Need to Secure Sea Lanes within the Indian Ocean Rim
Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.) · 30 Nov, 1999 · #295 · Commentary
The seizure of a hijacked cargo vessel on November 16, 1999 in the
Arabian Sea more than 450 miles off the
Goa coast after a hot pursuit by the Indian navy and coast guard was indeed a commendable job well received internationally. The...
National Disaster Management and the Armed Forces
N. K. Pant · 30 Nov, 1999 · #294 · Commentary
The immense human tragedy caused by the super cyclone which hit the coastal and adjoining districts of Orissa in October 1999 caught the local administrative machinery unawares despite the fact that timely warning of its movement over the
Zarein Ahmed · 30 Nov, 1999 · #293 · Commentary
The people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in South East Bangladesh have been demanding the revival of the former autonomous status of the region. The movement took a militant colour in the 1970s under the leadership of Manobendra Narayan Larm...
Developments in Pakistan I: Report of IPCS Seminar
Sonika Gupta · 29 Nov, 1999 · #292 · Commentary
Speakers: Gen. A. M. Vohra & Mr. P. R. Chari
Date of Seminar: 15 October 99
The discussion centered on a causal and predictive analysis of the coup in
Prabhakaran: Key to the LTTE
Sabil Francis · 29 Nov, 1999 · #291 · Commentary
November 26, 1999. Velupillai Prabhakaran becomes 45 years old today – a day that the LTTE commemorates as “Great Heroes Day”. It will remember the 50,000 martyrs who have died for Tamil Eelam and Prabhakaran will speak to the Ta...
No Compromise in Sri Lanka
Sabil Francis · 26 Nov, 1999 · #290 · Commentary
No matter who comes to power there is little chance of peace in
. What is happening in
is a war of the races. The LTTE began its struggle against the Sri Lankan state with the aim of creating a one-party socialis...
LTTE's Human Wave Tactics Redefine Guerrilla Warfare
Sabil Francis · 19 Nov, 1999 · #289 · Commentary
Two years after Operation Jaya Sekuri ("Sure Victory!"),
's bloodiest and longest military operation (May 1997-November 1998), the Sri Lankan army has lost almost all the territory it had captured to the LTTE. Next i...
Time for a Rethink of US Policy Towards India
Dr. Subhash Kapila · 19 Nov, 1999 · #288 · Commentary
The imperative for redefining the United States-India relationship, currently lies with the US in order to redress a previous failure of its South Asia policies but also in view of the chang...
Developments in Pakistan II: Report of IPCS Seminar
Sushil J Aaron · 17 Nov, 1999 · #287 · Commentary
Speaker: Mr. Vivek Katju
Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
Date of Seminar: 12 November 99
Mr. Vivek Katju began by stating that the nature of the Pakis...
SU-30s: Strategic Take-off Into Next Century
Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.) · 16 Nov, 1999 · #286 · Commentary
's proposed nuclear doctrine outlining the minimum nuclear deterrent, envisages a triad of missiles, submarines and aircraft as the delivery platforms for the weaponized atom.
is said to be providing an unspecified ...