COMMENTARIES
  • India-China Relations
       ·   30 Jun, 1998    ·    #122    ·    Commentary    
    Professor G. P. Deshpande, Mr. Giri Deshingkar, and Mr. Vinod Khanna made presentations on aspects of India-China relations since the recent nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. Professor Deshpande argued that it would be a mistake t...
  • Nuclear Issues in South Asia
       ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #121    ·    Commentary    
    1. Two discussions at the India International Centre in New Delhi on 16 & 20 June 1998 highlighted the dilemmas facing Indian policy in the coming years. It also brought out the different views and perceptions of different political part...
  • Revive the Drive against Nuclear Weapons Now
    DA Wiwik Dharmiasih    ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #120    ·    Commentary    
    After a decade of great promise in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the spectre of nuclear weapons is again at the center of attention. The nuclear disarmament process now urgently needs a new and forceful impetus.  ...
  • War Deterring, Not War Fighting
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #119    ·    Commentary    
    Addressing the National Geographic society on 11 June ’98, President Clinton admitted that, "Both India and Pakistan have security concerns that are legitimate", but added that "Nuclear tests by India and P...
  • An Arms Race in South Asia?
    Jolie MF Wood    ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #118    ·    Commentary    
    The topic of the June 12 meeting at IPCS was the possibility and consequences of a nuclear arms race in South Asia . Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee made the initial presentation. This was followed by a two-hour-long exchange of views. &nbs...
  • Nuclear Testing in South Asia
    Jolie Wood    ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #115    ·    Commentary    
    The discussion followed two themes: the motivations for the tests by India , and the technical parameters of the tests. Mr. P. R. Chari, co-director of IPCS, presented a short paper outlining the first theme, motivations. Dr. G. Balachandra...
  • The IIC Discussion – A Rejoinder
       ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #114    ·    Commentary    
    The IIC discussion on 6 June highlighted the weakness in India 's approach towards policy formulation on critical issues facing the country today. It is not well informed, shaped often by individual biases and does not adequately allow ...
  • India's Nuclear Policy – An IIC Debate
       ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #113    ·    Commentary    
    A Seminar on India 's Nuclear Policy was held at the IIC on 6 June 98. Prof MGK Menon was in the Chair. Principal speaker was Shri K Subrahmanayam, Senior Defence Analyst and presently Editorial Adviser Times of India. Other speakers we...
  • India-China Relations: Business as usual or down the slippery slope?
    Giri Deshingkar    ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #112    ·    Commentary    
    The back peddling and damage-limitation exercise on the China front should not obscure the foot that the BJP’s core position on China remains the same as what was said in Mr. Vajpayee’s letter to Mr. Clinton. Despite th...
  • Stopping the Nuclear Madness in Southern Asia
       ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #111    ·    Commentary    
    Nuclear tests in South Asia in May have shaken the world. Two old adversaries, India and Pakistan , are today nuclear weapon powers. From a state of ambiguity they are now overtly nuclear preparing to deploy these weapons. S...