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  • The Coup in Pakistan: A zero sum scenario
    Kanchan Lakshman    ·   30 Nov, 1999    ·    #296    ·    Commentary    
    The contrasting political structures that have emerged in India and Pakistan is an indication of the new direction in which conflict resolution would proceed in the South Asian region. This new direction would require political and...
  • Need to Secure Sea Lanes within the Indian Ocean Rim
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   30 Nov, 1999    ·    #295    ·    Commentary    
    The seizure of a hijacked cargo vessel on November 16, 1999 in the Arabian Sea more than 450 miles off the Goa coast after a hot pursuit by the Indian navy and coast guard was indeed a commendable job well received internationally. The...
  • National Disaster Management and the Armed Forces
    N. K. Pant    ·   30 Nov, 1999    ·    #294    ·    Commentary    
    The immense human tragedy caused by the super cyclone which hit the coastal and adjoining districts of Orissa in October 1999 caught the local administrative machinery unawares despite the fact that  timely warning of its movement over the ...
  • Shanti Bahini
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   30 Nov, 1999    ·    #293    ·    Commentary    
    The people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in South East Bangladesh have been demanding the revival of the former autonomous status of the region. The movement took a militant colour in the 1970s under the leadership of Manobendra Narayan Larm...
  • Developments in Pakistan I: Report of IPCS Seminar
    Sonika Gupta    ·   29 Nov, 1999    ·    #292    ·    Commentary    
    Speakers: Gen. A. M. Vohra & Mr. P. R. Chari     Date of Seminar: 15 October 99         The discussion centered on a causal and predictive analysis of the coup in Pakis...
  • Prabhakaran: Key to the LTTE
    Sabil Francis    ·   29 Nov, 1999    ·    #291    ·    Commentary    
    November 26, 1999. Velupillai Prabhakaran becomes 45 years old today – a day that the LTTE commemorates as “Great Heroes Day”. It will remember the 50,000 martyrs who have died for Tamil Eelam and Prabhakaran will speak to the Ta...
  • No Compromise in Sri Lanka
    Sabil Francis    ·   26 Nov, 1999    ·    #290    ·    Commentary    
    No matter who comes to power there is little chance of peace in Sri Lanka . What is happening in Sri Lanka is a war of the races. The LTTE began its struggle against the Sri Lankan state with the aim of creating a one-party socialis...
  • LTTE's Human Wave Tactics Redefine Guerrilla Warfare
    Sabil Francis    ·   19 Nov, 1999    ·    #289    ·    Commentary    
    Two years after Operation Jaya Sekuri ("Sure Victory!"), Sri Lanka 's bloodiest and longest military operation (May 1997-November 1998), the Sri Lankan army has lost almost all the territory it had captured to the LTTE. Next i...
  • Time for a Rethink of US Policy Towards India
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   19 Nov, 1999    ·    #288    ·    Commentary    
              The imperative for redefining the United States-India relationship, currently lies with the US in order to redress a previous failure of its South Asia policies but also in view of the chang...
  • Developments in Pakistan II: Report of IPCS Seminar
    Sushil J Aaron    ·   17 Nov, 1999    ·    #287    ·    Commentary    
    Speaker: Mr. Vivek Katju     Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs     Date of Seminar: 12 November 99     Mr. Vivek Katju began by stating that the nature of the Pakis...
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