President Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan stated that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assurance that India is dedicated to respecting Pakistan’s territorial integrity is extraordinarily encouraging. Nevertheless, the reassurance must be supplemented by bodily gestures, he stated. The PM’s assurance was conveyed by means of a letter despatched by Exterior Affairs Minister P V Narasimha Rao. Zia didn’t say what he wished India to do to complement the reassurance. “It’s so that you can decide,” he instructed journalists. He, nevertheless, made it a degree to emphasize that India being the larger nation ought to try to make sure a way of safety amongst its neighbours. He stated as a soldier he was extending a hand of friendship with India and was trying ahead to tension-free relations between the 2 nations.
Rohini, the 40-kg satellite tv for pc, launched into house on the car SLV-3 D 1 prematurely ended its temporary spin on June 9. It re-entered the ambiance and burn out. The primary developmental satellite tv for pc mission thus got here to surprising finish, 9 days after its blast-off from Sriharikota.
Battle clouds hover on Nagaland once more. Studies filtering in from the Indo-Burma border and intelligence grapevine signifies that except one thing spectacular is achieved by the Union Dwelling Ministry within the coming days, the delicate peace in Nagaland would possibly come to an finish. The experiences recommend that the Muivah-Isak underground group of rebels is planning to launch an assault after the rains are over. This group has by no means hooked up any significance to the Shillong Peace Accord.
Sri Lanka Emergency
The Sri Lankan authorities has lifted the post-election emergency imposed on June 4. Calm has returned to Jaffna, in accordance with authorities sources.