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  • Kargil Crisis: A Sad Saga
    Arvind Kumar    ·   17 Jun, 1999    ·    #207    ·    Commentary    
    The Kargil imbroglio took place at a time when there was an immense feeling, not only among the citizens of India and Pakistan but also other nations, of a peaceful subcontinent. India initiated a number of measures includi...
  • The JVP Resurgence: Threat from within or a new Third Force
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   16 Jun, 1999    ·    #206    ·    Commentary    
    The JVP Resurgence The resurgence of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in the Provincial elections of April 1999 in Sri Lanka vindicated the last words of its JVP politburo member minutes before his death in 1989, that the JVP will...
  • Pakistan Army’s Strategy in Kashmir
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   16 Jun, 1999    ·    #205    ·    Commentary    
    There is a  grand design behind Pakistan ’s transgression of the Line of Control [LoC] in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir [J & K]. This Line has never been violated in the last 27 years. The LoC Agreement is en...
  • Kargil Crisis: Whose Failure?
       ·   15 Jun, 1999    ·    #204    ·    Commentary    
    The Pakistani adventure in Kargil has shocked the nation though the ceaseless activities of its ISI in India should have brought  home the point that nothing better could be expected. There has been a storm of allegations against the ...
  • Nepal Elections: Why not a Hung Parliament
    Mallika Joseph    ·   15 Jun, 1999    ·    #203    ·    Commentary    
    The third general elections to the Pratinidhi Sabha (Parliament) in Nepal held in May has decisively ended the coalition politics of the past four and a half years and provided a clear majority to the National Congress (NC) to form the nex...
  • Kargil and BJP's Nuclear Agenda
    PR Chari    ·   11 Jun, 1999    ·    #202    ·    Commentary    
    Press comments on the Pokharan tests on its first anniversary this year were less than ecstatic, even sombre and defensive. Many editorials noted with relief that India had weathered the economic sanctions, and was not politically isolated...
  • India looks set to embarass Clinton administration on CTBT
    Sushil J Aaron    ·   11 Jun, 1999    ·    #201    ·    Commentary    
    Two separate developments across the Atlantic have had their bearing on India ’s approach to the CTBT. The US has reawakened anti-Americanism amid the Indian intellectual class through NATO’s flawed action in Kos...
  • CTBT Article XIV Entry Into Force Clause
       ·   11 Jun, 1999    ·    #200    ·    Commentary    
    An important deadline will be reached in September this year pertaining to entry into force (EIF) of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).  The Treaty prohibits "any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion."...
  • Infiltration in Kargil Pakistan's Objectives and Strategies
    D Suba Chandran    ·   09 Jun, 1999    ·    #199    ·    Commentary    
    The major objective behind the current infiltration of the Pakistan backed militants seems to be in continuation with its larger goal of internationalising the Kashmir issue. Pakistan was always attempting to send militants...
  • Tibet and Indian Realpolitik Interests
       ·   09 Jun, 1999    ·    #198    ·    Commentary    
    The chain of errors in India ’s China policy started with New Delhi ’s failure to challenge the Chinese occupation of Tibet . The present strategic developments in Tibet is very dangerous for Indian...
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