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  • Indo-Pak Relations: Bus Diplomacy
       ·   12 Mar, 1999    ·    #176    ·    Commentary    
    The previous agreements between India and Pakistan- Tashkent and Shimla-did not lead to lasting peace betweeen the two countries. Thus, the Lahore , Declaration is the third attempt to finally break the ice. Unlike Tashkent ...
  • Atal Behari's Lahore Yatra: Limitations and Achievements
    AK Verma    ·   11 Mar, 1999    ·    #175    ·    Commentary    
    Vajpayee's bus visit to Lahore has been seen as a milestone in Indo-Pak relations.  To evaluate its true impact one must survey the evolution of Pakistan since its inception in 1947.     Pakista...
  • Recent Trends in Indo-US Relations
    Arvind Kumar    ·   09 Mar, 1999    ·    #174    ·    Commentary    
    The need to improve Indo-US relations was felt immediately after the nuclear tests conducted by India last summer. There have been eight rounds of  talks between India and the US since then.     ...
  • Nuclear Situation in South Asia; Interaction with the United States
       ·   25 Feb, 1999    ·    #173    ·    Commentary    
          A meeting of the Friday Group was held in IPCS on  February 11 on the “Nuclear Situation in South Asia; Interaction with the United States”. It was led by Muchkund Dubey, former Foreign Secretary. ...
  • Indo-Pak Power Deal and Confidence Building
    D Suba Chandran    ·   12 Feb, 1999    ·    #172    ·    Commentary    
    Three rounds of discussions held at the technical level on the sale of electricity by Pakistan to India since November 98 have focussed on the following:     a) Quantum of Power that Pakistan is to s...
  • Integration of Defence Apparatus
       ·   30 Jan, 1999    ·    #171    ·    Commentary    
    Mr. P.R. Chari initiated the discussion questioning the Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes’ determination to  integrate the three Services and the defence ministry within a month. Fernandes had also made a statement that six milit...
  • Eliminating Anti-Personnel Landmines
       ·   15 Jan, 1999    ·    #170    ·    Commentary    
    Unheralded and barely noticed a significant disarmament treaty comes into force from March 1, 1999. It is the Ottawa Treaty banning the "use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmine (APM) and their destruction".&n...
  • India's Relations with USA: Post Pokhran-II
       ·   12 Jan, 1999    ·    #169    ·    Commentary    
    (Note: This part of the report is based on the presentation made by Mr. P.R.Chari.  The report of other presentations in the seminar by C.V. Ranganathan on Sino-Indian relations and Prof. Ramesh Thakur on India-Japan relations can be found in...
  • India's Relations with Japan: Post Pokhran-II
       ·   12 Jan, 1999    ·    #168    ·    Commentary    
    (Note: This part of the report is based on the presentation made by Prof. Ramesh Thakur, Vice-Rector, United Nations University. The report of other presentations in the seminar by C.V. Ranganathan on Sino-Indian relations and P.R. Chari on India-...
  • India's Relations with China: Post Pokhran-II
       ·   12 Jan, 1999    ·    #167    ·    Commentary    
    (Note: This part of the report is based on the presentation made by Mr. C.V.Ranganathan, Former Indian Ambassador to China . The report of other presentations in the seminar by Prof. Ramesh Thakur on India-Japan relations and P.R. Chari on ...
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