COMMENTARIES
  • The Nuclear Priority
    Arpit Rajain    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #370    ·    Commentary    
    Two years ago when the South Asian nuclear tests took place they generated a heated debate around the country and the world. Quickly, the government termed 11 May as “technology day”. This year 11 May came and passed with a small numbe...
  • Jammu and Kashmir-Combating Islamic Fundamentalist Mercenaries
    Subhash Kapila    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #369    ·    Commentary    
       A charade has been played by the Indian media and Government by terming the armed conflict in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) as the handiwork of Kashmiri militants fighting for Independence . This is not realistic or preventativ...
  • Arms Control: A Dead End?
    Arpit Rajain    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #368    ·    Commentary    
    The process of arms control, has sadly not happened. At the beginning of the 21st century it is facing a dead end. No real progress has been made on vital arms control issues.      With the end of the Cold War the risk...
  • Japan: Emerging Security Challenges
    Subhash Kapila    ·   23 Jun, 2000    ·    #367    ·    Commentary    
    Japan was encouraged to shed its martial inclinations and move towards a Western oriented society during US military occupation period after 1945. The Korean War brought the realisation to the United States that Japan ...
  • Bangladeshi Influx: Security Implications
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   14 Jun, 2000    ·    #366    ·    Commentary    
    Governor of Assam Lt Gen  SK Sinha (Retd)  sometime back had submitted a detailed report to New Delhi warning the Centre on the enormity of the Bangladeshi infiltration into Assam . These illegal migrants posed fa...
  • Indo-Japan Defence Tie Up - Rising Prospects
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   14 Jun, 2000    ·    #365    ·    Commentary    
    It may not be purely coincidental that the Indian defence minister George Fernandes was in Japan in the first week of June to represent India in funeral ceremonies of Late Japanese Minister Keizo Obuchi. A couple of months back, he...
  • Isolating Pakistan
    PR Chari    ·   12 Jun, 2000    ·    #364    ·    Commentary    
    That India should be angered with Pakistan is undeniable. Its yeoman efforts to get Pakistan expelled from several multilateral assemblages informs that this constitutes a new thrust for Indian foreign policy. Thus Pakistan...
  • Sino-US-South Asian Relations
       ·   12 Jun, 2000    ·    #363    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Ashley Tellis Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Ashley Tellis began with separate analyses of US -South Asia and US-China relations and wove the two relationships together at the end of his presentation. US-...
  • Indian Airmen in Sierra Leone
    N. K. Pant    ·   12 Jun, 2000    ·    #362    ·    Commentary    
    Sierra Leone is the news these days. A number of UN Peace Keepers, including 25 Indian army soldiers, have been captured by the rebels. Besides, a helicopter of the Indian Air force was damaged while on a UN humanitarian mission. UN peacek...
  • Indian Military Intervention: Once Bitten Ever Shy?
    N Manoharan    ·   08 Jun, 2000    ·    #361    ·    Commentary    
    The Indian dilemma is clear: Whether to intervene in Sri Lanka which had humiliated it? At the same time, is it prudent for India to adopt a "hands off policy"? If India must involve itself, what type of involveme...