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by arun
27 Feb 2004 15:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 68127

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

Seems as though the Pakistan / North Korea connection is the flavour of the day. From the Jakarta Post, by a senior fellow at the NDU. Nothing earth shaking though nor any mention of a North Korean Chagai test : Fallout of Pakistani revelations on North Korea weapons trade. Further some rumblings of...
by arun
27 Feb 2004 15:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 68127

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

From the NYT piece, Pakistan May Have Aided North Korea A-Test: Another said some evidence suggested the plutonium was older than the North Korean program. Come on Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos et al. Having moved from a postion that the PU originated from a source outside the Pakistani nuclear tes...
by arun
20 Feb 2004 17:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 68127

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

Well, well, now fissile material and one more so far unadmitted shipment of centrifuge parts, all on General Musharraf’s watch. Extract from the Malaysian Police press release : 13.1 Around 2001, the nuclear arms expert informed BSA TAHIR that a certain amount of UF6 (enriched uranium) was sent by a...
by arun
18 Feb 2004 21:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Inspired by Rangudu's action in writing to the CFR and remaining somewhat disatisfied with the resulting amendment to the article, I too e-mailed the CFR as follows : I refer to your article, " The Pakistan Network" . In the article you mention, India "could be trading nuclear information on the bla...
by arun
16 Feb 2004 09:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by Rak: Interesting plan. I thought the ISI would use a plane crash or something like that to get rid of Khan. A plan not entirely without merit. If he survives, it provides an inbuilt fall back of not permitting any further "debrifing" by the IAEA etc. The Pakistani's can recoil ...
by arun
16 Feb 2004 09:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Originally posted by cshankar:
here is the dawn link dawn link for AQK heart-attack
Thanks. I stand corrected.
by arun
16 Feb 2004 09:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

AQ Khan suffers heart attack, condition critical: Report

The interesting bit is that this PTI story quotes Dawn, but I could not find the story on Dawn.

Presumably the heavy hand of Pakistani censorship has descended on Dawn.
by arun
15 Feb 2004 15:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Someone mentioned that BB was silent. So here goes an article from Washington Times by Desikan Thirunarayanapuram :

Bhutto skeptical military innocent in nuke ring .
by arun
14 Feb 2004 09:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

From Singapore's Straits Times : The nuclear road from Pakistan to Pyongyang In a televised confession last week, Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan said he had sold nuclear secrets to Libya, Iran and North Korea. More disclosures about the Pakistan-North Korean connection are likely as global ef...
by arun
13 Feb 2004 08:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 62596

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

The Perkin Elmer "triggered spark gap" story, which the Pakistani's where trying to illicitly obtain, inches along.

FBI in SA for nuclear probe.
by arun
10 Feb 2004 20:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 67732

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

The Dragon deigns to take notice of its ally's shenanigan's complete with pre emptive(?) statement that it has nothing to do with the proliferation : China pledges opposition to proliferation on reported Pakistani-N. Korea deal (AFP) 10 February 2004 BEIJING - China Tuesday reacted to revelations No...
by arun
10 Feb 2004 20:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 67732

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

John Bolton in San Francisco Chronicle: Nuclear know-how feared widespread U.S. concerned Pakistani secrets are circulating James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, February 10, 2004 The administration's top arms control official said Monday the United States is concerned that a nuclear weap...
by arun
09 Feb 2004 15:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 67732

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

Carol Giacomo's article in Reuters which reported, “ American nuclear experts grouped as the "U.S. Liaison Committee" have spent millions of dollars to safeguard more than 40 weapons in Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. “, seems to have got the Pakistani’s hot under their collars. Presumably the “nook nu...
by arun
07 Feb 2004 20:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 62841

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Colin Powell’s interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board February 3, 2004 : QUESTION: On Pakistan, you've leaned pretty hard on Musharraf to crack down on A.Q. Khan and his friends. What will satisfy you in terms of a result there? Are you looking for A.Q.K. to be isolated? Are you lookin...
by arun
06 Feb 2004 17:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 62841

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Jack Straw's take : Pakistan Nuclear Threat 'Different' to Iraq - Straw Iraq’s alleged proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was “a different situation” from Pakistan’s spread of nuclear arms secrets, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today. Straw, at a press conference in New Delhi, said Ira...
by arun
05 Feb 2004 19:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 62841

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Well,it is a done deal now : Pakistani Leader Pardons Nuke Scientist ``There's a written appeal from his side and there's a pardon written from my side,'' Musharraf said at a news conference. From the same Associated Press link, turns out the Malysian company, presumably linked to the seized centrif...
by arun
02 Feb 2004 13:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 58599

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by jarugn: Xerox Khan's final confession http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/02/international/asia/02STAN.html Good to see the issue of Pakistan proliferating to North Korea reawaken from its slumber given its younger vintage and potential overlap with the Generals regime, with Dr. A.Q...
by arun
28 Jan 2004 22:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu: Originally posted by SSridhar: [b]This is another lie. Pakistan and China agreed on transfer of M-11 missiles in 1988, much before Pakistan even placed orders for the F-16 in 1989. Anything to substantiate this?[/b] Rangudu, Adding one more citation for 1988 to that pr...
by arun
28 Jan 2004 12:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by SSridhar: Tim's Post In 1990, the United States canceled F-16 aircraft sales to Pakistan. Without these jets, Pakistan looked elsewhere for missiles that could carry nuclear weapons. This is another lie. Pakistan and China agreed on transfer of M-11 missiles in 1988, much befor...
by arun
27 Jan 2004 06:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

PPP blames Musharraf for nuke transfer : LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples’ Party has written a letter to all foreign embassies in Pakistan asking them to hold President Pervez Musharraf accountable for the transfer of technology, instead of Pakistani nuclear scientists, since he was controlling the com...
by arun
26 Jan 2004 17:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by manku thimma: "In reality, these private networks allow states to hide," Therese Delpech, the French member of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), told Radio France International. "Naturally, it’s not the Pakistani state that is goin...
by arun
25 Jan 2004 09:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Jang of 25 Jan. Foreign accounts having proceeds from N-technology transfer found Top scientist’s contacts with Dubai-based gold trader also under probe "By Kamran Khan KARACHI: Foreign accounts used to deposit the proceeds from the transfer of some nuclear technology to Iran have been traced back ...
by arun
23 Jan 2004 21:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 61334

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Full Text of General Musharraf's interview with CNN.

Largely proliferation related with India and Afghanistan thrown in.
by arun
19 Jan 2004 06:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Sources: Nuclear scientists questioned in Pakistan From Syed Mohsin Naqvi CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) --Authorities in Pakistan are questioning three former army officers and four people in the country's nuclear program as part of an investigation into the possible spread of the country's nuclear...
by arun
16 Jan 2004 21:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Press Center Briefing on January 14, 2004 : QUESTION: Haider Masood. I represent Dawn of Pakistan. Sir, recently, I mean, (inaudible) there have been accusations in the American press about media, about Pakistan sharing its nuclear secr...
by arun
14 Jan 2004 13:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

An old piece by Seymour Hersh dating back to 1993 in the New Yorker. Apparently resurrected by New Yorker in view of Pakistan’s current nuclear proliferation shenanigans, with the added blurb stating, “In this piece from 1993, Seymour M. Hersh takes a prescient look at Pakistan’s nuclear proliferati...
by arun
13 Jan 2004 21:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

More on the story of the aborted attempt to smuggle Perkin Elmer "triggered spark gaps" to Pakistan. Nothing particularly earthshaking though :

US charges SA man over nukes.

Arrest at DIA illuminates nuke technology fears.

Israeli goes free on bail.
by arun
10 Jan 2004 09:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Posting in full : DIA arrest tied to nuke control law By Karen Abbott, Rocky Mountain News January 9, 2004 Federal authorities have a man from South Africa in custody for allegedly sending U.S.-made parts that can detonate nuclear weapons to Pakistan. Asher Karni, 50, of Cape Town, was arrested arou...
by arun
09 Jan 2004 13:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Libya denies nuclear links with Pakistan. Saiful Islam Qadhafi’s statement is a lot more tepid that the headline suggests : "It is possible that the Libyan and Pakistani traders may have made some contacts, but this does not at all mean that Pakistan as a state or its scientists were involved." Giv...
by arun
07 Jan 2004 18:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Secretary Powell, in two different places on the issue of Pakistani proliferation in this link. First Part : QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, given the importance of Pakistan to the United States in the war against terror, is there a reluctance on the part of the Administration to pursue all leads as to how...
by arun
04 Jan 2004 19:15
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 63298

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

From the Sunday Times UK via The Australian, quoting Colonel Gaddafi's son : Libya bought Pakistan N-plans By Michael Sheridan and Marie Colvin, The Sunday Times 05jan04 The son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has revealed that Libya bought plans to make a nuclear bomb from Pakistani scientists as part o...
by arun
24 Dec 2003 06:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 58450

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Originally posted by Div:
I saw a link earlier today or yesterday...on one of these threads but didn't click on it. So I'm not sure.
Are you perhaps referring to my post of Dec 22, 9.11 AM which had linked stories of the scientists going to Myanmar?
by arun
22 Dec 2003 20:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 58450

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

From Associated Press : Pakistan Investigates Whether Its Nuclear Scientists Involved in Arms Proliferation. And From Reuters : Father of Pakistan bomb questioned over Iran link. Pakistan's proliferation peccadilloes are certainly providing the momentum for a journalistic tour de force.
by arun
22 Dec 2003 20:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 58450

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Originally posted by Amber G.: Topmost news in New York Times: Inquiry Suggests Pakistanis Sold Nuclear Secrets From the above link: There are also investigations under way to determine if Pakistani technology has spread elsewhere in the Middle East and Asia, but so far the evidence involves largel...
by arun
21 Dec 2003 20:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 58450

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Originally posted by Calvin: Looks like the Libyan program was buit around centrifuges (a Pakistani trademark), and we know that the Ku Wol San was headed to Libya and Pakistan when it was stopped at Kandla. The tie in of the Libyan nuclear programme to Pakistan is already happening. Joseph Cirinci...
by arun
21 Dec 2003 09:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 89035

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Originally posted by Arthur Dent: What is the regulatory environment like in India? Can I start up the 'Kwiki Clone Shop' or the 'Customized Transgenic Pet Centre' ? Where does India stand compared to other countries in terms of research and capabilities in these areas? Now if you were planning to ...

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