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  • The Nuclear Doctrine
    PR Chari    ·   24 Aug, 1999    ·    #252    ·    Commentary    
    Haste is written all over the document enunciating the BJP's nuclear doctrine. A preamble describes its underlying premises. This is followed by an enunciation of objectives, a general description of the nuclear forces required to establish th...
  • Pakistan's Foreign Policy: Predicaments and Perspectives - An Analysis
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   20 Aug, 1999    ·    #251    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan's foreign policy successes so far resulted from a single point agenda namely, courting the United States and China for strategic gains that would be discomfiting and embarrassing to India strategically. Both the United States and Ch...
  • Kargil: An Operational Update upto 18 August 1999
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   20 Aug, 1999    ·    #250    ·    Commentary    
    General     1. Pakistani aggressors still occupy the stray post in Mushkoh; they are being supported by  artillery fire.  Brazen attacks on Indian military and para military outposts are also on the rise in J&...
  • Shooting the Atlantique
    D Suba Chandran    ·   19 Aug, 1999    ·    #249    ·    Commentary    
    An Indian Air Force MiG 21 shot down a Pakistani surveillance aircraft Breguet Atlantique on 10th August, killing all 16 Pakistan personnel on board, for intruding 10 km into Indian territory in the Kori Creek region in Gujarat...
  • Russian Interests in Soth Asia and the Kargil Crisis
    KM Pari Valen    ·   19 Aug, 1999    ·    #248    ·    Commentary    
    Facing a Kargil like situation in its own province, of a Dageston,  Russia perceives Kargil crisis as an issue that had implications for geo-politics in South Asia and its own interests. So it expressed serious concern over th...
  • CTBT Review: An Indian way out
    Kanchan Lakshman    ·   19 Aug, 1999    ·    #247    ·    Commentary    
    The Review Conference on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is scheduled to take place in September, 1999. This Conference assumes added significance in the context of the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan [both n...
  • Sri Lanka: An Assassination and its Implications
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  • IDP's in Sri Lanka
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   17 Aug, 1999    ·    #245    ·    Commentary    
    One of the world’s most acute and growing problems is the increasing number of  internally displaced persons (IDPs) or internal refugees. What is more alarming is the fact that the number of IDPs now exceeds that of refugees. In 1990 th...
  • Indo-Pak Dialogue – The Kargil Effect
    Dr. Subhash Kapila    ·   13 Aug, 1999    ·    #244    ·    Commentary    
    With India militarily succeeding in evicting Pakistan Army's aggressive occupation of a sizable chunk of Indian territory South of the LoC in the last few months, calls are now being made by different quarters including Pakistan, for resumptio...
  • Role of Artillery in Operation 'Vijay'
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   13 Aug, 1999    ·    #243    ·    Commentary    
    Field artillery replicates albeit in a limited way the function of an air force combat aircraft when its booming heavy guns deliver lethal shells to the distances ranging between 20 to 40 kilometers or even more at the intended enemy targets. The ...
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