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Press Release on media reports about a US Government

New Delhi
November 12, 1999

We have seen media stories about a report from the US Administration to the US Congress. It is not our general practice to comment on such reports. We have been engaged in an on-going dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation issues with the United States and other interlocutors.

These talks are predicated on India's maintaining a minimum credible nuclear deterrent. At the conclusion of the last round of the Indo-US talks held in Delhi from January 29-31, 1999, both sides expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the talks. The next round of the Indo-US talks will be held in London on November 16-17, 1999.