PRESS DIGEST ON NUCLEAR ISSUES

IN SOUTH ASIA

November 2000

Contents

BANGLADESH
Nuclear non-proliferation
1. Dhaka urges total ban on N-tests The Daily Star, Dhaka November13, 2001
INDIA
Nuclear Technology    
2. India’s technology priorities The Hindu, Chennai November 01, 2001
Nuclear Build up    
3. India to build Russian-aided nuclear power plant The New Nation, Dhaka November 05, 2001
4. Nuclear plant in Purulia The Times of India, New Delhi November 06, 2001
5. Russia helping India build air-defence shield The Statesman, Kolkatta November 12, 2001
6. No review of n-weapons policy Chidambaram The Hindu, Chennai November 16, 2001
7. ‘Pokhran provided a credible deterrent’ The Times of India, New Delhi November 16, 2001
8. ‘India’s nuclear arsenal absolutely safe’ The Daily Star, Dhaka November 13, 2001
Nuclear Cooperation    
9. Vajpayee to sign N-plant accord with Russia The Daily Star, Dhaka November 03, 2001
10. Russia ends India’s nuclear isolation The Hindu, Chennai November 06, 2001
11. JOINT STATEMENT CALLS FOR  COOPERATIVE SECURITY ORDER India, Russia sign declaration to Combat terrorism The Hindu, Chennai November 07, 2001
12. INDO-RUSSIAN SECURITY RELATIONS The Hindu, Chennai November 09, 2001
13. Russia breaks nuclear boycott on India Dawn, Karachi November 10, 2001
14. VAJPAYEE VISIT / NEW BILATERAL AGENDA IN PLACE Indo-U.S. talks on technology trade The Hindu, Chennai November 20, 2001
15. US keen to build military ties with India The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka November 17, 2001
16. Black will sees big future in Indo-US defence relations The Times of India, November 18, 2001
17. Ind-U. S. talks on n-safety soon: PM The Hindu, Chennai November 21, 2001
18. US, India ponder over nuclear ties Dawn, Karchi November 23, 2001
19. Copter did not buzz nuclear plant:US Pacific Fleet chief Says it was just following international Norms The Asian Age, Kolkata November 30, 2001
Nuclear non-proliferation    
20. India and the US-Russian alliance The Independent, Dhaka November 09, 2001
Economic Sanctions    
21. India to urge US to lift ban on arms sales The Daily Star, Dhaka November 05, 2001
22. ‘U. S. defence supplies may now be released’ The Hindu, Chennai November 11, 2001
23. US sanctions hit ALH project: Fernandes The Times of India, New Delhi November 23, 2001
Miscellaneous    
24. Russia to vie with U.S. for Indian arms market The Hindu, Chennai November 07, 2001
25. India, U. S. for ‘new strategic framework dialogue’ The Hindu, Chennai November 11, 2001
26. Us copter hovers near Kalpakkam N-plant The Times of India, New Delhi November 28, 2001
27. US copter flight near N-plant angers India Dawn, Karachi November 28, 2001
   
PAKISTAN    
Nuclear Technology    
28. Security stepped up at US nuclear facilities N-arsenal safe, says Pkistan Taliban refuses to meet Brahimi UN spokesman: envoy has no time for Militia The Statesman, Kolkata November 01, 2001
29. ‘Terrorists may exploit Pakistan’s N-facility’ Dawn, Karachi November 02, 2001
30. Nuclear secrets leakage reports trash, says Rashid Dawn, Karachi November 03, 2001
31. PROPONENT OF ISLAMIC SCIENCE BLLIEVRS DJINNS CAN HELP SOLVE THE ENERGY CRISIS US spooked by ‘spirited’ Pak nuke Scientist The Times of India, New Delhi November 03, 2001
32. Pak nukes safe, US to target all terrorists later: Rumsfeld The Asian Age, Kolkata November 06, 2001
33. Propaganda on nuke safety lamented Dawn, Karachi November 08, 2001
34. KANUPP design life extended for 20 years Dawn, Karachi November 08, 2001
35. PAEC can set up nuclear power plants on its own Dawn, Karachi November 09, 2001
36. Security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal The Hindu, Chennai November 10, 2001
37. Delhi offered talks on N-restraint: Strategic assets in safe hands: Musharraf Dawn, Karachi November 11, 2001
38. Nuclear assets are in safe hands Dawn, Karachi November 12, 2001
39. Pak Army holds bio, nuclear wargames The Asian Age, Kolkata November 14, 2001
40. Nuclear assets not at risk, says Rashid Dawn, Karachi November 27, 2001
Nuclear Build up    
41. N-assets in foolproof custody, says Pak. The Hindu, Chennai November 02, 2001
42. N-assets under foolproof controls: Sattar rejects analysts’ fears Dawn, Karachi November 02, 2001
43. Pakistan moves N-arms to six new locations The Independent, Dhaka November 12, 2001
44. Pakistan redeployed its N-arms after US anti-terror strikes The Daily Star, Dhaka November 12, 2001
45. ‘Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal redeployed at new sites’ Dawn, Karachi November 12, 2001
46. Pak redeploys nukes in 6 secret locations The Times of India, New Delhi November 12, 2001
47. Pak may have relocated N-weapons to Gilgit Times of India, New Delhi November 15 2001
Nuclear Cooperation    
48. Nuke scientists not handed over to US, says Pervez aide The Asian Age, Kolkata November 01, 2001
49. Terrorists N-threat focus on Pakistan The Times of India, November 02, 2001
50. 2 Pak nuclear scientists with Taliban link released The Daily Star, Dhaka November 05, 2001
51. Pak does not trust US with its N-weapons The Times of India, New Delhi November 05, 2001
52. FO makes no comment on Osama claim Dawn, Karachi November 11, 2001
53. Osama can’t have nukes, says President Dawn, Karachi November 12, 2001
54. UN corridors echo with Dawn report Dawn, Karachi November 12, 2001
55. U. S., Pak, agree to expand defence consultations The Hindu, Chennai November 12, 2001
56. Pakistan scientist met Laden twice The Times of India, New Delhi November 12, 2001
57. Taliban, Pak once a nuclear family The Statesman, Kolkata November 12, 2001
58. Nuclear Osama The Times of India, New Delhi November 13, 2001
59. NUCLEAR TERRORISM Brief Case Bombs Pose a New threat The Statesman , Kolkata November 21, 2001
60. Pakistan detains 2 N-scientists The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka November 27, 2001
61. Two nuclear scientists detained in Pakistan The New Nation, Dhaka November 28, 2001
62. Pak nuclear scientists probed on anthrax The Times of India, New Delhi November 29, 2001
Nuclear non-proliferation    
63. Japan to press Pakistan to sign CTBT The Daily Star, Dhaka November 01, 2001
64. ‘KASHMIR, A ROOT CAUSE OF TERRORISM Ready to fromalise n-test ban treaty with India: Musharraf The Hindu, Chennai November 12, 2001
Global Opinion    
65. Pakistan N-arms in safe hands: Rumsfeld Dawn, Karachi November 06, 2001
66. Western media obsessed with N-programme, says Wasim Dawn, Karachi November 12, 2001
Miscellaneous    
67. Presenting Pakistan in negative light Dawn, Karachi November 22, 2001
68. Interrogation of Nuclear scientist at US embassy condemned Dawn, Karachi November 25, 2001
69. Nuclear scientists’ case hearing adjourned Dawn, Karachi November 29, 2001
   
SOUTH ASIA    
Nuclear Build up    
70. India rules out nuclear arms race in sub-continent The New Nation, Dhaka November 01, 2001
Nuclear non-proliferation    
71. Benazir Bhutto urges Indo-Pak leaders to avoid nuclear conflict The Independent, Dhaka November 27, 2001
72. Benazir calls on India, Pakistan to de-escalate nuclear tension The Daily Star, Dhaka November 27, 2001
Miscellaneous    
73. P-5, India, Pak urged to review security at N-plants Nuclear facilities likely target of Attacks: ILEA The Statesman, Kolkata November 02, 2001
74. ‘U.S. BOMBING MUST STOP’ India committing state terrorism in J & K Musharraf The Hindu, Chennai November, 09, 2001