National Security Council (NSC)- An Eyewash?
AK Verma · 04 Dec, 1998 · #164 · Commentary
A National Security Council has finally been born, It was a caesarian operation. There were indications that the embryo would be aborted; but the momentum of the Jaswant Singh - Talbott talks brought it to life. The baby born,&nb...
Indo-Pak Talks:The Insoluble Equation
AK Verma · 27 Nov, 1998 · #163 · Commentary
The Indo Pak talks in November 98 have again demonstrated that their relations are doomed by an irresolvable equation. A genius will be required to resolve the complexities of India Pakistan relations. And the time factor will be remain indetermin...
Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - II Tulbul Navigation Project/Wular Barrage
· 27 Nov, 1998 · #162 · Commentary
One among the various irritants in Indo-Pak relations is the issue of Tulbul Navigation Project/Wular Barrage. (
refers to it as the Tulbul Navigation Project and
terms it the Wular Barrage). It involves the construct...
National Security Council - BJP Style
PR Chari · 27 Nov, 1998 · #161 · Commentary
After ignoring it for several months the BJP government acted hastily to implement its Task Force Report on establishing a National Security Council (NSC). This was promised in the BJP’s election manifesto and National Agenda of Governance; ...
The Sindh Imbroglio
D Suba Chandran · 21 Nov, 1998 · #160 · Commentary
The current crisis in Sindh started with the killing of Hakim Mohammad Saeed during the third week of October. Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff accused the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) for being involved in the murder. Following this allegation the ...
Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - V Terrorism and Drug Trafficking
D Suba Chandran · 21 Nov, 1998 · #159 · Commentary
The most contentious of the six issues on which the recently concluded Indo-Pak talks focussed was terrorism. Of the two inter-linked issues – Terrorism and Drug Trafficking, had
differed more on the questi...
Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - IV Trade and Commerce
D Suba Chandran · 21 Nov, 1998 · #158 · Commentary
India-Pakistan bilateral trade forms less than 1 percent of world trade. The trade balance between the two countries is in
's favour. During 1996-97,
's exports to
were around $150 million whereas...
India's Global Nuclear Initiative
· 21 Nov, 1998 · #157 · Commentary
India ’s proposal to the UN General Assembly on “Reducing Nuclear Danger” calls for steps “to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons”, since the “hair-trigger alert of nucl...
Public Opinion on the Nuclear Tests Findings of a survey conducted by The Hindu
· 21 Nov, 1998 · #156 · Commentary
A survey of public opinion was conducted by The Hindu newspaper during the last week of September and the first week of October 1998 on "Pokhran II and what it has done for
". The following is a brief summary of its findings...
The Siachen Tangle: No solution in sight as yet
Ashutosh Mishra · 21 Nov, 1998 · #155 · Commentary
The highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier has witnessed conflict between
, for over 13 years. A never ceasing conflict has resulted in hundreds of casualties, caused by the harsh terrain and advers...