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  • Emergence of Islamic Fundamentalism in South East Asia
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   22 Jul, 2000    ·    #390    ·    Commentary    
    South East Asia is a region of great strategic importance. The region is critical as it houses the Straits of Malacca, Lombok and Sunda through which navies of the major nations transit between the Indian and Pacific Oc...
  • Sino-Indian Relations: Avoid Putting the Gloss
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   22 Jul, 2000    ·    #389    ·    Commentary    
    Reminiscent of the Nehruvian era, India has once again revived the inadvisable policy of putting a gloss on Sino-Indian relations.  The results of that  disastrous policy were:     ·  &nbs...
  • Defence R&D: Mirages on Horizon
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   19 Jul, 2000    ·    #388    ·    Commentary    
    The DRDO is mandated to progressively enhance self reliance in defence supplies by design and development of high-tech weapons in accordance with the QRs laid down by the armed forces. But, despite large annual budgets of over Rs3000 crores, six p...
  • Line of Control as Prospective International Border
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   13 Jul, 2000    ·    #387    ·    Commentary    
    Even after instigating the proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir for more than ten years, the Pakistani military establishment’s dream of bleeding the Indian security forces white has not been realised. Their resolute fighting compelled ...
  • Surfing for Intelligence
    Maj. Gen. Yashwant Deva (Retd)    ·   04 Jul, 2000    ·    #386    ·    Commentary    
    In less than half a decade, politico-military intelligence will become commercially available on the Internet. It will be downloadable and delivered fully secure, and should the consumer so desire, customised. This is not a fanciful prediction, bu...
  • President’s Visit in the Totality of Sino-Indian-US Relations
    Mallika Joseph    ·   30 Jun, 2000    ·    #385    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Mr. TCA Rangachari     JS, East Asia , Ministry of External Affairs     Mr. Rangachari, who accompanied the President, Mr. KR Narayanan on his visit to China , presented a brief...
  • Changing Contours of US-Bangladesh Relations
    Abhishek Srivastava    ·   30 Jun, 2000    ·    #384    ·    Commentary    
    Bill Clinton became the first US President to visit Bangladesh on March 20th, 2000. Besides promising increased US assistance to Bangladesh he announced $97 million for food aid and $8.6 million towards reducing chi...
  • The Other Side of Eelam: A Pandora’s Box?
    N Manoharan    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #383    ·    Commentary    
    The LTTE has ruled out participation in any peace process to resolve the ethnic crisis within the framework of a united Sri Lanka . The Tigers have resolved not to accept anything less than a separate Eelam.     &nb...
  • Psyint Analysis: Profiling Eelam Tigers
    Maj. Gen. Yashwant Deva (Retd)    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #382    ·    Commentary    
    Psychological intelligence (psyint) as the name implies, gathers information and analyzes the psychological make-up of a group or individuals e.g., an enemy commander, a hacker or a terrorist. Part of behavioural science, its rudiments have not be...
  • “Some Myths and Misconceptions”– An Addendum
    N Manoharan    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #381    ·    Commentary    
    Brig. Sinha’s ‘myths and misconceptions on ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka ’ is commendable for looking at the crisis from a new angle. In addition to his list of delusions a few more need mention.     ...
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