PAKISTAN SUMMIT Voice of America 24 Feburary 1999 -- IN WHAT MANY OBSERVERS ARE HAILING AS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP TOWARD REDUCING TENSIONS IN THE REGION, THE PRIME MINISTERS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE HELD A SUMMIT IN LAHORE.
- STATE DEPARTMENT COMMENDS INDIAN, PAKISTAN MEETING IN LAHORE USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- The Department of State "warmly welcomes" the successful summit meeting of Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif on Saturday and Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan.
- TEXT: CLINTON WELCOMES MEETING BETWEEN VAJPAYEE AND SHARIF USIA 22 Feburary 1999 -- President Clinton commended Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif "for demonstrating courage and leadership by coming together and addressing difficult issues that have long divided their countries."
- INDIA / PAK TALKS Voice of America 22 Feburary 1999 -- MEDIA REACTION HERE IN NEW DELHI HAS BEEN LOW-KEY-BUT-POSITIVE TO THE RESULTS OF TWO DAYS OF TALKS BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
- INDO / PAK VISIT UPDATE Voice of America 21 Feburary 1999 -- TALKS BETWEEN INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE
AND PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF HAVE ENDED WITH AGREEMENT TO TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF NUCLEAR CONFLICT IN THE REGION.
- LAHORE DECLARATION 21 February 1999 -- Peace statement issued by the Prime Ministers of Indiana and Pakistan.
- MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
21 February 1999 -- Guided by the agreement between their Prime Ministers of 23 September 1998 that an environment of peace and security is in the supreme national interest of both sides and that resolution of all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, is essential for this purpose;
- JOINT STATEMENT Governments of Pakistan and India 21 February 1999 -- The Prime Minister of Pakistan received the Indian Prime Minister at the Wagha border on 20 February, 1999. The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations, regional co-operation within SAARC, and issues of international concern.
- INDO / PAK BUS Voice of America 20 Feburary 1999 -- THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER'S ARRIVAL MARKS A HISTORIC TIME AS BOTH
COUNTRIES WORK TOWARD BETTER RELATIONS. THE HISTORIC VISIT COMES IN THE WAKE OF INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE TO RESOLVE LONG-STANDING ISSUES.
- INDIA/CODEL Voice of America 17 Feburary 1999 -- FOUR UNITED STATES CONGRESSMEN VISITING INDIA SAY THEY
WILL SUPPORT A RESUMPTION OF WORLD BANK LENDING TO INDIA --
LENDING THAT HAS BEEN BLOCKED SINCE LAST YEAR'S NUCLEAR TESTS.
- 8TH ROUND OF U.S.-INDIA, U.S.-PAKISTAN TALKS ON SECURITY, NONPROLIFERATION DRAWS PRAISE, CRITICISM FROM S. ASIAN MEDIA February 11, 1999 USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report -- New Delhi pundits were quick to point out that improved relations "still remain tied to the ability of the two sides to cross the nuclear hurdle" and resolve remaining differences over, inter alia, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and Indian views on "minimum nuclear deterrence." The talks drew editorial fire from the Pakistani press, with many there concluding that the talks were a "failure."
- TRANSCRIPT: TALBOTT SPEECH AT INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC STUDIES 02 February 1999 -- The United States remains convinced that the
nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan in May 1998, "constituted a
serious setback to Pakistan's standing in the eyes of the world -- and
to its prospects for economic recovery," says Deputy Secretary of
State Strobe Talbott.
- U.S.-India Talks Gain and Could Lead to Easing of Sanctions CELIA W. DUGGER New York Times February 2, 1999 -- American officials said Monday that there was momentum now for a choreographed sequence of steps that would lead to a substantial easing of economic sanctions imposed on India after its nuclear tests in May, as well as to India's signing of the test ban treaty, probably by mid-year.
- INDIA / U-S NUCLEAR Voice of America 01 February 1999 -- NO BREAKTHROUGHS WERE REPORTED FOLLOWING THE
JUST-CONCLUDED, TALKS BETWEEN U-S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE AND INDIA'S FOREIGN SECRETARY JASWANT SINGH. HOWEVER, BOTH SIDES GAVE HINTS SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1999 -- INDIA Conclusion of Talks between Deputy Secretary Talbott and Indian Minister for External Affairs Jaswant Singh
Non-Proliferation Negotiations Progress and Sanctions Policy
- TEXT: US, INDIA ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT AT CONCLUSION OF TALKS 01 February 1999 -- The eighth round of the U.S. - India dialogue on issues related to security, disarmament and non-proliferation, held January 29-31 in New Delhi, concluded with "progress in several of the subjects under discussion," according to a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the talks.
- INDIA / U-S Voice of America 31 January 1999 -- TALKS HAVE FOCUSED ON PRESSING NEW DELHI TO JOIN THE
COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY AND OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS. WASHINGTON ALSO WANTS INDIA TO ADOPT RESTRAINTS ON ITS MISSILE PROGRAM AND ACCEPT EXPORT-CONTROL PROGRAMS TO LIMIT NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION.
- INDIA / U-S Voice of America 30 January 1999 -- THE DECISION TO EXTEND THE TALKS CAME AS PRESIDENT CLINTON SAID THE TWO COUNTRIES SHOULD WORK TOGETHER FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF THEIR ONGOING DIALOGUE.
- CLINTON / INDIA Voice of America 29 January 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON CALLED THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, ATAL
BIHARI VAJPAYEE, FRIDAY TO REVIEW PROGRESS MADE IN BILATERAL TALKS ON NON-PROLIFERATION.
- U-S / INDIA TALKS Voice of America 29 January 1999 -- THREE SENIOR U-S OFFICIALS HAVE ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI FOR TALKS WITH INDIAN OFFICIALS ON NUCLEAR AND OTHER SECURITY ISSUES.
- INDERFURTH STRESSES PROGRESS IN US TALKS WITH INDIA, PAKISTAN William B. Reinckens USIA 26 January 1999 -- Karl F. Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, said that progress is being made in the India-Pakistan dialogue.
- RIEDEL PREDICTS A CLINTON TRIP TO SOUTH ASIA THIS YEAR William B. Reinckens USIA 22 January 1999 -- Bruce O. Riedel, special assistant to the President and NSC senior Director for Near East and South Asia, predicted that President Clinton would visit the Asian subcontinent this year if
progress continues with the India-Pakistan dialogue over nuclear testing and other bilateral and regional issues.
- TEXT: INDERFURTH REMARKS ON US POLICY IN SOUTH ASIA USIA 21 January 1999 -- The United States, Inderfurth said, is "working on transforming the U.S.-Indian relationship into a true partnership" and continues "to remain engaged and optimistic that we will, over time, be able to reach an understanding on non-proliferation issues."
- JAPAN/INDIA ANTI-NUCLEAR Voice of America 18 January 1999 -- ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS FROM JAPAN ARE URGING INDIANS TO JOIN A MOVEMENT FROM ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
- TEXT: TALBOTT REMARKS ON NON-PROLIFERATION, SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA USIA 16 January 1999 -- Because of the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan in May 1998, "we are confronted with a lamentable but for the foreseeable future, irreversible fact: India and Pakistan have formally and
overtly demonstrated that they have nuclear weapons," Talbott said.
- INDIA / PAK / MISSILES Voice of America 15 January 1999 -- THE UNITED STATES IS EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT REPORTS THAT INDIA AND PAKISTAN MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF CONDUCTING MISSILE TESTS THAT COULD FURTHER DESTABILIZE THE REGION.
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