PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

May 2001

Contents

Bangladesh
Nuclear Build Up
1. New frigate set to join naval fleet The Daily Star, Dhaka May 01, 2001
2. The energy sector- the nuclear option The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka May 04, 2001
3. A makes maiden public flight The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka May 28, 2001
INDIA
4. War games to hone Army skills against nuclear backdrop The Times of India, New Delhi May 01, 2001
5. IAF practises against N-arms backdrop at war games The Daily Star, Dhaka May 09, 2001
6. PM, Jaswant slam DRDO The Statesman, Kolkatai May 12, 2001
7. L & T building part of N-submarine The Statesman, Kolkata May 29, 2001
8. Nuclear reactors meet all safety requirements The Hindu, Chennai May 01, 2001
Nuclear Build Up
9. India war games near border soon: Troops to get N-strike training Dawn, Karachi May 01, 2001
10. India begins war games near Pakistan border The Daily Star, Dhaka May 06, 2001
11. Indian army tests its fire power The Hindu, Chennai May 11, 2001
12. We owe our people a minimum n-deterrent: PM The Hindu, Chennai May 12, 2001
13. Kalam: no testing of N-weapons The Statesman, Kolkata May 12, 2001
14. Purna Vijay: is war inevitable Dawn, Karachi May 15, 2001
15. India’s military branches squabble for control of nuclear button The New Nation, Dhaka May 16,2001
16. India, China discuss US N-doctrine The Times of India, New Delhi May 18, 2001
17. India wanted to parade might Dawn, Karachi May 21, 2001
18. Delhi to integrate nuclear, defence & intelligence setups Dawn, Karachi May 24, 2001
19. UDelhi doesn’t rule out a war with Pakistan The Daily Star, Dhaka May 28, 2001
Nuclear Co-operation
20. India, Russia defence ties of track The Hindu, Chennai May 03, 2001
21. US to resume military ties with India The Times of India New Delhi May 04, 2001
22. India, Israel to hold security dialogue The Hindu, Chennai May 16, 2001
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
23. India may like Bush n-energy policy The Hindu, Chennai May 21, 2001
24. Playing second fiddle The Hindu, Chennai May 04, 2001
25. Delhi backs Bush plan for N-arms cut and new security regime The New Nation, Dhaka May 12, 2001
26. End of India’s nuclear thunder Collusion with nuclear offence The Daily Star, Dhaka May 15, 2001
27. India to honour Southeast Asia N-free pact: Vajpayee The Daily Star, Dhaka May 17, 2001
28. India backs ASEAN’S nuclear-free status The Daily News, Colombo May 17, 2001
Missile
29. India, Russia to discuss NMD The Hindu, Chennai May 01, 2001
30. India for constructive approach on doctrine The Hindu, Chennai May 04, 2001
31. Our approaches coincide:Ivanov Indian support for NMD not at Russia’s cost The Hindu, Chennai May 05, 2001
32. Cold war comeback learn to live with NMD The Times of India, New Delhi May 07, 2001
33. Cong. Against antagonising China on NMD The Hindu, Chennai May 08, 2001
34. ‘Support to U.S. missile system a surrender’ The Hindu, Chennai May 09, 2001
35. Big on Symbolism But the Devil’s ina NMD’s Detail The Times of India, New Delhi May 08, 2001
36. Anti-nuke activists attack pro-NMD line The Asian Age, Kolkata May 10, 2001
37. India to dispel Beijing’s doubts The Hindu, Chennai May 13, 2001
38. Defence Ministry debating deal with U. S. over NMD The Hindu, Chennai May 13, 2001
39. Confusion reigns over India’s stance on US missile defence The Daily Star, Dhaka May 13, 2001
40. Russians in India to testfire anti-aircraft missile The Daily Star, Dhaka May 13, 2001
41. Another Sino-Indian bid to generate trust The Hindu, Chennai May 17, 2001
42. Missile defence & strategic stability The Hindu, Chennai May 17, 2001
43. India’s response to the NMD The Hindu, Chennai May 25, 2001
Economic Sanction    
44. India hopeful of early lifting of US sanctions The Daily Star, Dhaka May 04, 2001
Global Opinion    
45. Nuclear Bush fire could burn India The Asian Age, Kolkata May 01, 2001
Pakistan    
Nuclear Technology    
46. Qadeer terms acquiring of nuclear technology a miracle Dawn, Karachi May 27, 2001
Nuclear Build Up    
47. Third anniversary of nuclear tests Dawn, Karachi May 28, 2001
48. Consensus on nuclear programmea says CE Dawn, Karachi May 28, 2001
49. Nuclear tests third anniversary Celebrated Dawn, Karachi May 29, 2001
Missile    
50. Pakistan, China oppose US missile shield The New Nation, Dhaka May 14, 2001
South Asia    
Nuclear Build Up    
51. Complete nuclear lunacy? The Daily Star, Dhaka May 10, 2001
52. Pakistan, India test-bed for N-deterrence theory: IISS Annual Report Dawn, Karachi May 17, 2001
Nuclear Non-proliferation
53. India, Pakistan urged to do away with N-armament: Moot on denuclearization Dawn, Karachi May 20, 2001
54. Can South East Asia encourage South Asia in nuclear non-proliferation? The Daily Star, Dhaka May 22, 2001
Missile    
55. U. S. missile system will not save India: Pak. Scientists The Hindu, Chennai May 16, 2001
Economic Sanction    
56. Rethinking on sanctions Dawn, Karachi May 20, 2001
Miscellaneous    
57. N- war games: India pulps Pakistan  after taking initial hits The Times of India, New Delhi May 08, 2001
58. Destabilizing South Asia Dawn, Karachi May 14, 2001
59. US may play ties card on India: Just solution to Kashmir dispute Dawn, Karachi May 17, 2001
60. NMD: a paradigm shift Dawn, Karachi May 28, 2001
61. NUCLEAR HAZARDS Need For Confidence Building Measures The Statesman, Kolkata May 30, 2001