· 11 May, 1998 · #85 · Commentary
George Fernandes is an exceptional and fascinating personality in Indian politics. A socialist and once the leading labour leader of Mumbai, he follows his ideologue, the late Dr. Lohia and his formulations on socialism and social transformation i...
Bringing Prithvi Down to Earth The Capabilities and Potential Effectiveness of India's Prithvi Missile
· 11 May, 1998 · #84 · Commentary
This article summarises our technical evaluation of the effectiveness of India’s Prithvi missile. Our work, based on descriptions in newspapers, journals and magazines, suggests that if Prithvi is armed with conventional warheads and used ...
Visit to India of General Fu Quanyou, Chief-of-Staff of China's P.L.A.
· 11 May, 1998 · #83 · Commentary
Since the more normalised pattern of Sino-Indian relations following former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in 1988, there has been a steady flow of high-level visitors from China to India and vice versa. All the members of the ne...
Reviving Indo-U.S. Relations? US Envoy Bill Richardson's Visit to India
Jolie Wood · 05 May, 1998 · #82 · Commentary
Last week's high-level delegation from the
was accompanied by a flurry of news reports reflecting the high expectations many Indians have for increased cooperation and closer relations with the
. Special Envoy B...
Landmines Elimination: The Global Debate
Jolie MF Wood · 17 Apr, 1998 · #79 · Commentary
The Institute hosted a discussion on "Landmines Elimination: the Global Debate" on 4th April. General Sir Hugh Beach (Retd.), former Adjutant General of the British Army, Brigadier Patrick Blagden (Retd.), an international expert on demi...
NSC: Why It Has Failed To Come About In India
AK Verma · 17 Apr, 1998 · #78 · Commentary
Few knowledgeable persons will disagree that the failure to arrive at correct decisions has been responsible for several problems that have bedeviled
ever since it achieved independence 50 years ago. The list starts with the Kashmir ...
National Security Council: The Options
PR Chari · 17 Apr, 1998 · #77 · Commentary
The BJP Government’s National Agenda for Governance specifies it would establish a National Security Council "to analyze the military, economic and political threats to the nation, also to continuously advise the government. This counci...
· 24 Mar, 1998 · #76 · Commentary
This meeting was held under the auspices of the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad - a government-funded institution (Director, Lt. Gen. Nishat Ahmad), and the Programme in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, at the Univers...
Indo-US South Asian Futures Conference
· 20 Mar, 1998 · #75 · Commentary
This conference was held on the 20th and 21st of March between the
and Conflict Studies,
, and the Program for Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security,
· 17 Mar, 1998 · #74 · Commentary
After three elections in two years the
Valley today bears all the attributes of normalcy. Schools opened in the middle of March after the long winter recess. Towns and cities witness the hustle and bustle of daily routine. ...