PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES
IN SOUTH ASIA
January 2000

Contents
INDIA
1. Basu to ensure setting up of N-power plant The Statesman, Calcutta January 12, 2000
2. 'India Committed to minimum deterrent' The Hindu, Madras January 21, 2000
3. Fernandes unveils 'limited war doctrineI The Hindus, Madras January 25, 2000
4. Jaswant for regional effort to tackel N-threat The time of India, New Delhi January 26, 2000
5. India warns Pakistan to stop making threat The Daily Star, Dhaka January 25, 2000
Non-proliferation
6. Significance of the CTBT The Hindu, Madras January 10, 2000
7. Will hijack issue hit CTBT moves ? The Hindu, Madras January 11, 2000
8. The CTBT End- game: Charlantanry to Cynicism The Daily Star, Dhaka January 13, 2000
9. NOW A SECURITY DIALOGUE The Hindu, Madras January 14, 2000
10. Early solution  to nuclear issues will help: Talbott The Hindu, Madras January 14, 2000
11. Jaswant, Talbott talkes to focus on South Asia The Hindu, Madras January 14, 2000
12. India favours widest concensus on CTBT

The Hindu, Madras

January 14, 2000
13. India hopes to  build widest possible consensus on CTBT The Daily News, Colombo January 15, 2000
14. Reassuring India The Times of India, New Delhi January 15, 2000
15. CTBT : a phoney  consensus ? The Hindu, Madras January 19, 2000
16. India , US resume talks on CTBT The Daily Star, Dhaka January 20, 2000
17. No secret  Indo-US CTBT deal : Pak The Asian Age, Calcutta January 23, 2000
18. Signing the  CTBT The Times of India,        New Delhi January 25, 2000
19. Delay  in decision on CTBT likely The Hindu, Madras January 27, 2000
Missile
20.  India to design ABM on US lines : Kalam The Times of India,        New Delhi January 05, 2000
21. India planning to  manufacture  antiballistic missile system The Daily Star, Dhaka January 06, 2000
22. Democracy of Science The Times of India,        New Delhi January 07, 2000
Global Economic
23. "We are  for a qualitatively better relationship with India" The Hindu,  Madras January 14, 2000
24. US recognises reality of  nuclear India : Talbott The Daily Star, Dhaka January 15, 2000
25. TOWARDS NUCLEAR ACCOMMODATION The Hindu,  Madras January 15, 2000
26. India's Nuclear tests did not make subcontinent secure : NYT Dawn, Karachi January 19, 2000
27. US plan to 'strip' India of  n-capability The Hindu,  Madras January 20, 2000
Miscellaneous
28. DEFENSE RESEARCH The Statesman, Calcutta January 10, 2000
PAKISTAN
Nuclear Technology
29. Pakistan can N-tip missile better : Expert The  Times of India,        New Delhi January 18, 2000
Nuclear Build up
30. Musharaff warns of pulling N-trigger The Statesman, Calcutta January 05, 2000
31. Nuclear open if security threatened : Musharraf Dawn, Karachi January 05, 2000
32. Pak ready to use nukes if threatened : Musharraf The Asian Age ,Calcutta January 05, 2000
33. US NO ROGUE TAG The Statesman, Calcutta January 05, 2000
34. Pakistan determined to develop its nuke capability  FM The Daily News, Colombo January 04, 2000
35. N-bombs a last resort, says Musharraf The Times of India,        New Delhi January 20, 2000
36. Chashma Nuclear power plant: Chinese firm given license to start trial operations Dawn, Karachi January 22, 2000
37. Poised on the nuclear edge Dawn, Karachi January 30, 2000
Nuclear Cooperation
38. Belgium told to sell Nuclear spares to KANUPP Dawn, Karachi January 06, 2000
Non-proliferation
39. Non benefits in not signing CTBT : Pak Hindu, Madras January 05, 2000
40. N-arms have reduced danger of open conflict :Musharraf Dawn, Karachi January 05, 2000
41. Govt in no hurry over CTBT,says Sattar Dawn, Karachi January 05, 2000
42. The CTBT debate Dawn, Karachi January 06, 2000
43. Govt should take all into confidence :Leghari Dawn, Karachi January 07, 2000
44. Beg opposes CTBT signing Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2000
45. Compromise on N-programme not acceptable, says Qazi Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2000
46. Jamaat vows to safeguard N-plan Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2000
47. LHCBA rejects any move to sign CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2000
48. JUL Chief asks govt not to sign CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 13, 2000
49. Why the CTBT is controversial Dawn, Karachi January 13, 2000
50. HYDERABAD : ANP favours signing of CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 14, 2000
51. As the war of words rages Dawn, Karachi January 14, 2000
52. Yes or No to the CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 16, 2000
53. Time to reassess politics Dawn, Karachi January 16, 2000
54. Pak religious parties rally against signing of CTBT The Daily Star, Dhaka January 18, 2000
55. CTBT : issues that really matter Dawn, Karachi January 20, 2000
56. PAK READY FOR CTBT The Asian Age, Calcutta January 20, 2000
57. CTBT : debate : there is a middle ground to explore Dawn, Karachi January 22, 2000
58. Pakistan, the US and the CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 23, 2000
59. Sattar discussed Nuclear issue with Japanese official : Pakistan to follow policy of restraint Dawn, Karachi January 30, 2000
60. Ghinwa insists on signing CTBT Dawn, Karachi January 31, 2000
61. Govt. firm on maintaining nuclear deterrence Dawn, Karachi January 31, 2000
Economic Sanction
62. Exemption form N-sanctions : US May not release list of  Pakistan firms Dawn, Karachi January 13, 2000
SOUTH ASIA
N-clear Build up
63. George brings up Pak nuclear threat again The Statesman, Calcutta January 25, 2000
Nuclear Cooperation
64. Pakistan, India swap lists of N-installations Dawn, Karachi January 02, 2000
Non-proliferation
65. The US factor in South Asia Dawn, Karachi January 04, 2000
66. US Senator for separate ties with India, Pak The Hindu, Madras January 18, 2000
Global Opinion
67. RUSSIAN VIEWS-| The Statesman, Calcutta January 07, 2000
68. RUSSIAN VIEWS-|| The Statesman, Calcutta January 08, 2000
69. Pakistan, India not N-weapon  states :US Dawn, Karachi January 16, 2000
70. Wahid cautions India, Pakistan on nuclear arms Dawn, Karachi January 30, 2000