PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

December 2001

Contents

India
Nuclear Buildup
1. Jaswant: We’re taking nuclear deterrent steps The Asian Age, Kolkata December 06, 2001
Nuclear Cooperation
2. Indo-U.S. defence talks today The Hindu, Chennai December 03, 2001
Missile
3. India successfully tests short range missile The Daily Star, Dhaka December 13, 2001
4. India wants U. S., Russian ties on BMD The Hindu, Chennai December 16, 2001
5. Delhi deploys missiles, jets Indo-Pak tensions mount amid war rhetoric Pakistan’s missiles also put on alert The Independent, Dhaka December 27, 2001
6. India deploys jets, keeps missiles in position The Bangladesh Observer Dhaka December 27, 2001
7. Missiles at border, skirmishes continue The Statesman, Kolkata December 27, 2001
8. Indian missiles ‘in position’ The Daily Star, Dhaka December 27, 2001
9. India’s missile system in position:Fernandes The Times of India, New Delhi December 27, 2001
Miscellaneous
10. Managing the "nuclear flashpoint" The Hindu, Chennai December 17, 2001
11. Between war and peace The Hindu, Chennai December 20, 2001
PAKISTAN
Nuclear Technology
12. Silence, sensitivity about Pak N-safety The Daily Star, Dhaka December 03, 2001
13. Italians here for N-safety talks Dawn, Karachi December 06, 2001
14. Qadeer calls for quality institutions Dawn, Karachi December 24, 2001
Nuclear Build Up
15. WAPDA to challenge Chashnup tarifff Dawn, Karachi December 03, 2001
16. Pak. Prepared for Indian ‘misadventure’ The Hindu, Chennai December 23, 2001
17. President rules out falling of N-assets into wrong hands Dawn, Karachi December 22, 2001
18. Pak. allays fear of nuclear war The Times of India, New Delhi December 28, 2001
19. Pak. Rules out nuclear conflict The Hindu, Chennai December 28, 2001
20. Pakistan rules out nuclear war Dawn, Karachi December 28, 2001
   Nuclear Cooperation    
21. Pakistan told to question N-experts Dawn, Karachi December 10, 2001
22. Pak nuclear men detained in US admit link with Osama The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka December 13, 2001
23. Much ado about nothing Dawn, Karachi December 13, 2001
24. US on Pak nuke watch, fears AI Qaeda links The Asian Age, Kolkata December 23, 2001
25. Suspected links with Laden Pakistan freezes assets of 2 nuclear scientists The Daily Star, Dhaka December 31, 2001
Missile
26. PAKISTAN CONTINUES BUILD-UP Half missiles moved to border The Hindu, Chennai December 26, 2001
       
   SOUTH ASIA    
   Nuclear Technology    
27. Islamabad-Delhi row exposes nuke safety failing Dawn, Karachi December 29, 2001
   Nuclear Build up    
28. Nuclear weapons: to what end? Dawn, Karachi December 04, 2001
29. Use of N-arms should be ‘inconceivable’ Sattar Indo-Pak. FMs may meet in Nepal The Daily Star, Dhaka December 30, 2001
30. ‘Indian military more powerful than Pak The Hindu, Chennai December 31, 2001
   Global Opinion    
31. Kashmir issue: Italian experts fear N-war Dawn, Karachi December 08, 2001
32. Spectre of Pakistan-India nuclear war haunts US newspapers Dawn, Karachi December 30, 2001
   Miscellaneous    
33. Portents of war in South Asia Dawn, Karachi December 14, 2001