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  • Indo-Bangladesh Relations in a Changing Strategic Environment
    Alok Kumar Gupta    ·   29 Oct, 1999    ·    #279    ·    Commentary    
    A new paradigm of compatible relationship seems to be emerging between India and Bangladesh in the recent past. Relations between the two countries have remained handcuffed to history since the creation of Bangladesh. The anti-liberation forces ...
  • Ballistic Bulletins from Kahuta
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   26 Oct, 1999    ·    #278    ·    Commentary    
    Now that a coterie of generals presides over the destiny of Pakistan , India has to take a thorough stock of its security. It assumes utmost importance as Pakistan 's nuclear programme is under direct control of the milit...
  • Pakistan - A Failing State
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   26 Oct, 1999    ·    #277    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan 's military coup on October 12, 1999, engineered by its dismissed Chief of Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf, brings into focus the notion that Pakistan is a failing      State. Political th...
  • Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA): Strategic Concerns of Bangladesh
    Alok Kumar Gupta    ·   26 Oct, 1999    ·    #276    ·    Commentary    
    The post-cold war strategic considerations have witnessed a renewed interest by the United States in the South Asian region, an area that is being accorded an even greater importance since its nuclearization. The Status of Force Agreement (SOFA)...
  • Kargil and Chinese Media
       ·   24 Oct, 1999    ·    #275    ·    Commentary    
    The 'Kargil Conflict' between India and Pakistan over Kashmir was fairly well covered by the Chinese media, including the People's Daily, China Daily, Guangming Daily and the Liberation Army Daily. The Beijing R...
  • Geo-Political Importance of Central Asia to India
    KM Pari Valen    ·   21 Oct, 1999    ·    #274    ·    Commentary    
    Central Asia , comprising Uzbekistan , Tajikistan , Krgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhastan, has geopolitical significance for the post-cold war international system due to:     · &nbs...
  • Indo-Bangladesh Relations: The Trans-shipment Issue
       ·   21 Oct, 1999    ·    #273    ·    Commentary    
    The decision of the ruling Awami League (AL) to provide transshipment facilities to goods for the north-eastern states of India, en-route Bangladesh, was endorsed in principle at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on 2...
  • Religious Repression in Tibet
    Rahul Arun    ·   08 Oct, 1999    ·    #272    ·    Commentary    
    China 's policy of religious repression in Tibet derives justification from Marxist - Leninist perspective on religion.  Marx considered the criticism of religion as the premise of all criticism.  He believed that to a...
  • UAVs: Electronic Watchdogs Over Battlezones
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   08 Oct, 1999    ·    #271    ·    Commentary    
    The unduly long delay in the development of the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Nishant, has forced the Indian army to sign a deal with Israel for the acquisition of their highly versat...
  • Taliban and the Drug Trade
       ·   08 Oct, 1999    ·    #270    ·    Commentary    
    International narcotics control experts are intrigued by recent reports from Afghanistan , which quotes Taliban officials as claiming that the opium poppy crop will be reduced by two-thirds from next year. The Taliban deputy minister for mi...
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