April 5, 1992 |
Deep inside India's most secretive research center, sheltered between the Trombay Hills and a backwater cove of the Arabian Sea, R. Chidambaram leaned against a 50-foot conference table one recent morning and was astonishingly open about the work going on in the strange, unmarked buildings nearby.
April 14, 1999 |
Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile today capable of carrying a nuclear warhead into India, confirming a new and dangerous confrontation between the historic enemies. Pakistan's test came just a few days after a similar missile test by India, whose Agni II missile is said to be able to carry nuclear warheads to targets across Pakistan and China. The Pakistani missile has a range of about 1,250 miles; the Indian missile can travel 1,500 miles.
May 11, 1996 |
China agreed Friday not to cooperate with Pakistan's clandestine nuclear program, a step that allowed the Clinton administration to withhold sanctions that otherwise would have been mandatory under U.S. law, the State Department announced.
February 29, 1996 |
The Export-Import Bank is suspending until March 27 new loan guarantees for U.S. projects in China, a move that could hurt American investors as well as China's economy. The bank acted Wednesday at the request of Secretary of State Warren Christopher. It gives the Clinton administration time to obtain Beijing's explanation for reports that it sold technology to Pakistan that can be used in making nuclear weapons.
January 19, 1992 |
In May, 1990, as India and Pakistan careened to the brink of war over the disputed region of Kashmir, U.S. intelligence picked up unmistakable signals that the two nations were preparing to use nuclear weapons against each other. Pakistan was hastily assembling atomic bombs from components it had produced and stockpiled as part of a clandestine weapons program launched in the early 1970s. At the same time, India was readying its nuclear weapons for delivery by aircraft against Pakistani cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1987 |
In what was described as a major export violation case, a federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Southern California couple and a Hong Kong importer on charges of illegally shipping nearly $1 million in sophisticated electronic equipment to Pakistan. The indictments charge that the couple, Arnold I. and Rona K.
May 19, 1998 |
In a joint half-hour telephone conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair appealed Monday for Pakistan to resist growing domestic pressure to detonate a nuclear device. Clinton, underscoring the pressure on his own administration to prevent a new nuclear arms race, told reporters: "We've got to find a way out of this."
September 16, 1998 |
In a game of nuclear bluff, both India and Pakistan exaggerated the number and size of the nuclear weapons each nation detonated earlier this year, overstating the power of the atomic bombs by a factor of four, according to the first independent scientific accounting of the controversial tests. Two of the five nuclear explosions announced by the Indian government may never have taken place, the analysis released today concluded.