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  • Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka: Millstones for a Milestone
    N Manoharan    ·   07 Aug, 2000    ·    #400    ·    Commentary    
    As the Sri Lankan Army is consolidating its position in the north, the leaders in Colombo are busy finalising the proposed Constitutional reforms. Thus, a two-pronged strategy of ‘war for peace’, and ‘consensus for peace&...
  • Countering International Terrorism: A Case for Sino- Indian Cooperation
       ·   05 Aug, 2000    ·    #399    ·    Commentary    
    The issue of terrorism has emerged as a major area of future cooperation between India and China , the two neighbours who still do not see agree on many issues. For India , international terrorism, in particular state-sponsor...
  • The Problem of Black Money
    TCA Srinivasa Raghavan    ·   05 Aug, 2000    ·    #398    ·    Commentary    
    Tax evasion is a universal phenomenon but as far as its incidence goes, India is perhaps amongst the top ten countries where taxes are routinely avoided. Partly this is because of the lax enforcement of tax rules. But partly it is also bec...
  • Delay in Upgrading MiG Fleet
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   03 Aug, 2000    ·    #397    ·    Commentary    
    The MiG-21 upgradation project which is running behind schedule by two years had attracted adverse comments from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on defence. If one goes by precedents, there are ample possibilities of further slippage and the ...
  • Concerns over American NMD
    Dr. Chintamani Mahapatra    ·   03 Aug, 2000    ·    #396    ·    Commentary    
    The Clinton Administration has authorized tests of a national missile defence (NMD) system during the fag end of his career and two out of three such tests have failed. The NMD programme has its origin in Ronald Reagan’s Star War idea-which ...
  • The US National Missile Defence and South Asia
    Arpit Rajain    ·   30 Jul, 2000    ·    #395    ·    Commentary    
    As the Clinton Administration plans to field a National Missile Defence, the debate has focussed primarily on these criteria- ·                &nb...
  • Evolving a theoretical perspective on Human Security
       ·   30 Jul, 2000    ·    #394    ·    Commentary    
    Speakers: Muchkund Dubey     Suranjan Das      P R Chari     Muchkund Dubey     Mr. Dubey emphasised that human security consolidates state...
  • The Future of Pakistan
       ·   22 Jul, 2000    ·    #393    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Vivek Katju     Joint Secretary (Pak) MEA     In his initial statement the speaker noted that present-day Pakistan was far removed from the vision of Mohamed Ali Jinnah who had visuali...
  • KRC: Government’s Sucess, but Intelligence Failure!
    S. Ramkumar    ·   22 Jul, 2000    ·    #392    ·    Commentary    
     The Kargil Review Committee(KRC) report attracted a lot of critical attention; it was severely blamed for not pinpointing the dramatis personae at the bureaucratic and political levels responsible for the failure of intelligence. It also a...
  • The Future of Nuclear Arms Control
       ·   22 Jul, 2000    ·    #391    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Rakesh Sood     JS, DISA Division, Ministry of External Affairs     Mr Sood noticed that the subject of the seminar was speculative; it was necessary to look at the past to gaze into the futu...
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