COMMENTARIES
  • Pakistan-India Relations: The Way Ahead
       ·   24 Aug, 1998    ·    #139    ·    Commentary    
    I must first of all congratulate the organizers of this seminar on barging up an issue that is today. If I may say so, the most important global issue.     Before dwelling upon the sub-topic of today’s seminar "T...
  • Indian Economy after the Nuclear Tests
       ·   24 Aug, 1998    ·    #138    ·    Commentary    
    The topic of the 6th Friday discussion group was Indian Economy After the Tests. Mr. Chari, who chaired the session, highlighted two statements in his opening remarks. One was the statement of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee: &...
  • 1947-1997: The Kashmir Dispute at Fifty Charting Paths to Peace
       ·   18 Aug, 1998    ·    #137    ·    Commentary    
      RECOMMENDATIONS     The Findings section of this report revealed how widely divergent are the perceptions of the several parries to the Kashmir dispute in respect to the origin and nature of that dispute as we...
  • Executive Summary of the Delhi Policy Group Report on Jammu and Kashmir
       ·   18 Aug, 1998    ·    #136    ·    Commentary    
    This report makes a number of recommendations about how to return Jammu and Kashmir to Peace and tranquility. It bases its recommendations on the assumption that the militancy has lost considerable ground and that an elected government has...
  • Command and Control Arrangements
       ·   18 Aug, 1998    ·    #135    ·    Commentary    
    A seminar was held in IPCS on August 7, 1998 to discuss the establishment of command and control arrangements after the nuclear tests conducted by India in May. Air Chief Marshall (retd) S.K.Mehra, former Chief of the Air Staff, led these ...
  • Six lessons from South Asia
    Ramesh Thakur    ·   14 Aug, 1998    ·    #134    ·    Commentary    
    The progress that had been achieved in 1995-96 in eliminating the scourge of nuclear testing and the threat of nuclear proliferation seems like a distant dream. Yet, two months after the shock of the tests by India and Pakistan , th...
  • India, Pakistan, and Central Asia
    Dinshaw Mistry    ·   14 Aug, 1998    ·    #133    ·    Commentary    
    In the report on the workshop on possibilities for co-operation in Central Asia , one did not find a deeper discussion on diverging Indian and Pakistani perspectives on Central Asia . For example, on the issue of Russian influence in t...
  • What If Deterrence Fails?
       ·   14 Aug, 1998    ·    #132    ·    Commentary    
    All good strategists and policymakers should take into account the possibility that nuclear deterrence may fail. While deterrence ultimately assumes that nuclear weapons may never be used, what if this assumption fails? One then has to deal with t...
  • India-China Relations
       ·   06 Aug, 1998    ·    #131    ·    Commentary    
    India-China relations suffered a serious reverse in April 1998. It was sparked off by a series of statements made by the Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes, soon after he assumed office in late March this year. An analysis of this has been m...
  • India’s Strategic Nuclear Doctrine
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   06 Aug, 1998    ·    #130    ·    Commentary    
    The strategic nuclear doctrines of India and Pakistan become significant in the interests of predictability and stability in the nuclear weapon environment post Pokhran 2 and Chagai.     Prime Minister Nawaz...