COMMENTARIES
  • Li Peng's Visit to Pakistan: An Analysis
    Bhartendu Kumar Singh    ·   22 Apr, 1999    ·    #186    ·    Commentary    
    While the international and Indian media gave ample coverage to the Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji's high profile visit to U.S.A. last week, Li Peng's visit to as head of a trade and parliamentary delegation Pakistan did nor receive the...
  • Establishing a credible deterrent
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   21 Apr, 1999    ·    #185    ·    Commentary    
    “Breaking News”, the BBC termed the test firing by Pakistan of Ghouri II on 14 April as likely to fuel an arms race between India and Pakistan. This firing was in retaliation to India ’s testing its IRBM Agni II on 11 Apri...
  • Indo - Sri Lankan Relations : Post Pokhran-II: A Sri Lankan Perspective
    Ameen Izzadeen    ·   07 Apr, 1999    ·    #184    ·    Commentary    
    Ever since Sri Lanka realised the importance of India in its efforts to find a solution to the ethnic conflict in the island nation’s north and east, Colombo has been giving greater weight to the India factor ...
  • Indo - Russian Relations : Post Pokhran-II
    KM Pari Valen    ·   07 Apr, 1999    ·    #183    ·    Commentary    
    Relations between India and Russia since the Pokharan II tests have remained largely unaffected due to the continuation and convergence of their strategic interests of both the countries.     Russia ...
  • Indo - Sri Lankan Relations : Post Pokhran-II An Indian Perspective
    Zarein Ahmed    ·   06 Apr, 1999    ·    #182    ·    Commentary    
    Twenty four hours after India conducted a series of nuclear tests, Sri Lanka expressed concern over missile and nuclear testing in the region. A Foreign Ministry release on May 14, stated that " Sri Lanka notes with deep con...
  • Beseiging the Barricades: Indo - Sri Lankan Free Trade Agreement
    N Manoharan    ·   06 Apr, 1999    ·    #181    ·    Commentary    
    India and Sri Lanka signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in December 1998. The rationale for the FTA, its provisions, merits and demerits, and its implications for India , Sri Lanka and the SAFTA process is analysed b...
  • Afghan Peace Accord and its implications for Pakistan
    Adnan Sattar    ·   06 Apr, 1999    ·    #180    ·    Commentary    
    The Ashkabad Agreement: As the dust settles on the painfully brokered Ashkhabad Accord, doubts have being raised about the success of the talks initiated at the Turkeman capital. In a surprise move, the Taliban militia which rules 90 per cent of t...
  • Sino-US Relations : A Fragile Consensus
       ·   04 Apr, 1999    ·    #179    ·    Commentary    
    As China and the United States enter the most contentious period of their relationship in this decade they are more conscious than ever of the degree to which each has become significant  to the other’s interest. The White House views...
  • China - Pakistan Relations : Post Chagai
    Bhartendu Kumar Singh    ·   04 Apr, 1999    ·    #178    ·    Commentary    
      Pakistan ’s nuclear tests made no adverse impact on China – Pakistan relations for two reasons. First, after the Indian tests on May 11 and 13, Pakistan was expected to provide a `matching r...
  • The Lahore Declaration
       ·   16 Mar, 1999    ·    #177    ·    Commentary    
    A meeting of the Friday Group was held in IPCS on March 5 on the "The Lahore Declaration." It was led by Maj. Gen. Ashok Krishna and Mr. Anand Verma.     ·        &nb...