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  • Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #380    ·    Commentary    
    The ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka brings to light again the plight of refugees in this intractable conflict. Sri Lanka is a classic case of intense ethnic conflict causing refugee generation on an unprecedented scale. It is called the “isl...
  • War in Sri Lanka : Some Myths and Misconceptions
       ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #379    ·    Commentary    
    The dramatic success of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) in recent months, culminating in the capture of the Elephant pass in the last week of April, has given rise to some misconceptions. After the cap...
  • Pakistan – The Impact of India’s New Strategic Initiatives
    Subhash Kapila    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #378    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan has gone through a chain of unsettling events in the last one year, namely: 1.                   The Kargil misadventure in mid-1999 w...
  • Templating Pakistani Designs in the Light of History
    Brig. SS Chandel    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #377    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan ’s Ghauri and Ghaznavi missiles are named after two Islamic heroes who savaged Hindu India. Both Mohammad Ghauri and Mahmood Ghazanavi were Afghans. But they possessed an aggressive Islamic mind set that was Pan Islamic. ...
  • Prospects of Peace in Nagaland
       ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #376    ·    Commentary    
    The announcement of a formal ceasefire by the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, NSCN(K), and its readiness to hold talks with the Central Government is a welcome development. Earlier a ceasefire agreement between the ...
  • Pakistan – The Costs of Taliban Sponsorship
    Subhash Kapila    ·   26 Jun, 2000    ·    #375    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan has fished in the troubled waters of Afghanistan since 1947.  Pakistani involvement became more pronounced in 1979 when it became the springboard for the US sponsored and CIA executed Islamic Jehad against the...
  • On A Mission To Learn From Others
    Maj. Gen. Yashwant Deva (Retd)    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #374    ·    Commentary    
    Doubts have been voiced on the usefulness of Home Minister L K Advani’s visit to Israel , France and UK to study their security systems. India has much to learn from Mossad on terrorism, counter insurgency and ...
  • Ordnance Factories: Need for Modernisation
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #373    ·    Commentary    
    It is ironical that in after the Kargil conflict, the Ordnance Factories Organisation (OFB) was patting itself on the back for its support role through advertisements in prominent national dailies and news magazines; but the Indian army was prepar...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Problems and Prospects
    Bhashyam Kasturi    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #372    ·    Commentary    
    The problem in Jammu and Kashmir poses an inter-linked internal-external challenge to Indian national security. The issue has three major aspects in terms of its impact on bilateral relations with Pakistan . There is the territorial...
  • Pakistan at Dangerous Crossroads
    Subhash Kapila    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #371    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan , in its fifty-third year of existence, finds itself at a dangerous crossroads. Harsh realities stare it in the face. Its very existence is in question and it is sliding towards state failure. It would not be wrong to say that ...
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