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  • Sino-Indian Ties: The 11th Round of Joint Working Group Meeting
    Bhartendu Kumar Singh    ·   07 Jun, 1999    ·    #195    ·    Commentary    
    The 11th round of the Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting between China and India was scheduled for May 1998 but finally took place in Beijing on April 27-28, 1999. It could not take place at the scheduled time for two reason...
  • Sharif, Media and Democracy
       ·   01 Jun, 1999    ·    #194    ·    Commentary    
    Najam Sethi, the Chief Editor of the Friday Times was arrested recently by the Pakistan 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 Pakistan ’s current endeavor? Why did Pakistan 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 India and Pakistan 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 Moscow 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, Pakistan registered more than 1.2 million refugees, mainly from Afghanistan . When the Afghan crisis was at its height Pakistan 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 Iran and 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...
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