India-Pakistan: January 5, 2004


Bhutan is handing over captured Indian rebels to India. Thirty rebel camps have long operated openly in Bhutan along the Indian border, and all have now been captured by the Bhutanese army. Large quantities of ammunition, food and other goods were seized at the camps. Most of the 3,000 Indian rebels fled further into Bhutan, others crossed the border into India. The actions by Bhutan has crippled many of the tribal separatist organizations and may cause some of them to consider negotiating peace agreements. 

India is buying another $2 billion worth of weapons from Russia, including 28 Mig-29k fighters and 6 Kamov 31 anti submarine helicopters. Also included in the deal are spare parts for India's fleet of MiG-21 fighters and better technical support for it's high tech Su-30 warplanes. India also has a deal worth $2.1 billion to build six French designed Scorpene submarines. Billions more are being spent on pilot training, and new equipment for the infantry.

Libyan insiders admit that they bought the technical information needed to build an atomic bomb from Pakistan. Earlier investigations in Pakistan discovered that Pakistani scientists had sold technical details on building nuclear weapons to Iran. A lot of this technology was stolen from European countries by Pakistani scientists and engineers working in Europe. 


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