PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES
IN SOUTH ASIA
March 2000

Contents
BANGLADESH
Nuclear Technology
1. Nuclear Plant is Dangerous Dhaka The Financial Express, March 23, 2000
Nuclear Cooperation
2.

Clinton's Visit: Accords on energy, likely to be signed 

The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 14, 2000
Non-proliferation
3. Dhaka ratifies CTBT The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 08, 2000
4. Bangladesh ratifies CTBT The Independent, Dhaka March 08, 2000
5.

Instrument of CTBT ratification deposited on UN

The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 13, 2000
Global Opinion
6. Diplomats laud Dhaka for CTBT ratification The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 09, 2000
INDIA
Nuclear Build up
7. Credible minimum n-deterrent vital: PM The Hindu, Madras March 06, 2000
8. India to maintain nuclear deterrent The daily Star, Dhaka March 06, 2000
9. N-deterrence needs  hard  decisions The Times of India, New Delhi March 13, 2000
10. Vajpyee says India to maintain Nuclear deterrence Dawn, Karachi March 06, 2000
11. Dangerous nuclear uncertainties The Hindu, Madras March 13, 2000
12. India’s hegemonic designs Dawn, Karachi March 30, 2000
Nuclear Cooperation
13. Accord on use of N-power likely during Clinton’s visit The Independent, Dhaka March 11, 2000
14. Commitment to nuke disarmament guided by strategic autonomy: Vajpayee The Daily News, Colombo March 07, 2000
Nuclear Non-proliferation
15. No bid at quick-fix N-solution says Naresh Chandra The Statesman, Calcutta March 12, 2000
16. Indian PM says won’t sign CTBT under pressure The Daily News, Colombo  
17. India will not bow to pressure on CTBT: Jaswant The Hindu, Madras March 16, 2000
18. India won’t buckle under pressure on CTBT: Jaswant Singh The Daily News, Colombo March 17, 2000
19. The Clinton visit & disarmament The Hindu, Madras March 18, 2000
20. No CTBT pledge to US: Vajpayee The Asian Age, Calcutta March 19, 2000
21. India will not CTBT during Clinton’s visit: PM The Daily News, Colombo March 20, 2000
22. Vajpayee rules out signing of CTBT The Hindu, Madras March 19, 2000
23. Talks must go beyond non-proliferation The Hindu, Madras March 22, 2000
24. No breakthrough yet in CTBT issue, renewal of talks with Pakistan The Independent, Dhaka March 22, 2000
25. Sonia, Clinton discuss n-issues The Hindu, Madras March 23, 2000
26. Sonia backs NDA stand on CTBT,N-deterrence The Times of India, New Delhi March 23, 2000
Missile
27. US satellite hunts for Agni, Prithvi The Asian Age, Calcutta March 19, 2000
Economic Sanction
28. US ban on arms sales to India stays The Hindu, Madras March 03, 2000
Global Opinion
29. Give up n-program China tells The Hindu, Madras March 08, 2000
30. Security talks end: China asks India to roll back Nuclear plan Dawn, Karachi March 08, 2000
31. India, China to talk despite differences The Hindu, Madras March 09, 2000
32. India sore over Chinese advice to US The Hindu, Madras March 11, 2000
33. ‘Don’t corner India on n-issue’ The Hindu, Madras March 15, 2000
34. Delhi must address n-issues: The Hindu, Madras March 16, 2000
35. USA accepts our N-deterrence rights: Jaswant The Statesman, Calcutta March 19, 2000
36. Clinton lauds India, calls for nuclear restraint The Hindu, Madras March 23, 2000
37. Clinton asks India to step back from N-buildup, endorse CTBT The Independent, Dhaka March 23, 2000
Nuclear Build up
38. The issue of nuclear command Dawn, Karachi March 06, 2000
39. Pakistan’s Nuclear site images released Dawn, Karachi March 16, 2000
40. Pakistan nuclear facility  photos on internet The Times of India, New Delhi March 16, 2000
41. Not scared by Pak missile: Jaswant The Times of India, New Delhi March 17, 2000
42. Pak. not to roll back nuclear capability The Hindu, Madras March 20, 2000
43. Pakistan says picture shown on Internet was ‘old’ one The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 22, 2000
44. Nuclear regulatory authority okayed Dawn, Karachi March 28, 2000
Nuclear Cooperation
45. Chinese N cooperation with Pakistan destabilizing: India The New Nation, Dhaka March 10, 2000
46. India warns China The Independent, Dhaka March 10, 2000
Nuclear Non-proliferation
47. Lahore: Benefits linked to CTBT signing self-deception, says Qazi Dawn, Karachi March 16, 2000
48. Nuclear issue, return to democracy to be discussed The New Nation, Dhaka March 22, 2000
49. Pakistan not to conduct more Nuclear tests: envoy Dawn, Karachi March 28, 2000
Missile
50. Pindi lays groundwork for nuclear missiles The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 16, 2000
51. US knew about sale of M-11s Pak The Hindu, Madras March 24, 2000
SOUTH ASIA
Nuclear Technology
52. India, Pak making advanced nukes: CIA The Asian Age, Calcutta March 25, 2000
Nuclear Build up
53. US foresees more Nuclear tests Dawn, Karachi March 05, 2000
54. India, Pakistan increasing stocks of weapons grade plutonium, enriched uranium: Report The Times of India, New Delhi March 08, 2000
55. Vajpayee, Musharraf rule out N-war The Times of India, New Delhi March 13, 2000
56. Indo-Pak N-war ruled out The New Nation, Dhaka March 13, 2000
57. India, Pakistan dismiss fear of  nuclear war The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 14, 2000
58. We need an anti-nukes movement The Independent, Dhaka March 15, 2000
59. Clinton’s visit unlikely to avert  nuclear war The Statesman, Calcutta March 19, 2000
60. Imperatives of N-deterrence Dawn, Karachi March 20, 2000
61. Nuclear threat looms over S. Asia, warns ABC The Times of India, New Delhi March 22, 2000
62 Pak vs. India: Nuclear power The Asian Age, Calcutta March 22, 2000
Nuclear Non-proliferation
63. CTBT and the South Asian reality The Independent, Dhaka March 03, 2000
64. Indo-Pak  tension, NPT, trade & terrorism to top agenda The daily Star, Dhaka March 12, 2000
65. What awaits America at a nuclear conference The Statesman, Calcutta March 13, 2000
66. India, Pak will both get a nudge towards CTBT The Asian Age, Calcutta March 25, 2000
67. American mediation in South Asia The Hindu, Madras March 16, 2000
68. Saying ‘no’ to the arms race Dawn, Karachi March 20, 2000
69. Clinton will caution India, Pakistan to curb N-arms race The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 20, 2000
70. Bangladesh, South Asia and Nuclear War The Independent, Dhaka March 10, 2000
Missile
71. Indo-Pak leaders dismiss fear of N-war over Kashmir The daily Star, Dhaka March 13, 2000
72. Clinton seems firm to pull S Asia back from N-arms race The daily Star, Dhaka March 22, 2000
73. A South Asian issue too The Hindu, Madras March 23, 2000