PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

January 2001

Contents

        INDIA
           Nuclear Build up
1. India’s combat aircraft set for maiden Flight The Daily Star, Dhaka January 04, 2001
2. Light Combat Aircraft may be ‘tested anytime now’ The Hindu, Chennai January 04, 2001
3. Successful test flight for Indian combat aircraft The Daily Star, Dhaka January 05, 2001
4. LAC test flight successful RED LETTER DAY, SAYS FERNANDES The Hindu, Chennai January 05, 2001
5. DETERRENT POWER A Nuclear Force Structure For India The Statesman, Kolkata January 06, 2001
6. India’s nuclear ambition and duplicity Dawn, Karachi January 07, 2001
7. PTAE-7 jet engine trial successful The Hindu, Chennai January 24, 2001
8. AGNI-II induction to begin this year The Daily News, January 01, 2001
9. Nuclear plants untouched The Times of India, New Delhi January 31, 2001
10. Foreign tie-ups in nuclear arena mooted The Hindu, Chennai January 06, 2001
Nuclear Cooperation
11. MoUS IN TOURISM, CULTURAFIELDSL SIGNED India to assist Vietnam in nuclear research  The Hindu, Chennai January 09, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
12. Sanction were mistake, says Celeste The Times of India, New Delhi January 14, 2001
Missile
13. BDL: a prime missile production agency The Hindu, Chennai January 05, 2001
14. One killed as missile fires accidentally The Hindu, Chennai January 05, 2001
15. India test nuclear-capable Agni II missile The Daily News, Colombo January 15, 2001
16. India test fires ballistic missile The New Nation, Dhaka January 18, 2001
17. India test fires 2nd Ballistic Missile The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 17, 2001
18. LAST MAJOR STP BEFORE INDUCTION Agni-II second test successful The Hindu, Chennai January 18, 2001

 

19. Agni-II test direct threat, says Pak The Asian Age, January 18, 2001
20. Agni-II puts India firmly in N-club The Times of India, New Delhi January 18, 2001
21. India test-fires Agni II, Pakistan cries foul The Statesman, Kolkata January 18, 2001
22. New Delhi test-fires Nuclear capable Agni-II   Dawn, Karachi January 18, 2001
23. Missile test no message to Pakistan: official The Daily News, Colombo January 19, 2001
24. Agni may be inducted in arsenal soon: Fernandes The Hindu, Chennai January 19, 2001
25. AGNI-II TEST A STEP IN SELF- DEFENCE Onus is on Pak., says PM  The Hindu, Chennai January 19, 2001
26. And now, Agni-II Dawn, Karachi January 19, 2001
27. Indian missile test no blow to peace: Musharraf  The Independent, Dhaka January 20, 2001
28. India: missile test not to escalate arms race The Daily News, Colombo January 20, 2001
29. Agni-II launch to test warming ties with China Dawn, Karachi January 21, 2001
30. The missile squadrons The Hindu, Chennai January 24, 2001
31. A Milestone called Agni-II Dawn, Karachi January 27, 2001
          Global Opinion
32. India told to shun Nuclear doctrine Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2001
33. LI PENG FOR PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO KASHMIR China to join India in fighting terrorism The Hindu, Chennai January 14, 2001
34. China will improve ties with India: Li Peng The Hindu, Chennai January 14, 2001
Economic Sanction
35. Sanctions on Nuclear research an error, says US envoy Dawn, Karachi January 14, 2001
PAKISTAN
Nuclear Build up
36. Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority established Dawn, Karachi January 23, 2001
37. Pak to set up nuclear regulatory authority The Asian Age, Kolkata January 24, 2001
38. Submarines may be equipped with Nuclear arms: PN chief Dawn, Karachi January 27, 2001
39. Pak subs may get nuclear arms: Aziz The Asian Age, Kolkata January 28, 2001
40. Spending on nuke capability waste of money: Asghar Dawn, Karachi January 29, 2001
Nuclear Cooperation
41. Li tells India: No nuke link with Pakistan The Asian Age, Kolkata January 12, 2001
42. No Nuclear arms for Pakistan: Li Peng Dawn, Karachi January 13, 2001
Missile
43. Pak. to test new missile in March The Hindu, Chennai January 05, 2001
44. Pak develops new ballistic missile The Asian Age, Kolkata January 05, 2001
45. Peace will not be hampered: Musharraf The Hindu, Chennai January 19, 2001
46. Pakistan to test-fire ballistic missiles Dawn, Karachi January 21, 2001
SOUTH ASIA
Nuclear Technology
47. The Pristine View Nuclear Waste – A Shadow Creeping Across The Earth The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 06, 2001 
48. Indo-Pak experts meet today to discuss N-risk reduction The Daily Star, Dhaka January 13, 2001
49. Accord on n-risk reduction The Hindu, Chennai January 17, 2001
50. Nuclear dialogue with Pakistan The Hindu, Chennai January 25, 2001
Nuclear Build up
51. The syndrome goes on Dawn, Karachi January 04, 2001
52. Kashmir, Nuclear issues linked to peace Dawn, Karachi January 14, 2001
53. Indo-Pak N-war to be suicidal The New Nation, Dhaka January 16, 2001
54. India’s charge baseless, says Pak. The Hindu, Chennai January 02, 2001
55. Pakistan and India swap Nuclear facilities’ lists Dawn, Karachi January 02, 2001
56. India, Pak exchange lists of nuclear plants The Times of India, New Delhi January 02, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
57. Pakistan and India swap nuclear target lists The Daily News, Colombo January 03, 2001
58. Atmosphere not conductive for talks: Vajpayee India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear sites The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 03, 2001
59. Indian team to discuss nuclear risk reduction with Pakistan The Independent, Dhaka January 11, 2001
60. India, Pakistan to hold N risk reduction talks The Independent, Dhaka January 11, 2001
61. Indo-Pak experts to discuss nuclear risk reduction The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 13, 2001
62. ‘New CTBT policy to destabilise S. Asia The Times of India, New Delhi January 12, 2001
63. Indian experts arrive to discuss Nuclear issue Dawn, Karachi January 12, 2001
64. Experts discuss Nuclear issue: Measures for building confidence emphasized Dawn, Karachi January 16, 2001
65. Pakistan calls for talks with India at UN conference The Daily Star, Dhaka January 27, 2001
66. South Asian N-free zone excluding India, Pakistan The New Nation, Dhaka January 30, 2001
67. For A Nuclear Free South Asia The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 31, 2001
68. N-disarmament must for peace in South Asia The New Nation, Dhaka January 31, 2001
69. Help make S. Asia N-free zone for peace, experts tell seminar The Independent, Dhaka January 31, 2001
Missile
70. Tamil Tigers acquire Stringer missile The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka January 02, 2001
71. Nuclear war threat in South Asia CIA prepares report for US President The Independent, Dhaka January 30, 2001
Global Opinion
72. Pentagon sees more Nuclear tests in South Asia Dawn, Karachi January 14, 2001
73. Pak. hopes Bush will reverse pro-India tilt The Hindu, Chennai January 21, 2001
74. CIA warns of Nuclear war threat in South Asia: Report to be presented to Bush Dawn, Karachi January 22, 2001