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  • 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...
  • India's Strategic Misstep
    Stephen P Cohen    ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #110    ·    Commentary    
    In the three weeks since India conducted its nuclear tests, the tough talk of Indian leaders seems to have faded to a whisper. They are now proposing that their country and Pakistan sign a treaty agreeing not to be the first to use...
  • Clinton's China Grovel
       ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #109    ·    Commentary    
    On Friday, May 15, with much fanfare and import, the State Department sent a "high-level delegation" to persuade Pakistan not to explode a nuclear bomb. So much for American persuasiveness.     Perhaps the...
  • Use Incentives, Not Sanctions, To Head Off an Arms Race
       ·   08 Jun, 1998    ·    #108    ·    Commentary    
    In order to avoid a slide into nuclear anarchy after India and Pakistan 's nuclear tests, major policy initiatives are called for. These must involve the five ''official'' nuclear powers as well as the vast major...
  • Buddha ‘Smiles Again’
       ·   02 Jun, 1998    ·    #107    ·    Commentary    
    On 11 and again on 13 May this year India conducted five and two nuclear explosions. By this India has violated no international treaty or any agreement that it has signed. It was done in the perspective of the threat that it perce...
  • Pokharan II - Strategic Content
    PR Chari    ·   01 Jun, 1998    ·    #106    ·    Commentary    
    What are the military capabilities established and the political repercussions arising from the five nuclear tests conducted by India ? They need being evaluated against the backdrop of Pakistan ’s several--number currently und...
  • As the dust settles
    PR Chari    ·   01 Jun, 1998    ·    #105    ·    Commentary    
    Three weeks after India ’s dramatic nuclear statement in the Pokharan desert some of the questions raised and answers provided soon after that event can be revisited.     Why were these nuclear tests conducted?...
  • After the Nuclear Tests
       ·   01 Jun, 1998    ·    #104    ·    Commentary    
    The silly season may perhaps be over. The May madness has hopefully come to an end. What next? There will continue to be many discussions regarding the nature of the tests. Were they five or six or seven? How many were indeed duds, as some may wel...
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