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  • The Myth of Arms Control
    Senthil Ram    ·   14 May, 1999    ·    #190    ·    Commentary    
     It is time that India and Pakistan realise that both are running in the first lap of an arms and missile race. One just can’t disregard the lessons Americans and Soviets learnt. It would be a blunder to conveniently cho...
  • Sharif's Moscow Visit
    Adnan Sattar    ·   12 May, 1999    ·    #189    ·    Commentary    
    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Moscow was the single most important diplomatic event in recent years. Given the mutual distrust that has characterised Pak-Russian relations for the last fifty years, the visit was indeed an hist...
  • Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -II Refugees
    D Suba Chandran    ·   28 Apr, 1999    ·    #188    ·    Commentary    
    At the beginning of 1998, Pakistan registered more than 1.2 million refugees, mainly from Afghanistan . When the Afghan crisis was at its height Pakistan hosted more than 3.5 million Afghan refugees. Refugees are looked at o...
  • Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -I Drug Cultivation and Trafficking
    D Suba Chandran    ·   22 Apr, 1999    ·    #187    ·    Commentary    
    Pakistan is a part of the “ Golden Crescent”. Along with Iran and Afghanistan it illegally cultivates poppy from which opium and heroin are derived. (According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Repor...
  • 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...
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