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
has three options in the post-Cold War world. Ally with the
; 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
. When many world leaders declined to visit
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...
Post Ottawa Developments in Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines
· 30 Dec, 1997 · #49 · Commentary
A treaty banning anti-personnel land mines (APLM) was signed by 121 countries at
on 3-4 December 1997. For the first time in history, a weapon of war, extensively used by most armies around the world was eliminated from their arsena...