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  • Disguised blessings from Lahore
    Mallika Joseph    ·   25 Jun, 1999    ·    #213    ·    Commentary    
    The Kargil episode has brought to light many latent factors in the Indian scene. It has brought to light the Army’s preparedness despite an obvious intelligence failure and initial set backs. Amidst all predictions of a long ordeal in diffic...
  • Kargil: Activating Air Reconnaisance
    Wg.Cdr. NK Pant (Retd.)    ·   25 Jun, 1999    ·    #212    ·    Commentary    
    Had the air reconnoitering of the Kargil sector of LoC been carried out effectively during the preceding winter and the inputs obtained acted upon, the subsequent need to evict heavily armed Pakistani intruders from our territory could have been a...
  • Chinese Views on the Kargil Conflict
    Bhartendu Kumar Singh    ·   25 Jun, 1999    ·    #211    ·    Commentary    
    The ongoing conflict in Kargil between India and Pakistan has attracted world-wide reaction including China . Of all the Great Powers, the Chinese views are most important for India . Firstly, China is Ind...
  • Kargil, LoC and the Simla Agreement
    PR Chari    ·   23 Jun, 1999    ·    #210    ·    Commentary    
    The intercepted telephonic conversation between General Pervez Musharraf, Chief of the Army Staff, Pakistan and his Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Mohd. Aziz, is disconcerting. It states in one place; " Hint, is that, given that the LoC has...
  • Convert Line of Control (LoC) into de facto international border
    PR Chari    ·   23 Jun, 1999    ·    #209    ·    Commentary    
    The difficulties in resolving the obtaining impasse in Kashmir arise from a bewildering combination of historical, communal, international, ethnic, geographical and strategic factors. But a counsel of wisdom suggests that these difficultie...
  • Cold Comfort for Mr. Aziz in China
    Giri Deshingkar    ·   18 Jun, 1999    ·    #208    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan ’s Foreign Minister Mr. Sartaj Aziz and his Indian counterpart Mr. Jaswant Singh visited Beijing within the space of four days over the last one week. The specific context of Mr. Aziz’s visit was the India-Pakis...
  • Kargil Crisis: A Sad Saga
    Arvind Kumar    ·   17 Jun, 1999    ·    #207    ·    Commentary    
    The Kargil imbroglio took place at a time when there was an immense feeling, not only among the citizens of India and Pakistan but also other nations, of a peaceful subcontinent. India initiated a number of measures includi...
  • The JVP Resurgence: Threat from within or a new Third Force
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   16 Jun, 1999    ·    #206    ·    Commentary    
    The JVP Resurgence The resurgence of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in the Provincial elections of April 1999 in Sri Lanka vindicated the last words of its JVP politburo member minutes before his death in 1989, that the JVP will...
  • Pakistan Army’s Strategy in Kashmir
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna (Retd)    ·   16 Jun, 1999    ·    #205    ·    Commentary    
    There is a  grand design behind Pakistan ’s transgression of the Line of Control [LoC] in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir [J & K]. This Line has never been violated in the last 27 years. The LoC Agreement is en...
  • Kargil Crisis: Whose Failure?
       ·   15 Jun, 1999    ·    #204    ·    Commentary    
    The Pakistani adventure in Kargil has shocked the nation though the ceaseless activities of its ISI in India should have brought  home the point that nothing better could be expected. There has been a storm of allegations against the ...
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