Wednesday, January 14, 2004

India in for the MDS?

India might want to be part of the missile defense shield:

Australia and India said yesterday they would join the Bush administration in developing a missile defense, adding to a growing coalition of nations willing to fund, research and possibly deploy a shield against rockets fired by terrorists and rogue states.


In New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee announced an agreement with the United States this week that would give India access to previously off-limits technology, including nuclear, space-related and other high technologies.

The agreement, which President Bush also announced at the Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico, included a provision to expand dialogue with India on missile defense.

The announcements follow recent decisions by Canada and Japan to participate in U.S. efforts to develop a working missile shield.

Remember when it was thought that this radical US program would start a huge arms race and threaten international security?


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