PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

February 2001

Contents

INDIA
Nuclear Technology
1. What if it were a nuclear disaster are we ready The Times of India, New Delhi February 08, 2001
2. Our LCA will be cheaper, better’ The Hindu, Chennai February 09, 2001
3. LCA makes maiden public flight The Hindu, Chennai February 10, 2001
4. Getting the LCA airborne The Hindu, Chennai February 17, 2001
Nuclear Build up
5. USA Okays helicopter parts sale to India The Statesman, Kolkata February 02, 2001
6. Indo-Russian deal on MiG-29K ready The Hindu, Chennai February 11, 2001
7. IAF invited to gauge MiG-31 performance The Hindu, Chennai February 14, 2001
8. India, Russia seal tank deal 310 T-90s TO ENHANCE FIREPOWER IN DESRT The Hindu, Chennai February 16, 2001
9. India signs deal for Russian T-90 tanks The Statesman, Kolkata February 16, 2001
10. Stop nuclear fuel supply to India, US tells Russia The Asian Age, Kolkata February 18, 2001
11. THE T-90 TANK DEAL The Hindu, Chennai February 20, 2001
12. India defends N-fuel import The Statesman, Kolkata February 21, 2001
13. India defends importing nuclear fuel from Russia  Dawn, Karachi February 22, 2001
Nuclear Co-operation
14. Russian aircraft manufactures eye Indian Market The Hindu, Chennai February 03, 2001
15. ‘Talks with Pak. Only when cross border terrorism stops’ The Hindu, Chennai February 05, 2001
16. Russia offers help for LCA project The Hindu, Chennai February 05, 2001
17. RUSSIAN HELP FOR LCA The Hindu, Chennai February 07, 2001
18. Indian FM rules out N-cooperation with Israel The Daily Star, Dhaka February 05, 2001
19. U.S. opposes Russian nuclear fuel for India The Hindu, Chennai February 18, 2001
20. India shrugs off US censure on Russian N-fuel  The Times of India, New Delhi February 21, 2001
21. Russia to tighten export control over n-tech The Hindu, Chennai February 24, 2001
22. ‘India getting aid for nuclear programme’ The Hindu, Chennai February 28, 2001
23. USA protests Russian N-supply The Statesman, Kolkata February 18, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
24. ‘India cannot unilaterally pledge to wipe out nuclear arms’ The Hindu, Chennai February 04, 2001
25. India, China to discuss nuclear differences The Hindu, Chennai February 05, 2001
Missile
26. India, stands up to China with missile test The Independent, Dhaka February 02, 2001
27. Israel sells sea-to-sea missiles to India The Hindu, Chennai February 06, 2001
28. India buys $270 million worth Israel missiles The Daily Star, Dhaka February 06, 2001
29. India plans Agni III: George aide The Asian Age, Kolkata February 08, 2001
30. India, China move to end hostility The Daily Star,  Dhaka February 10, 2001
31. Russia to lease long-range bombers The Statesman, Kolkata February 10, 2001
32. Agni-II to be inducted in 2001-02: Fernandes The Hindu, Chennai February 23, 2001
33. India successfully test fires Akash missile The Daily Star, Dhaka February 28, 2001
Global Opinion
34. U.S. unlikely to see strategic role for India against China The Hindu, Chennai February 02, 2001
35. Back to nuclear bickering with U. S.? The Hindu, Chennai February 19, 2001
Economic Sanction
36. Lifting sanctions will chart new course in India-U.S. ties The Hindu, Chnnai February 15, 2001
Miscellaneous
37. DIFFERENCES OVER N-MISSILE SUPPLY TO PAK India, China to broaden friendship The Hindu, Chennai February 09, 2001
38. Sino-Indian dialogue, a step forward in strengthening relations The Hindu, Chennai February 15, 2001
PAKISTAN
Nuclear Build up
39. Pakistan ready to deploy N-submarines The Daily Star, Dhaka February 24, 2001
Nuclear Co-operation
40. Pak, China to pool talent on fighter jet The Times of India, New Delhi February 17, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
41. Pak stresses mutual nuclear deterrence The Asian Age, Kolkata February 01, 2001
42. Pak ready to discuss N-deterrence The Times of India, New Delhi February 25, 2001
Missile
43. Pak to test fire Exocet next month The Times of India, New Delhi February 19, 2001
44. Pak subs to have N-missiles The Statesman, Kolkata February 23, 2001
45. Pakistan may equip its submarines with nukes The Asian Age, Kolkata February 23, 2001
46. Pakistan to put missiles on sub The Times of India, New Delhi February 23, 2001
47. Pakistan may consider nuclear missiles for subs The Daily Star, Dhaka February 24, 2001
Economic Sanction
48. Sanctions proved ineffective: US General Dawn, Karachi February 26, 2001
SOUTH ASIA
Nuclear Build up
49. Pakistan, India may conduct Nuclear tests: US  Dawn, Karachi February 08, 2001
50. Are fresh nuclear tests by India and Pakistan in the offing?       The Daily Star, Dhaka February 12, 2001
51. Realities of the emerging naval threat Dawn, Karachi February 27, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
52. Pakistan, India urged to exercise Nuclear restraint  Dawn, Karachi February 26, 2001
Global Opinion
53. Chance of another Indo-Pak. war: CIA The Hindu, Chennai February 09, 2001
54. CIA fears more Indian nuke Arms study sees substantial China aid to Pak continuing The Asian Age, Kolkata February 28, 2001
55. New US policy in Asia: Stress on India’s big-power role? The Independent, Dhaka February 27, 2001