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April 12, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
India's surprise test Sunday of a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead drew an ominous response from Pakistan's leaders, raising the specter of a new South Asian arms race. Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said that the missile launch was a matter of "deep concern" and hinted that his country would soon respond with a missile test of its own. "The decision will be taken in the coming days," Aziz said in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
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April 12, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indian government today test-fired a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to targets in China and Pakistan, a provocative move certain to inflame relations in the region. The test of the missile, named the Agni II, comes almost a year after the Indian government stunned the world by testing five nuclear warheads. Those tests prompted Pakistan to test its own nuclear warheads, and a prolonged international crisis ensued.
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April 12, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indian government today test-fired a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to targets in China and Pakistan, a provocative move certain to inflame relations in the region. The test of the missile, named the Agni II, comes almost a year after the Indian government stunned the world by testing five nuclear warheads. Those tests prompted Pakistan to test its own nuclear warheads, and a prolonged international crisis ensued.
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April 12, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
India's surprise test Sunday of a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead drew an ominous response from Pakistan's leaders, raising the specter of a new South Asian arms race. Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said that the missile launch was a matter of "deep concern" and hinted that his country would soon respond with a missile test of its own. "The decision will be taken in the coming days," Aziz said in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
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December 22, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
The top leaders of India and China declared Wednesday that a long-festering and still-unresolved border dispute will no longer be allowed to poison relations between the two nations. "Beginning with your visit, we can restore our relationship as friends," China's paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, declared to Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi upon greeting him at the Great Hall of the People.
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November 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Chinese and Indian officials will meet in New Delhi in mid-November for their eighth attempt to resolve disputes over their common border. Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhaoxing said Wednesday that Vice Foreign Minister Liu Shuqing will lead the Chinese delegation.
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December 17, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WITER
China and India ushered in a new era of cooperation Monday between the two most populous nations on the globe, endorsing a statement that made final their new partnerships in everything from border trade and regional diplomacy to outer space and the "new world order."
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June 15, 1993 | Mark Fineman
It wasn't much of an arms purchase, even by the modest standards of the remote little kingdom of Nepal. But when the Himalayan nation that has long viewed itself as "a yam wedged between the two mountains of China and India" announced plans to buy about 100 troop trucks and a few dozen antiaircraft guns from Beijing five years ago, officials in New Delhi reacted as though it was an act of war.
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December 23, 1988
China announced that it and India will establish a group to tackle a border dispute that flared into a brief war in 1962 and has poisoned relations between the world's most populous nations ever since. The agreement was announced at the end of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's historic visit to Beijing. Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhaoxing also said that good will fostered by the Gandhi visit could lead to a solution to the border issue "in the near future."
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February 2, 1991
IRAQ'S U.N. ambassador, Abdul Amir Anbari, said his nation sent letters to foreign ministers of all the nonaligned nations. He refused to discuss the contents. But Kuwait's ambassador said the letter urged governments to protest the allied bombardment of targets in Iraq. INDIAN Foreign Minister Vidya Charan Shukla flew to Beijing to seek China's support for a bid by the nonaligned nations to end the war. A PLO envoy is also in India.
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June 11, 1998 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the late 1960s, when China resisted international pressure to halt its neophyte nuclear weapons testing program, the regime here liked to quote a proverb from the ancient Zhou dynasty about inequities between powerful magistrates and the peasants they ruled. "The officials can burn down houses," the saying goes, "but the commoners are not even allowed to light their lamps."
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September 8, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the world's two most populous countries, China and India, signed an agreement here Tuesday to reduce tensions along their mountainous border, the site of a 1962 war and frequent military skirmishes. After daylong discussions, Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao and Chinese Premier Li Peng agreed to reduce troop levels and honor the existing line of control in the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India until a permanent border settlement can be reached.
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June 15, 1993 | Mark Fineman
It wasn't much of an arms purchase, even by the modest standards of the remote little kingdom of Nepal. But when the Himalayan nation that has long viewed itself as "a yam wedged between the two mountains of China and India" announced plans to buy about 100 troop trucks and a few dozen antiaircraft guns from Beijing five years ago, officials in New Delhi reacted as though it was an act of war.
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December 17, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WITER
China and India ushered in a new era of cooperation Monday between the two most populous nations on the globe, endorsing a statement that made final their new partnerships in everything from border trade and regional diplomacy to outer space and the "new world order."
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December 11, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chinese Premier Li Peng left here today for a six-day visit to India aimed at boosting bilateral ties and further easing the lingering rancor left from a 1962 border war. China and India, the world's two most populous countries, are likely to mark the visit by calling for a stronger voice in international affairs for the world's poorer nations. Speaking to reporters before his departure, Li noted that his trip comes as dramatic events unfold in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
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December 10, 1991
Chinese Premier Li Peng arrives here Wednesday for a six-day visit that is likely to further promote growing contacts between the world's two most populous nations. Li is due to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and other officials on a variety of issues, including the two nations' disputed Himalayan border.
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December 9, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
China indicated Thursday that recent diplomatic developments are bringing rapid improvement to its previously tense relations with the Soviet Union, India and Vietnam. Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhaoxing lauded planned Soviet troop withdrawals from Mongolia, announced that Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi will make a five-day visit to China beginning Dec.
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December 20, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi arrived here Monday on a visit intended to mark the end of 26 years of hostility between the world's two most populous nations. "I have come to renew our old friendship," Gandhi declared in a banquet speech Monday evening. "Stable and friendly relations between India and China will determine the destiny of our region--indeed, vitally influence the course of world history."
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February 2, 1991
IRAQ'S U.N. ambassador, Abdul Amir Anbari, said his nation sent letters to foreign ministers of all the nonaligned nations. He refused to discuss the contents. But Kuwait's ambassador said the letter urged governments to protest the allied bombardment of targets in Iraq. INDIAN Foreign Minister Vidya Charan Shukla flew to Beijing to seek China's support for a bid by the nonaligned nations to end the war. A PLO envoy is also in India.
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June 30, 1989 | From Reuters
China and India will open talks here today on their long-running border dispute, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday. A spokesman said the five-day talks will involve vice foreign ministers of the two countries and a joint working group on the boundary question. China and India fought a war over the dispute in 1962.
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