August 29, 1988 |
Restoration of peace in Afghanistan should return the question of control of nuclear weapons to the top of U.S. policy objectives in South Asia, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee aide said in a report released Sunday. For more than a quarter century, Washington sought, with only limited success, to halt the development of nuclear arms by India and Pakistan, the report said. But in the 1980s, the Afghanistan conflict increasingly dominated U.S.
January 11, 1988
British Defense Secretary George Younger said that London is prepared to supply India--without conditions--with advanced military hardware, including its latest Jaguar and Sea Harrier jet fighters as well as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Press Trust of India reported. Younger, on the third day of a five-day visit to India, said that discussions with military officials in New Delhi have opened a "wide scope for further cooperation . . . in the field of defense."
December 7, 1987 |
Soviet-built MIG-29 fighter aircraft were formally inducted into India's air force Sunday, and the country's defense minister said the new planes make it one of the most modern forces in the world. The Press Trust of India said India's air force is the first outside the Soviet Union to be equipped with the all-weather interceptor, which the North Atlantic Treaty Organization calls the Fulcrum.
August 13, 1988 |
Pakistan, long troubled by India's naval buildup, has struck a deal to lease up to eight of the 16 U.S. Navy frigates that are being retired for budgetary reasons, officials said Friday. The ships being offered to Pakistan are Garcia and Brooke class frigates built in the mid-1960s. Lt. Barbara Kent, a Navy spokeswoman, said Congress on Thursday was informed of the deal in a letter from Rear Adm. Thomas C. Lynch, the Navy's chief of legislative affairs.