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  • BJP and Indian Nuclear Policy
       ·   28 Feb, 1998    ·    #61    ·    Commentary    
    As the country gears up for the counting of votes in early March, questions are already being raised on the policies of a future government. The BJP is clearly in the lead and is the party that is likely to win the maximum seats. Will it be able t...
  • BJP’s Nuclear Agenda
    PR Chari    ·   20 Feb, 1998    ·    #60    ·    Commentary    
    In its election manifesto the BJP has declared that it would: -     ·                     Re-evaluate the country&rs...
  • The Huntington thesis
    PR Chari    ·   09 Feb, 1998    ·    #58    ·    Commentary    
    It is beguilingly simple. Samuel Huntington—the Harvard guru of civilizational politics—notes that India has three options in the post-Cold War world. Ally with the United States ; remain neutral following the tradition ...
  • Chirac comes calling
       ·   04 Feb, 1998    ·    #57    ·    Commentary    
    The honoured guest at the Republic Day parade on the 50th year of Indian independence was President Jacques Chirac of France . When many world leaders declined to visit India due to the terminal state of its current polit...
  • Huntington’s choice for India
    Dr. Giri Deshingkar    ·   29 Jan, 1998    ·    #56    ·    Commentary    
    Indians have a weakness for Westerners-any kind-management gurus, economists, and diplomats, giving their opinions on what Indians should do. And Westerns oblige by doing precisely that when they are lecturing in India . The latest is Profes...
  • The Grand Bargain
    Michael Krepon    ·   28 Jan, 1998    ·    #55    ·    Commentary    
    Nuclear bargains — grand or otherwise — require governments able and willing to compromise on sensitive subjects. It is far from clear that this basic prerequisite is in place in the United States , or will soon be in place in ...
  • Govt. Denials on Reductions in Army Manpower
    PR Chari    ·   27 Jan, 1998    ·    #54    ·    Commentary    
    The issue of manpower reductions in the Indian Army is getting curiouser and curiouser. Let’s start with the denial by the Government (The Hindu--January 16). This described newspaper reports asserting that the Cabinet had approved a plan to...
  • Manpower Reduction In The Army
       ·   27 Jan, 1998    ·    #53    ·    Commentary    
    1.                   The Chief of the Army Staff, General VP Malik, recently announced that the strength of the Army was to be reduced by 50,000 soldiers. ...
  • No to time-release mass murder weapon
    Ramesh Thakur    ·   17 Jan, 1998    ·    #51    ·    Commentary    
    The Mine Ban Treaty, signed in Ottawa on Dec 3-4 by over 120 countries, bans the use, production, acquisition, stockpiling and transfer of all anti-personnel landmines except for a minimum number for training. Antitank mines are still permitted,...
  • India doesn't need an Aircraft Carrier now!
    Prof. Giri Deshingkar    ·   05 Jan, 1998    ·    #50    ·    Commentary    
    Reports that the Government of India is planning to acquire an aircraft carrier to replace INS Vikrant have emerged again last week when talks were under way with a visiting Russian military delegation. Whoever is conducting these talks has indulg...
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