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  • Kargil and Beyond
    Sushil J Aaron    ·   29 Jul, 1999    ·    #235    ·    Commentary    
    The Chair outlined the following issues that need to be considered in the light of the conflagration in Kargil.     ·                &nb...
  • Kargil: An Operational Update upto 25 July 1999
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   28 Jul, 1999    ·    #234    ·    Commentary    
    General     The Pak Army gradually withdrew to its side of the Line of Control (LoC) except from three pockets and some isolated positions which it still holds on the Indian side. Incidents of terrorism have considerably in...
  • Science and Social Responsibility in the New Millennium
    Arpit Rajain    ·   28 Jul, 1999    ·    #233    ·    Commentary    
    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor...
  • Playing Nostradamus with Pakistan
       ·   22 Jul, 1999    ·    #232    ·    Commentary    
    A country's future cannot descend like manna from heaven. It is determined by the past, or what, philosophically, could pass off for the collective karma. Hence, to make any forecast one would need to briefly touch upon the present state of Pa...
  • The Plight of Ex-Servicemen and War Widows
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   22 Jul, 1999    ·    #231    ·    Commentary    
    One of the unfortunate fallout of Pakistan's well planned armed intrusion on the Drass-Kargil-Batalik axis of the LoC and our army's subsequent successful intense operations to dislodge the well-entrenched enemy forces has been an increase...
  • Lessons from Kargil: Relearn the Art of Patrolling
    Maj. Gen. Yashwant Deva (Retd)    ·   22 Jul, 1999    ·    #230    ·    Commentary    
    In a candid interview to a defence correspondent, GOC 15 Corps has  admitted that patrols sent out by the Army failed to detect  Pakistani intrusions because these had been launched along nullahs  rather than ridgelines. The focus w...
  • Dynamics of Religion and Nationalism in Tibet
       ·   20 Jul, 1999    ·    #229    ·    Commentary    
    Tibet , the name conjures up visions of spirituality, exotica and mysticism. But beneath it ethno-nationalism is fermenting in Tibet which should serve as a model for traditional societies engaged in nation-building processes. The u...
  • Kargil: An Operational Update upto 18 July 1999
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   20 Jul, 1999    ·    #228    ·    Commentary    
    General     As a sequel  to the  Clinton- Sharif talks Pakistan ’s Director General of Military Operations [DGMO]  met his Indian counter part at the Attari border on 11 July to work out  th...
  • Analyzing American Approach to Kargil Conflict
       ·   17 Jul, 1999    ·    #227    ·    Commentary    
    Washington 's stand on the current Pakistani offensive in Kargil is distinct from its traditional approach towards the half-a-century old Kashmir problem.     This is not the first time that Pakistan ...
  • 3rd IPCS Round Table discussion on the Kargil Crisis
    Sushil J Aaron    ·   15 Jul, 1999    ·    #226    ·    Commentary    
    The seminar held on July 9th, prior to Pakistan 's announcement of its withdrawal from Kargil, addressed the following issues. See previous reports of the Ist Round Table discussion on Kargil and 2nd Round Table discussion on Kargil (LI...
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