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    China aids Pakistani, 'rogue' missile programs, CIA says

    china is continuing its anti-indian policies
    by helping islamabad.
    China aids Pakistani, 'rogue' missile programs, CIA says
    By Bill Gertz
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES


    China continued to send "substantial" assistance to Pakistan's missile program during the first half of 2000 and also aided missile programs in Iran, North Korea and Libya, according to a CIA report. Top Stories
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    "Chinese missile-related technical assistance to Pakistan continued to be substantial during this reporting period," the CIA said in its semiannual report to Congress on arms proliferation.
    The report said that Chinese missile assistance is helping Pakistan move rapidly toward full-scale production of short-range ballistic missiles that are solid-fueled —meaning they can be launched on short notice.
    "In addition, firms in China provided missile-related items, raw materials, and/or assistance to several other countries of proliferation concern — such as Iran, North Korea and Libya," the report said.
    The Clinton administration last year waived U.S. economic sanctions against China for its missile sales after gaining a promise that Beijing would not sell missiles or components to anyone seeking nuclear-delivery vehicles.
    "The Clinton administration refused to sanction China even in the teeth of overwhelming evidence of violations," said Gary Milhollin, director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. "The question now is whether the Bush administration will do anything about it."
    The report comes after a public dispute between the United States and China over Beijing's development of a fiber-optic communications network connecting Iraq's air-defense network.
    The report also said that U.S. intelligence agencies "cannot rule out" intelligence reports that China is continuing to assist Pakistan's nuclear-weapons programs — despite a pledge by Beijing in May 1996 to halt support to nuclear facilities in Pakistan operating outside international controls.
    The report covering the first six months of 2000 is required by law. In addition to Chinese arms proliferation, the report also states that:
    • Russia sold ballistic-missile goods and technology to China, Iran, India and Libya, and its efforts to curb dangerous arms sales to rogue states "remain uncertain."
    "Russian entities during the first six months of 2000 have provided substantial missile-related technology, training and expertise to Iran that almost certainly will continue to accelerate Iranian efforts to develop new ballistic missile systems," the report said.
    • Moscow also is a major supplier of conventional arms to China, India, Iran, Syria, Libya and North Korea.
    • Iraq is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by converting Czech L-29 trainers into pilotless jets. The UAV could be used to deliver chemical or biological weapons. Iraq also has rebuilt key elements of its missile production facilities and is rebuilding chemical weapons plants.
    • Syria is seeking to purchase nuclear material from Russia that could help Damascus develop nuclear weapons. A joint Russian-Syrian nuclear cooperation program was drawn up in January 2000.
    • Libya is expanding its missile program since sanctions were lifted last year and is seeking a medium-range-missile capability. Tripoli also is seeking to acquire material and equipment for biological weapons. Russia and Libya resumed joint nuclear cooperation last year.
    Regarding North Korea, another major arms proliferator identified in the report, the CIA said Pyongyang is continuing to buy material for its missile program and also sought to buy technology with nuclear weapons applications.
    "During the first half of 2000, Pyongyang sought to procure technology worldwide that could have applications in its nuclear program," the report said. "But we do not know of any procurement directly linked to the nuclear weapons program."
    Under the 1994 Agreed Framework, North Korea was supposed to have halted its nuclear weapons program in exchange for nuclear power reactors considered less useful in nuclear arms applications.
    Henry Sokolski, director of the private Non-Proliferation Policy Education Center, said the report shows the need for the new Bush administration to do more to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction and missiles.
    "This report only highlights even further why we not only will need to strengthen defenses, including missile defense, but to renew our nonproliferation efforts," Mr. Sokolski said.


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    #2
    So whats your point, As if russia is not helping india.

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      #3
      ofcourse we need help to counter the chinese
      move. india need also israelis help since it is going to affect them also in the long run

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        #4
        Each country must look after it's own self-interest. If it's in China's interest to share missile technology with Pakistan, then they will do so.

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          #5
          Originally posted by rvikz:

          USA is continuing its anti-islam policies
          by helping israel.
          USA aids Israel, 'rogue' missile programs, CIA says
          By Bill Gertz
          THE WASHINGTON TIMES


          USA continued to send "substantial" assistance to Israel's missile program during the first half of 2000 and also aided missile programs in Israel, Israel and Israel, according to a CIA report. Top Stories
          • Bush will tell Americans they can have it all
          • Powell to push easing of sanctions
          • GOP introduces plan to allow oil drilling in Alaska
          • USA's rights record worsens
          • Again, Bush wins recount of ballots in Florida
          • Abortion rights group loses appeal on rule book


          "American missile-related technical assistance to Israel continued to be substantial during this reporting period," the CIA said in its semiannual report to Congress on arms proliferation.
          The report said that US missile assistance is helping Israel move rapidly toward full-scale production of short-range ballistic missiles that are solid-fueled —meaning they can be launched on short notice.
          "In addition, firms in USA provided missile-related items, raw materials, and/or assistance to several other countries of proliferation concern — such as Israel, Israel and Israel," the report said.
          The Clinton administration last year waived U.S. patted itself on the back for its missile sales after gaining a promise that Israel would use them on Palestinian civilians left and right.
          "The Clinton administration refused to sanction itself even in the teeth of overwhelming evidence of violations," said Gary Milhollin, director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. "The question now is whether the Bush administration will do anything about it."
          The report comes after a public dispute between the United States and the world over USA's development of a fiber-optic communications network connecting Israel's air-defense network.
          The report also said that U.S. intelligence agencies "cannot rule out" intelligence reports that USA is continuing to assist Israel's nuclear-weapons programs — despite a pledge by USA in May 1996 to halt support to nuclear facilities in Israel operating outside international controls.
          The report covering the first six months of 2000 is required by law. In addition to USA arms proliferation, the report also states that:
          • USA sold ballistic-missile goods and technology to Israel, Israel, Israel and Israel, and its efforts to curb dangerous arms sales to rogue states "remain uncertain."
          "American entities during the first six months of 2000 have provided substantial missile-related technology, training and expertise to Israel that almost certainly will continue to accelerate Israeli efforts to develop new ballistic missile systems," the report said.
          • Washington also is a major supplier of conventional arms to Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel and Israel.
          • Israel is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by converting Czech L-29 trainers into pilotless jets. The UAV could be used to deliver chemical or biological weapons. Israel also has rebuilt key elements of its missile production facilities and is rebuilding chemical weapons plants.
          • Israel is seeking to purchase nuclear material from USA that could help Tel Aviv develop nuclear weapons. A joint US-Israeli nuclear cooperation program was drawn up in January 2000.
          • Israel is expanding its missile program since sanctions were lifted last year and is seeking a medium-range-missile capability. Tel Aviv also is seeking to acquire material and equipment for biological weapons. Israel and USA resumed joint nuclear cooperation last year......


          I think you get the picture. Such one sided reports are bible to the americans and torah to israelis. To the rest of the world, they are what they really are.....dog doody.

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            #6
            rivkz wrote:

            ofcourse we need help to counter the chinese
            move. india need also israelis help since it is going to affect them also in the long run
            then we need help to counter Russian help
            also and I think we are fairly justified to
            do so in the light of whatever you wrote
            above.

            There are many countries indian missile / nuclear program depands on for the core
            components.. Here is an article from Feb 27, 2001
            times of india.

            http://www.timesofindia.com/today/27indu4.htm


            India's N-arms programme continuing, says CIA
            WASHINGTON: India is continuing its nuclear weapons development programme and relies on foreign assistance for key missile and dual-use technologies, which it gets from entities in Russia and western Europe, the CIA claimed in its semi-annual report to Congress.

            "India continues its nuclear weapons development programme for which its underground nuclear tests in May 1998 were a significant milestone," it said in the report - 'Acquisition of technology relating to weapons of mass destruction and advanced conventional weapons'.

            India, the American Central Intelligence Agency claimed, continues to rely on foreign assistance for key missile and dual-use technologies, where "it still lacks engineering or production expertise in ballistic missile development."

            Entities in Russia and western Europe remained primary conduits of missile-related technology transfers during the first half of 2000, it said.

            "The acquisition of foreign equipment could benefit New Delhi in its efforts to develop and produce more sophisticated nuclear weapons," it said, adding "India obtained some foreign assistance for its civilian nuclear power programme during the first half of 2000, primarily from Russia."

            The CIA claimed that India is continuing an across-the-board modernisation of its armed forces through advanced convention weapons (ACW), mostly from Russia, although many of its key programmes have been plagued by delays.

            Despite overall improvements in Russia's economy, the CIA said, the state-run defence and nuclear industries remain strapped for funds, even as Moscow looks to them for badly needed foreign exchange through exports.

            "We remain very concerned about the non-proliferation implications of such sales in several areas. Monitoring Russian proliferation behaviour, therefore, will remain a very high priority," it added.

            The CIA said that Russian entities during the reporting period continued to supply a variety of ballistic missile-related goods and technical know-how to countries such as Iran, India, China and Libya.

            It also said that Russia remained a major supplier of conventional arms, adding Moscow's commitment, willingness and ability to curb proliferation-related transfers "remain uncertain." (PTI)



            [This message has been edited by PureLand (edited February 27, 2001).]
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