July 22, 2005
This week's visit to Washington by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh solidified relations between two democracies too often estranged in earlier decades. But President Bush took the wrong path to a desirable goal, bowing to India's requests for assistance in developing nuclear energy but getting nothing in return, a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. Luckily, Bush alone cannot make the agreement reality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998 |
The shock waves caused by India's and Pakistan's nuclear breakout is a terrifying reminder that the U.S. addiction to nuclear weapons as a cornerstone of its military policy, coupled with its bankrupt efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation, is an utterly failed policy. North Korea has also been rattling its nuclear sabers, indicating that it may break its promise to forgo the nuclear weapons option.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992 |
The destruction of the Babri Mosque by Hindu extremists has raised the specter of fundamentalism in a subcontinent armed with nuclear weapons. If India is reeling from the killing fields of communal passion, violent anti-Hindu outrage in neighboring Pakistan threatens to rupture relations between the two countries. In retaliation for the outrage at Ayodhya, hysterical, rampaging mobs have burned down dozens of Hindu temples and shrines in Pakistan in the last two days.
June 11, 1985 |
The long-running "courtship of Rajiv Gandhi" is about to open in Washington after playing in Moscow, Cairo, Paris and Algiers. But the Indian prime minister's performance in the role of the world's most eligible nonaligned ruler was the rave of diplomatic circles here long before he took it on the road, beginning last month in the Soviet Union. He arrives in Washington today for a state visit and will meet with President Reagan at the White House on Wednesday.
April 15, 1999 |
The missiles that streaked across India and Pakistan this week highlighted the determination of the two South Asian countries to push ahead with their nuclear weapons plans--and the futility of U.S. efforts to stop them. On Sunday, Indian leaders proudly announced the successful test-firing of an advanced ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to targets in Pakistan and China.
September 28, 2003 |
A nuclear crisis is forming in the most volatile region on Earth. The International Atomic Energy Agency has demanded that Iran give a full and final accounting of its nuclear activities by Oct. 31, or risk action by the U.N. Security Council. Iran's eastern neighbor, Pakistan, and Pakistan's traditional rival, India, have already tested nuclear weapons. India's neighbor and rival, China, has been a nuclear power for many years.
February 22, 1999 |
The leaders of the world's two newest nuclear-armed nations agreed Sunday to a series of measures designed to cut the risk of war between the historical rivals. Prime Ministers Atal Behari Vajpayee of India and Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan capped a cordial weekend summit here, 20 miles from their border, by promising to warn each other of missile tests, swap information on nuclear strategy and refrain from testing any more nuclear weapons.
November 9, 2009 |
Ignoring Chinese protests, the Dalai Lama traveled to a disputed part of India near China's Tibetan border today as thousands of pilgrims braved cold weather to catch a glimpse of their spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama, who was sharply criticized by Beijing before the visit, expects to spend five days praying and instructing Buddhist worshipers in the monastery town of Tawang in the northern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. His last visit there was in 2003. China has accused the spiritual leader of making the trip to further the movement for an independent Tibet, a region that accounts for about one-sixth of Chinese territory.
May 14, 1998 |
India set off two more underground nuclear explosions Wednesday, defying overwhelming international condemnations, including President Clinton's decision to impose U.S. sanctions that could cost the Indians billions of dollars in aid. The Indian government said in a statement here that the underground tests complete the nation's nuclear program and indicated that it now stands ready to sign an international treaty banning nuclear tests.
September 27, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a relationship once thought to have near-unlimited potential. After a hard-fought battle in both countries to finalize the 2008 U.S.-Indian civil nuclear agreement - essentially allowing India to regain full international standing after it was sanctioned for testing nuclear devices in 1974 and 1998 - many on both sides of the Pacific expected ties to strengthen.