Short analysis of Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq's upcoming visits to China and North Korea, with discussion of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Pakistan's nuclear program.
August 13, 1985
Ciphered Telegram No. 214, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry
This document was made possible with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)
The point is rather that Pakistan would like to join the World Nuclear Association, in which India has been a member for several years and for which a certain level of nuclear capacity is necessary. Nevertheless, India was prepared for all contingencies, the vice-president said.
According to the information I received from another source, Pakistan is working on the preparations for manufacturing an atomic bomb, but India is doing so in an even more serious way. India intends to manufacture an atomic bomb, and it is waiting only for a suitable political situation or pretext.
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Information on the current status of both Pakistan and India's nuclear programs. The opinion of Indian Vice President Venkataraman is that Pakistan is lying about having already completed an atomic bomb.
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