Establishing a credible deterrent
Lt. Gen. AM Vohra · 21 Apr, 1999 · #185 · Commentary
“Breaking News”, the BBC termed the test firing by Pakistan of Ghouri II on 14 April as likely to fuel an arms race between India and Pakistan. This firing was in retaliation to
’s testing its IRBM Agni II on 11 Apri...
Indo - Sri Lankan Relations : Post Pokhran-II: A Sri Lankan Perspective
Ameen Izzadeen · 07 Apr, 1999 · #184 · Commentary
realised the importance of
in its efforts to find a solution to the ethnic conflict in the island nation’s north and east,
has been giving greater weight to the
Indo - Russian Relations : Post Pokhran-II
KM Pari Valen · 07 Apr, 1999 · #183 · Commentary
since the Pokharan II tests have remained largely unaffected due to the continuation and convergence of their strategic interests of both the countries.
Indo - Sri Lankan Relations : Post Pokhran-II An Indian Perspective
Zarein Ahmed · 06 Apr, 1999 · #182 · Commentary
Twenty four hours after
India conducted a series of nuclear tests,
Sri Lanka expressed concern over missile and nuclear testing in the region. A Foreign Ministry release on May 14, stated that "
Sri Lanka notes with deep con...
Beseiging the Barricades: Indo - Sri Lankan Free Trade Agreement
N Manoharan · 06 Apr, 1999 · #181 · Commentary
signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in December 1998. The rationale for the FTA, its provisions, merits and demerits, and its implications for
and the SAFTA process is analysed b...
Afghan Peace Accord and its implications for Pakistan
Adnan Sattar · 06 Apr, 1999 · #180 · Commentary
The Ashkabad Agreement: As the dust settles on the painfully brokered Ashkhabad Accord, doubts have being raised about the success of the talks initiated at the Turkeman capital. In a surprise move, the Taliban militia which rules 90 per cent of t...
Sino-US Relations : A Fragile Consensus
· 04 Apr, 1999 · #179 · Commentary
As China and the United States enter the most contentious period of their relationship in this decade they are more conscious than ever of the degree to which each has become significant to the other’s interest. The White House views...
China - Pakistan Relations : Post Chagai
Bhartendu Kumar Singh · 04 Apr, 1999 · #178 · Commentary
’s nuclear tests made no adverse impact on
relations for two reasons. First, after the Indian tests on May 11 and 13,
was expected to provide a `matching r...
The Lahore Declaration
· 16 Mar, 1999 · #177 · Commentary
A meeting of the Friday Group was held in IPCS on March 5 on the "The Lahore Declaration." It was led by Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna and Mr. Anand Verma.
Indo-Pak Relations: Bus Diplomacy
· 12 Mar, 1999 · #176 · Commentary
The previous agreements between
and Pakistan- Tashkent and Shimla-did not lead to lasting peace betweeen the two countries. Thus, the
, Declaration is the third attempt to finally break the ice. Unlike