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    IAEA turn spotlight on India

    India or Pak neither could have proliferated more then US....

    http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031023051623.vbyeqa4o.html


    Top Indian nuclear expert helped Iran develop power plant: report

    NEW DELHI (AFP) Oct 23, 2003
    A leading Indian nuclear scientist is believed to have helped Iran build its nuclear power plant, a report said Thursday.
    The Hindustan Times said Dr Y.S.R. Prasad took up an assignment in Iran after he retired in July 2000 as head of the Nuclear Corporation of India.

    The revelations come as Tehran begins to yield to international demands to prove it is not developing nuclear weapons and to make a complete declaration of all its past nuclear activities.

    Iran had promised Tuesday to provide the information following talks in Tehran with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany.

    The Hindustan Times, quoting from a classified government document, said Prasad, who spent years working on India's atomic energy programmes, did not seek government permission to go to Iran.

    It said that while the scientist did not break any rules, the government was now seeking to make it compulsory for India's nuclear experts to seek government approval for foreign assignments.

    It quoted government sources as saying that while New Delhi and Tehran do have a strategic partnership, they do not collaborate in nuclear programmes.

    India stunned the world in 1998 by conducting five nuclear tests and declaring itself a nuclear power. Rival neighbour Pakistan conducted its own tests within days.

    Meanwhile, a director of an Indian company accused of exporting chemicals to Iraq for its missiles programmes has been denied bail in a New Delhi court, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

    Hans Raj Shiv was arrested on Tuesday at Delhi's international airport when he arrived from a trip abroad.

    He and his company NEC Engineers, are charged with aiding Saddam Hussein's attempts to rearm Iraq by supplying prohibited materials.

    #2
    http://dailymailnews.com/200311/07/news/111.html

    Indo-Iran nuke cooperation confirmed

    DM Monitoring

    NEW DELHI—Investigations have confirmed that Dr. YSR Parsad, former Chairman of Nuclear Corporation of India, took up an assignment in Iran after his retirement in July 2000 and helped Iran in building up technical and physical infrastructure for its nuclear power plants.

    In addition to this, the Indian media has also confirmed the exchange of scientists between India and Iran in the past. The revelation has come at a critical time, because presently Iran is under great pressure from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to prove to it that Iran's nuclear programme is a peaceful one.

    Iran has already declared that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes and has promised to provide fullest support to the IAEA inspectors. India on the other hand had created a problem for Iran, by first assisting it then

    admitting about its support through media. The motive behind this Indian move is to create a rift between the Islamic world, because Pakistan has the nuclear capability and is a declared nuclear weapon state, but she abides by all the international norms regarding the transfer of the nuclear technology, which is prohibited under international law.

    It has also been discovered that the scientists who assisted Iran, were picked up by President Abdul Kalam, who himself a top Indian scientist, and went there with his personal recommendation. This proves the direct involvement of the Indian President in Iran's nuclear programme.

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      #3
      The Hindustan Times, quoting from a classified government document, said Prasad, who spent years working on India's atomic energy programmes, did not seek government permission to go to Iran.

      Hmmm...and both India and Pakistan have just reiterated that they will not sign the NPT or CTBT.

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        #4
        Very interesting...
        Unity, Faith & Discipline....
        --Jinnah

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          #5
          Originally posted by ZulfiOKC:
          Very interesting...
          Maybe not as interesting for the pro-India West.

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            #6
            Re: IAEA turn spotlight on India

            Originally posted by Abdali:
            India or Pak neither could have proliferated more then US....

            http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031023051623.vbyeqa4o.html


            Top Indian nuclear expert helped Iran develop power plant: report

            NEW DELHI (AFP) Oct 23, 2003
            A leading Indian nuclear scientist is believed to have helped Iran build its nuclear power plant, a report said Thursday.
            The Hindustan Times said Dr Y.S.R. Prasad took up an assignment in Iran after he retired in July 2000 as head of the Nuclear Corporation of India.

            The revelations come as Tehran begins to yield to international demands to prove it is not developing nuclear weapons and to make a complete declaration of all its past nuclear activities.

            Iran had promised Tuesday to provide the information following talks in Tehran with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany.

            The Hindustan Times, quoting from a classified government document, said Prasad, who spent years working on India's atomic energy programmes, did not seek government permission to go to Iran.

            It said that while the scientist did not break any rules, the government was now seeking to make it compulsory for India's nuclear experts to seek government approval for foreign assignments.

            It quoted government sources as saying that while New Delhi and Tehran do have a strategic partnership, they do not collaborate in nuclear programmes.

            India stunned the world in 1998 by conducting five nuclear tests and declaring itself a nuclear power. Rival neighbour Pakistan conducted its own tests within days.

            Meanwhile, a director of an Indian company accused of exporting chemicals to Iraq for its missiles programmes has been denied bail in a New Delhi court, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

            Hans Raj Shiv was arrested on Tuesday at Delhi's international airport when he arrived from a trip abroad.

            He and his company NEC Engineers, are charged with aiding Saddam Hussein's attempts to rearm Iraq by supplying prohibited materials.
            as seems everything was done overtly after he retired from the service and that too without any thing transfered. that is not the case with other issues:-).
            then too the company NEC was reprimanded and not pardoned off as happeneing in some other parts of the world. law takes it own course.
            whereas other incidents happened with full govt support, this thing has been a personal employment by a scientist that cannot be restricted. then all those of u in US, will have to return back.

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              #7
              Irani bohot chalaak hain, getting help from all quarters, at this rate I woud not be surprised if they had israel helpng them too
              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Fraudz:
                Irani bohot chalaak hain, getting help from all quarters, at this rate I woud not be surprised if they had israel helpng them too
                As if they have not done that before huh? Lest people forget how Khomeini and the Ayatollahs were buying weapons from the Zionist enemy in the early 1980's.

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                  #9
                  ^ oi guvner...i knew it, just wanted to be sarcastic rather than state it..was waiting for someone to take the bait before i open the can o whoop azz, but now you just spoiled my whole plan...ya party pooper..
                  The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Malik73:


                    As if they have not done that before huh? Lest people forget how Khomeini and the Ayatollahs were buying weapons from the Zionist enemy in the early 1980's.

                    These bearded mullahs turned out to be quite smart. They got the technology from every Tom Dick and Harry. A 1000 MW reactor from Russkies. Centrifuge from pakis and God knows what from India. According to several intelli sources it is just a matter of time for Iran to come out like NK and announce its radio active rod to the world. The question is not IF they will but who will be running the show when they do... where there is a will there is a way.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Abdali:
                      These bearded mullahs turned out to be quite smart.
                      Indeed, they did turn out to be quite devious, while foaming at the mouth against Israel, they did backdoor deals with them.. Nice.
                      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                        #12
                        Interesting response by India to the nuclear fallout from the AQK case. In the past they would have seized on it and trumpeted it to the world as a proof of Pakistan's status as a rogue nation. This time it was fairly guarded and even a statement to the effect that Pakistan was not the only country involved in proliferation. Both sides seem to be realising that there's not much to gain from unnecessary games of one-upmanship any more and are looking at the bigger picture instead.

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                          #13
                          I was glad to hear their response. That's how neighbors should react ... keeping the south Asian spirit alive.
                          • India steers clear of nuclear row

                            By Sanjoy Majumder
                            BBC News Online correspondent in Delhi

                            India has been uncharacteristically reserved in its response to revelations that a top Pakistani scientist leaked nuclear secrets to several countries.
                            Both sides are keen not to antagonise the other A year ago, Indian officials would have jumped to add their voice to the chorus of international condemnation.

                            It would have afforded an easy opportunity to snipe at its long-term rival - bitter exchanges between the two are a recurring sideshow at many global forums.

                            But clearly, this time, both countries have staked their fortune on a much larger gaming board.

                            With their recent rapprochement over Kashmir and the first round of peace discussions scheduled for next week, neither side can afford to queer the pitch.

                            It is not Pakistan alone which needs to be blamed
                            Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha


                            On Friday, 48 hours after Pakistani scientist AQ Khan publicly confessed to leaking nuclear secrets, Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha indicated that the matter would not end there.
                            "There are issues which will have to be debated by the IAEA and elsewhere and resolved so that we have more responsible behaviour from countries which have nuclear capability," he said.

                            Kashmir pressure

                            But in a remarkable scaling down of even that level of criticism, Mr Sinha said on Monday that many other countries were involved in spreading nuclear technology.

                            "I would like to say what it clearly demonstrates is that there is a flourishing black market in nuclear technology.

                            "It is not Pakistan alone which needs to be blamed for this," he told Reuters Television.

                            Many observers say that India clearly has the Kashmir peace talks in mind.


                            "Sinha's measured comments are a clear reflection of the Indian decision not to milk the recent revelations to score political points over Islamabad," writes The Times of India's Siddhartha Varadarajan.
                            With India approaching general elections, the governing Bharatiya Janata Party is keen to highlight the India-Pakistan détente in its campaign for re-election.

                            Delhi is also aware that any sharp comment from its side could invite a strong reaction from Islamabad - potentially damaging the peace process.

                            Nuclear understanding

                            There are some who believe Pakistan's crisis has in any case worked to India's advantage.

                            It poses a direct security threat in our region and we have to state our concerns upfront
                            The Hindu's Amit Baruah
                            "It highlight's India's position as a responsible nuclear power," says Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta.
                            India and Pakistan have also often spoken with one voice during global nuclear policy discussions.

                            On Sunday at an international security conference in Munich, both countries announced that they had no plans to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

                            Speaking together at a press conference, Indian National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra and Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri said they would do the utmost to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

                            Despite the apparent goodwill between the two sides, there are some in India who want Delhi to take a stronger stance.

                            Amit Baruah, diplomatic correspondent at The Hindu, says that the revelation that a Pakistani scientist was involved in nuclear proliferation is not one to be taken lightly.

                            "It poses a direct security threat in our region and we have to state our concerns upfront."

                            Acknowledging that India may not wish to upset its equation with Pakistan at the moment, he suggests another way out.

                            "We could pursue this through multilateral talks, through the IAEA and ensure that there's full accountability for what Pakistan has been doing," he told the BBC.
                          I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
                          - Robert McCloskey

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Madhanee:
                            Actually Ahmadji Bhaijan, give a little more credit to India than that. They are not dumb enough to pound on an almost dead elephant.

                            You bloody 84% Indian.
                            Its 5-0-1 in worldcup.
                            Its good to be world champions again.
                            And we though Aussies were invincible.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Abdali:



                              These bearded mullahs turned out to be quite smart. They got the technology from every Tom Dick and Harry. A 1000 MW reactor from Russkies. Centrifuge from pakis and God knows what from India.
                              I am sure if Iran get in a hole, they will be ratting on these countries as well? Maybe they already have?

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