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  • 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 ...
  • Pokhran-II: Six Months after the Nuclear Tests
       ·   16 Nov, 1998    ·    #152    ·    Commentary    
    The following is a report of the seminar organized by the IPCS on 13 November 1988 on the security situation in South Asia six months after the nuclear tests conducted by India . The speakers were Ajit Bhattacharjea, Rear Adm. Raja ...
  • Vajpayee's China fiasco
       ·   12 Nov, 1998    ·    #151    ·    Commentary    
    India 's China policy is more or less a shambles today and the 'credit' for that belongs to Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee. This is not the first time that he has been 'a bull in a China shop'. In 1977-78, ...
  • Sino-Indian relations
       ·   12 Nov, 1998    ·    #150    ·    Commentary    
    The following is a combined report of two seminars organized on 16 and 23 October 1998 by the IPCS on Sino-Indian relations. The seminars were organized by the IPCS on Sino-Indian relations following the return of the speakers/resource persons a...
  • India-Pakistan Dialogue: A Small Step in the Right Direction
    Ashutosh Mishra    ·   30 Oct, 1998    ·    #149    ·    Commentary    
    Recently, India and Pakistan have realised that evolving less hostile relations with each other is a prerequisite to improving their battered images in the eyes of the international community. Also, the Pokhran-Chagai tests have fo...
  • No Use for a 'No First Use' offer: Pakistan's impeccable logic
    Prof. RVR Chandrasekhara Rao    ·   26 Oct, 1998    ·    #148    ·    Commentary    
    Such is the state of India-Pakistan relations that even a resumption of foreign-secretary level meetings is hailed as an event of importance, even if they achieve only marginally. The recently held talks in Islamabad resulted in nothing mo...
  • The US Task Force and Celeste's Kashmir remarks
    Sushil J Aaron    ·   01 Oct, 1998    ·    #147    ·    Commentary    
    The recommendations of the Independent Task Force (ITF) established by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution regarding a course of action for the United States towards a post-nuclear South Asia , especially ...
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