Sharif, Media and Democracy
· 01 Jun, 1999 · #194 · Commentary
Najam Sethi, the Chief Editor of the Friday Times was arrested recently by the
government, for his alleged links with the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). However the real reason is perceived to be his involvement in the B...
Infiltration in Kargil Misperceptions of Pakistan's Motivations
D Suba Chandran · 01 Jun, 1999 · #193 · Commentary
What are the motivations behind
’s current endeavor? Why did
abet the militants’ infiltration, especially with Indo-Pak relations having improved after the Lahore Declaration? Is it the handiwork of the...
The Kargil Episode
Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd) · 01 Jun, 1999 · #192 · Commentary
It was on November 1, 1948 , that 77 Para Brigade supported by 7 Cavalry (Stuart tanks) crossed the great Himalayan range at Zojila to drive the Pakistani invaders out from Ladakh district. At approximately 3500 metres this was the hig...
The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan
Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna · 25 May, 1999 · #191 · Commentary
When infiltration occurs in
Jammu and Kashmir [J &K], or bomb blasts are reported in
Delhi . Mumbai or
Coimbatore , or any where else in
India , government organisations and the media point a finger of suspi...
The Myth of Arms Control
Senthil Ram · 14 May, 1999 · #190 · Commentary
It is time that
realise that both are running in the first lap of an arms and missile race. One just can’t disregard the lessons Americans and Soviets learnt. It would be a blunder to conveniently cho...
Sharif's Moscow Visit
Adnan Sattar · 12 May, 1999 · #189 · Commentary
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to
was the single most important diplomatic event in recent years. Given the mutual distrust that has characterised Pak-Russian relations for the last fifty years, the visit was indeed an hist...
Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -II Refugees
D Suba Chandran · 28 Apr, 1999 · #188 · Commentary
At the beginning of 1998,
registered more than 1.2 million refugees, mainly from
. When the Afghan crisis was at its height
hosted more than 3.5 million Afghan refugees. Refugees are looked at o...
Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -I Drug Cultivation and Trafficking
D Suba Chandran · 22 Apr, 1999 · #187 · Commentary
Pakistan is a part of the “
Golden Crescent”. Along with
Afghanistan it illegally cultivates poppy from which opium and heroin are derived. (According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Repor...
Li Peng's Visit to Pakistan: An Analysis
Bhartendu Kumar Singh · 22 Apr, 1999 · #186 · Commentary
While the international and Indian media gave ample coverage to the Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji's high profile visit to U.S.A. last week, Li Peng's visit to as head of a trade and parliamentary delegation Pakistan did nor receive the...
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...