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  • The Need to Conserve Energy for Health of the Environment
    Col. PK Gautam    ·   15 Aug, 2001    ·    #540    ·    Commentary    
    In each Plan document one comes across the projected growth rate of the economy. To sustain growth and cater for present deficiencies, targets are set to add electric utilities and other infrastructure to the power sector. For example, nuclear ene...
  • Lessons from Agra: The Road Ahead
       ·   15 Aug, 2001    ·    #539    ·    Commentary    
    Panelists: G. Parthasarathy, Rear Adm. Raja Menon and C. Raja Mohan         G. Parthasarathy, former High Commissioner to Pakistan , began the discussion by stating that India had initi...
  • Bush's Approach to Pakistan
    Dr. Chintamani Mahapatra    ·   11 Aug, 2001    ·    #538    ·    Commentary    
    How would the new Bush Administration deal with Pakistan ? Will it be any different from the previous Clinton Administration? In fact, when President Bush assumed office in Washington, Pakistan was reeling under three layers of Amer...
  • Situation in Kashmir - A Review
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   11 Aug, 2001    ·    #537    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan ’s strategy     Ho-Chi-Minh evolved a strategy that was suited to the modern age against the Americans who possessed vast military and economic resources, but were vulnerable to public opinion. His stra...
  • The New Bush Administration and India
    Dr. Chintamani Mahapatra    ·   11 Aug, 2001    ·    #536    ·    Commentary    
    The Bush Administration seems to be interested in establishing a "strategic partnership" with India . President George W Bush, US Trade Representative Robert B Zoellick and Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca and others h...
  • Nepal: The Citizenship Bill and its Implications
    Brig Chandra B Khanduri    ·   11 Aug, 2001    ·    #535    ·    Commentary    
    On July 21, 2001, the Nepalese Supreme Court issued what can easily be called a destabilising historic landmark decision in Indo-Nepalese relations. For, on this day, the Nepalese apex court declared that "no foreigner of any gender would be ...
  • Agra: The Way Ahead
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   02 Aug, 2001    ·    #534    ·    Commentary    
    General Musharaff statement that there is no military solution to the Kashmir issue is of considerable significance. Since October 1947 Pakistan has been seeking it, but, three wars and a proxy war since 1988 have not provided one....
  • Attack at Katunayake: Strategic Rights and Political Wrongs
    N Manoharan    ·   02 Aug, 2001    ·    #533    ·    Commentary    
        The daring attack by the LTTE on the Katunayake air base and the Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo on July 24 entailed an “unprecedented destruction for modern aviation&rd...
  • China, Russia and India: Strategic Triangle or Triangular Co-operation?
    Satyajit Mohanty    ·   30 Jul, 2001    ·    #532    ·    Commentary    
    The idea of a strategic triangle between Russia , China and India was floated by the then Russian Prime Minister Mr. E. Primakov during his visit to New Delhi in December 1998. The Chinese revived this idea before Ji...
  • NMD's Chain Reactions And India
       ·   27 Jul, 2001    ·    #531    ·    Commentary    
    The proposed National Missile Defense  plan of the US has raised apprehensions in  international players who contend that it  will  turn the present global nuclear order upside down;   arms control would field to a re...
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