To Achieve Non-Weaponised Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia
· 16 Oct, 1997 · #19 · Commentary
are de facto nuclear powers, they have refrained from converting their technical capabilities into usable warheads. The two South Asian neighbours have a history of conflicts and, as current relatio...
Sino-Indo-German Trilateral Conference
· 15 Oct, 1997 · #18 · Commentary
This unusual event took place in
between October 5-7, 1997 under the auspices of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Delegations from
took part in frank discussions during this Conference wit...
India's Nuclear Option
Ramesh Thakur · 01 Oct, 1997 · #17 · Commentary
can break out of the straight jacket of being relegated to the minor leagues with
either by open testing and weaponization - joining the club of nuclear powers - or by renouncing the nuclear option and forcing
PR Chari · 20 Sep, 1997 · #16 · Commentary
Speaking to an audience in Pune Dr. Raja Ramanna, former Chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission, and recently nominated member to
India 's Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament), made a sensational disclosure: "The Pokhar...
Indo-US Relations: The Pickering Visit
PR Chari · 18 Sep, 1997 · #15 · Commentary
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
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...
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
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...