COMMENTARIES
  • Indo-US Relations: The Pickering Visit
    PR Chari    ·   18 Sep, 1997    ·    #15    ·    Commentary    
    The Problem     A "strategic dialogue" on the future of Indo-US relations would be initiated by Thomas Pickering, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, during his forthcoming visit to India .  ...
  • Utility of Anti-Personnel Landmines
    Dilip Samarasinghe    ·   15 Sep, 1997    ·    #14    ·    Commentary    
    Few voices have been raised against the recent ban on the manufacture, deployment and use of anti-personnel land mines. How could one speak in favour of a weapon that inflicts each year about 24,000 casualties, often long after conflicts are over?...
  • Anti-Personnel Landmines Ban: A Backgrounder
       ·   15 Aug, 1997    ·    #13    ·    Commentary    
    Over 100 million anti-personnel (AP) land mines today remain planted in the earth in more than 70 mainly developing countries across four continents. It is estimated that these inflict casualties to about 24,000 people every year. Majority are wom...
  • Prithvi Polemics
    PR Chari    ·   11 Aug, 1997    ·    #11    ·    Commentary    
    Speaking in Parliament during the special debate commemorating the Golden Jubilee of India's independence, the Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav stated,  "From where we have kept the (Prithvi) missiles it wont even take two and a ...
  • 50 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE - A STRATEGIC REVIEW
       ·   10 Aug, 1997    ·    #10    ·    Commentary    
    The past 50 years have been witness to great changes in the world. Triggered by World War II, scientific change in the decades surpassed what the previous thousand years had seen. Consequently, nations and peoples of the World witnessed a changed ...
  • 50 Years Of Independence: Assessing The Nehruvian World View
       ·   09 Aug, 1997    ·    #9    ·    Commentary    
    Fifty years after independence, it is worth asking how India has done strategically. Have its basic policies worked well or have they failed? I shall not answer the question for the whole 50 years, but, for the most part, will focus instea...
  • FIFTY YEARS OF CONTINUITY IN NUCLEAR ISSUES
    Aabha Dixit    ·   07 Aug, 1997    ·    #7    ·    Commentary    
    If there is an area where tradition, continuity and a sprit of freedom have managed to prosper in the Indian policy, it is in the arena of Indian foreign policy. Through the five decades of Independence , a consensual approach to foreign po...
  • Fifty years of Indian Indian Independence: A Strategic Review
    Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar    ·   05 Aug, 1997    ·    #5    ·    Commentary    
    One of the major factors that has influenced the Indian establishment’s approach to national security matters and strategic thought is the indifference and apathy induced by years of British rule, when these aspects were the domain of the co...
  • 50 years of Independence : Strategic Review
       ·   04 Aug, 1997    ·    #4    ·    Commentary    
    The end of the Cold War has left India with a double strategic burden : the regional security matters have become more complex and international system is in a state of flux. There is a debate whether geo-economics rather than geo-politics...
  • 50 Years of Independence - A Strategic Review
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   03 Aug, 2002    ·    #3    ·    Commentary    
    Strategically, in the political field, console.log(1); India visualised for itself a role of ensuring a freedom of action for developing nations by adopting a policy of non-alignment. It was determined not to get involved in power blocs and...