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  • Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - II Tulbul Navigation Project/Wular Barrage
       ·   27 Nov, 1998    ·    #162    ·    Commentary    
    One among the various irritants in Indo-Pak relations is the issue of Tulbul Navigation Project/Wular Barrage. ( India refers to it as the Tulbul Navigation Project and Pakistan terms it the Wular Barrage). It involves the construct...
  • National Security Council - BJP Style
    PR Chari    ·   27 Nov, 1998    ·    #161    ·    Commentary    
    After ignoring it for several months the BJP government acted hastily to implement its Task Force Report on establishing a National Security Council (NSC). This was promised in the BJP’s election manifesto and National Agenda of Governance; ...
  • The Sindh Imbroglio
    D Suba Chandran    ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #160    ·    Commentary    
    The current crisis in Sindh started with the killing of Hakim Mohammad Saeed during the third week of October. Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff accused the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) for being involved in the murder. Following this allegation the ...
  • Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - V Terrorism and Drug Trafficking
    D Suba Chandran    ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #159    ·    Commentary    
    The most contentious of the six issues on which the recently concluded Indo-Pak talks focussed was terrorism. Of the two inter-linked issues – Terrorism and Drug Trafficking, had India and Pakistan differed more on the questi...
  • Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - IV Trade and Commerce
    D Suba Chandran    ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #158    ·    Commentary    
    India-Pakistan bilateral trade forms less than 1 percent of world trade. The trade balance between the two countries is in India 's favour. During 1996-97, India 's exports to Pakistan were around $150 million whereas...
  • India's Global Nuclear Initiative
       ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #157    ·    Commentary    
    India ’s proposal to the UN General Assembly on “Reducing Nuclear Danger” calls for steps “to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons”, since the “hair-trigger alert of nucl...
  • Public Opinion on the Nuclear Tests Findings of a survey conducted by The Hindu
       ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #156    ·    Commentary    
    A survey of public opinion was conducted by The Hindu newspaper during the last week of September and the first week of October 1998 on "Pokhran II and what it has done for India ". The following is a brief summary of its findings...
  • The Siachen Tangle: No solution in sight as yet
    Ashutosh Mishra    ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #155    ·    Commentary    
    The highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier has witnessed conflict between India and Pakistan , for over 13 years. A never ceasing conflict has resulted in hundreds of casualties, caused by the harsh terrain and advers...
  • Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - III Sir Creek
    D Suba Chandran    ·   21 Nov, 1998    ·    #154    ·    Commentary    
    Sir Creek is a 60 km long estuary in the  Rann of Kutch. The Rann of Kutch that lies between Gujarat on the Indian side and Sindh on Pakistani side, have many creeks such as Kajhar, Padala, Kori, Sir etc. The significance of the Sir Creek i...
  • Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - I Siachen
    D Suba Chandran    ·   18 Nov, 1998    ·    #153    ·    Commentary    
    The second round of Indo - Pak talks started in the first week of November 98 at New Delhi . The issues covered were as follows: Tulbul navigation Project / Wular barrage, Siachen, Sir Creek, Economic and Commercial co-operation, Terrorism ...
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