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  • UN Security Council: A Permanent Seat for India
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   30 Aug, 2000    ·    #410    ·    Commentary    
    Tne of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s missions during his forthcoming visit to the US in September, 2000 may be lobbying India ’s case for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council. Reconstitution of the...
  • Future of Indo-US Relations
       ·   21 Aug, 2000    ·    #409    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Alok Prasad,      Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs         Initiating this Friday Group discussion the speaker stated that, undoubtedly a qualitative...
  • Illegal Migration from Bangladesh
    Brig. SP Sinha    ·   21 Aug, 2000    ·    #408    ·    Commentary    
    The danger to national security by illegal migration from Bangladesh has come into focus after the recent exercise conducted by the Delhi Police to identify and deport Bangladeshis living illegally in the capital for years. It is estimated...
  • Monitoring Pakistan
       ·   20 Aug, 2000    ·    #407    ·    Commentary    
    Some years ago a former defence official went to Pakistan . At Islamabad he was taken to the Regional Centre for Strategic in Islamabad by his Pakistani hosts. Here he was shown around the place and saw rows of newspaper cli...
  • Armed Forces and the Media
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   16 Aug, 2000    ·    #406    ·    Commentary    
    The Kargil Review Committee had highlighted in its recommendations the need for improved defence related public relations. The media is an important force multiplier, and it must be harnessed to win the battle of the hearts and minds of the people...
  • The Hizbul Mujahideen
    D Suba Chandran    ·   14 Aug, 2000    ·    #405    ·    Commentary    
    Master Ahsan Dar, formed the Hizbul Mujahideen in 1990, along with Mohammad Abdullah Bangroo, with the support of Pakistan . Pakistan was looking for an alternative to the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). Pakis...
  • Recent Developments in Kashmir
       ·   14 Aug, 2000    ·    #404    ·    Commentary    
    Panelists      Mr. A.K. Verma, former Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat,     Lt. Gen. (retd) A.M.Vohra, former Vice Chief of Army Staff,     Mr. Suba Chandran, Research Offi...
  • Indo-Vietnam Strategic Ties
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   14 Aug, 2000    ·    #403    ·    Commentary    
    A goodwill visit to SE Asian nations by Indian naval ships, including a Kilo class submarine, have been planned in the coming months during which exercises will be held in the South China Sea together with the Vietnamese naval vessels. Vietnam...
  • Recent Developments in Kashmir – II: Hizbul Cease-fire - Implications
    D Suba Chandran    ·   07 Aug, 2000    ·    #402    ·    Commentary    
    With the Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM), the most powerful militant outfit in Kashmir announcing a cease-fire for three months and the Indian government also responding to it positively, what are the implications of this latest development? ...
  • Recent Developments in Kashmir – I: Hizbul Cease-fire - Why?
    D Suba Chandran    ·   07 Aug, 2000    ·    #401    ·    Commentary    
    The Chief Commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM), Abdul Majid Dar, has announced a unilateral cease-fire, and expressed his willingness to enter into negotiations with the Indian government. This was approved by its Supreme Commander, Syed Salah...
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