Dec 14 2002
Press Releases & Briefings

Ministerial Meeting of select NAM countries in South Africa - December 12-14, 2002 December 10, 2002

Transcript of Press Briefing by the Official Spokesperson December 09, 2002

Calendar of Events 2002

Outgoing Visits

Nov 4-8, 2002

Prime Minister's Visit to Combodia and Laos

Oct 7-13

Prime Minister's to Cyprus, Denmark and UK

Sep 22-25

Prime Minister's to the Maldives

Aug10-12

EAM visits Afghanistan

Aug 4

EAM visits Bhutan

July 29-1Aug

EAM visits Brunei

July 10-12

EAM visits Maldives and Sri Lanka.

June 2-5

Prime Minister's Visit to Kazakhstan
Incoming Visits

Dec 3-5

Visit of President of Russia

Nov 5, 2002

Visit of President of the Republic of Croatia

Oct 16-18

Visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia to India

Oct 2-5

President of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Leonid Kuchma visits India

Aug 12

Visit of the the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Syria, Dr. Farouq Al Shara arrived in New Delhi

Aug 7

Visit of His Excellency Mr. Askar Akaev, President of Kyrgyz Republic

Aug 4-8

Visit of His Excellency Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor,the Pres of Ghana

July 27

Visit of the US Secretary of State

June 24-28

Visit of Secretary Supreme National Security Council (SNCS) of Iran to India

June 23- 28

Visit of the King of Nepal
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News and views

Putin visit has strengthened ties: PM
Times of India


'Pacts with Russia will cement ties'
The Pioneer


US tried to stop Pak terror: Brajesh Mishra
The Indian Express


UK backs India for permanent UN seat
The Tribune


News and views

The world thinks well of Bush, Vajpayee, Putin
The Indian Express


The Putin visit
The Hindu


Trivialising SAARC
The Tribune


So much for talk of an Asian triangle
The Statesman


Dirty business
The Pioneer

Best of the Web
Nuclear Duplicity From Pakistan


The New York Times
EDITORIAL
December 2, 2002

Few countries have improved their standing in American eyes as dramatically as Pakistan has in the past two years. Long shunned by Washington for its links to terrorism, its nuclear weapons program and autocratic military rule, Pakistan became a valued ally, mainly by abandoning its support of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Now Pakistan's reputation is threatened once again. American intelligence agencies have recently confirmed that Islamabad provided indispensable help to North Korea's secret nuclear weapons program. That program threatens 100,000 American troops in Asia along with the people of Japan and South Korea.

Pakistan secretly developed nuclear weapons in the 1980's and 90's, but lacked the longer-range missiles required to threaten India's main cities and military bases with nuclear attack. North Korea had such missiles, but it needed nuclear bomb-making technology that could be easily concealed underground to prevent American satellite detection.

Times staff writer Paul Watson has reported that security forces detained more than 3,000 Pakistanis in sweeps of local extremist groups but that at least 1,300 have been released, often after merely signing promises of good behavior. Among those freed were leaders of groups that Musharraf has banned -- one accused of killing minority Shiite Muslims and another believed responsible for launching terrorist attacks against neighboring India..

Pakistan provided Pyongyang with the perfect solution by sharing design plans of the uranium enrichment technology it had stolen from the West and used in its own secret nuclear program. In exchange, Pakistan got North Korean missile components, which Pyongyang also ships to Iran, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Egypt.

Neither country has shown the least hesitation about placing unconventional weapons in the hands of dangerous dictators. Pakistan claims to have ended its exchanges with North Korea, but the United States spotted a Pakistani plane picking up North Korean missile parts as recently as last summer. The Bush administration has warned Islamabad of unspecified "consequences" of this reckless traffic.

Pakistan's actions are not those of a reliable partner. Washington must make plain to its leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, that continued behavior of this sort will not be tolerated.


MEA Bulletin Board
Interview

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Interview to special correspondent Vladimir Kulikov from Interfax for IZVESTIA December 3, 2002

Statements & Press Conferences

Joint Statement India-Canada Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism
New Delhi: December 11, 2002

Joint Press Interaction Of H.E. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Of India And H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President Of The Russian Federation Held At Hyderabad House
At 1830 Hours On 4th December, 2002

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