PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

March 2001

Contents

BANGLADESH

Nuclear technology

1. Nuclear monitoring The Independent, Dhaka March 03, 2001
INDIA
 

Nuclear build-up

   
2. Nuclear Pretensions Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 03, 2001
3. Privatized unit linked to Indian Dawn, Karachi March 03, 2001
4. Defence chiefs to outline India’s                N-command The Daily Star,Dhaka March 05, 2001
5. N-option for protection : PM The Hindu, Chennai March 07, 2001
6. China’s threat forced India to go nuclear Dawn, Karachi March 10, 2001
7. India’s big power ambition Dawn, Karachi March 12, 2001
8. Indian PM says to  build consensus on nuclear arms The Daily News, Colombo March 14, 2001
9. Motive behind this build-up Dawn, Karachi March 17, 2001
10. Nuclear doctrine necessary Sonia The Hindu, Chennai March 19, 2001
11. Nuclear deterrent can meet any threat, says India Dawn, Karachi March 27, 2001
 

Nuclear non-proliferation  

   
12. India unmoved by Pak. line on CTBT The Hindu, Chennai March 22, 2001
13.

  India tests Akash missile                      

The Daily Star, Dhaka  March 09, 2001
 

Missile

   
14. Development of Agni II: India’s              The Daily Star, Dhaka March 12, 2001
15.

India set to conduct rocket test                 for satellite launch

The Daily Star, Dhaka  March 26, 2001

Space Programme

16. India’s space programme receives  a jolt Flames engulf rocket at take off stage The Independent, Dhaka March 29, 2001
 

Miscellaneous 

   
17. Caught with hands in the cookie jar Dawn, Karachi March 29, 2001
 

PAKISTAN

   

Nuclear Technology

18. ‘Pak developing n-weapons     The Hindu, Chennai    March 26, 2001
19.

‘Pakistan has edged past India in              N-capability’                                  

 The Statesman, Kolkata March 26, 2001   
20.

Nuclear programme to be consolidate : EC

 Dawn, Karachi    March 28, 2001 
21.

The man who refused Sitara-I-Imtiaz

 Dawn, Karachi    March 30, 2001 
22. National Command Authority        Dawn, Karachi    March31, 2001
23.

Pak. capable of more nuke tests: Khan

The Hindu, Chennai    March 12, 2001
 

Nuclear Build up

   
24.

Musharraf reaffirms nuclear  programme after reshuffle               

The Daily Star, Dhaka  March 14, 2001
25. Pak. evolves nuclear doctrine  The Hindu, Chennai     March 20, 2001
26.

Pak. military displays might on National Day                                     

The Times of India,New Delhi  March 24, 2001
27.

Pakistan’s second N-plant opens tomorrow

The Daily Star, Dhaka  March 28,2001
28.

CE to inaugurate Chashma Nuclear power plant

Dawn, Karachi    March 28, 2001
29.

Pak opens new nuclear power plant at Chashma

The Asian Age, Kolkata March 30, 2001 
30.

After Chashma another Nuclear plant in 7 years: Ishfaq

Dawn, Karachi    March 30, 2001
31.

Pak nuclear body carries out full review of security 

The Asian Age, Kolkata March 31, 2001 
32. ‘Missile tech transfer discussed with Peng’ The Asian Age, Kolkata March 9, 2001 
33. Chinese team arrives for plant opening        Dawn, Karachi    March 28, 2001
34. Pakistan, China move closer as nuclear plant opens The Independent, Dhaka March 30, 2001
 

Nuclear Cooperation

   
35. Pak leader hails Chinese helpwith Pakistan’s N-power plant The Daily News, Colombo March 1, 2001
36.

Pakistan commissions Chinese-built N-plant

The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka  March 31, 2001
37. Annan to discuss Pak democracy, nuclear tension & Taliban issue Four-nation South Asia tour begans today The Daily Star, Dhaka March10, 2001
38.

Pak decides to case out top nuke scientist

The Times of India, New Delhi March 12, 2001  
 

Nuclear non-proliferation

   
39.

Qadeer, Ishfaq made Musharraf’s advisers 

Dawn, Karachi  

March 12,2001    

40.

Pak nukes not to be rolled back

The Times of India, New Delhi March 14, 2001
41.

Musharraf to discuss CTBT with politicians

The Asian Age, Kolkata March 18, 2001
42.

Pak army agrees to sign CTBT: report

The Statesman, Kolkata March 21, 2001
43. Islamabad’s green signal to CTBT: Report The Times of India, New Delhi  March 21, 2001
44. CTBT Sweesaw The Times of India, New Delhi March 28, 2001
45. Musharraf: Pakistan to maintain minimum deterrence The Daily News, New Delhi March 28, 2001
46. Musharraf for minimum deterrence The Daily News, New Delhi March 28, 2001
 

Missile

   
47. Pakistan navy tests missile The Daily News, Colombo March 01, 2001
48. Pak testfires indigenous Anza missile The Asian Age, Kolkata March 28, 2001
 

Economic Sanction

   
49. FM sees change in Japan stance: Understanding on sanctions growing Dawn, Karachi   March 19, 2001
50. Citizens and the debt burden  Dawn, Karachi March 29, 2001
 

Miscellaneous

   
51. ‘Article on N-capability speculative’   The Asian Age, Kolkata March 27, 2001
 

SOUTH ASIA

   
 

Nuclear Technology

   
52. Offers to help resume talks on Kashmir Annan asks Delhi, Pindi to sign N-test ban treaty The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka March 17, 2001
53. CTBT and South Asia The Asian Age, Kolkata March 25, 2001
 

Nuclear non-proliferation

   
54.

A-bomb survivor asks Pakistan, India to work for peace

Dawn, Karachi March 21, 2001
 

Global Opinion

   
55. Risk reduction talks between India and Pakistan Handling the nuclear gene in South Asia The Daily Star, Dhaka March 04, 2001
 

Miscellaneous

   
56. Defence outlays in South Asia s Dawn, Karachi  March 10, 2001
57.  UN chief in South Asia  The Daily Star, Dhaka     March 12, 2001
58. Military spending in South Asia  Dawn, Karachi  March 28, 2001