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  • 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...
  • Next to Subcontinent Face-Off, the Cold War Looks Safe
    Ramesh Thakur    ·   06 Aug, 1998    ·    #129    ·    Commentary    
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott will resume talks in New Delhi Monday with Jaswant Singh, the Indian government's point man in defending its nuclear tests to the world. Mr. Talbott would do well to impress upon his Subcon...
  • Talbott - Jaswant Talks: Vying for distant possibilities
    Ashutosh Mishra    ·   06 Aug, 1998    ·    #128    ·    Commentary    
    Harold Saunders wrote in his book "The Other Walls" dealing with the Arab - Israeli peace process that, before the formal negotiations, begin the parties must prenegotiate to produce results from final negotiations. By prenegotiation he ...
  • Strategic and Doctrinal Implications:Post-Pokharan and Chagai
    D Suba Chandran    ·   18 Jul, 1998    ·    #127    ·    Commentary    
    Maj. Gen. Ashok Mehta initiated the discussion by saying that India ’s Pokharan blasts were not a sudden development. There have been continuous efforts and research since 1974. The decision of the BJP Government was a part of its ele...
  • Clinton’s China Visit Objectives, Achievements & Failures
    D Suba Chandran    ·   18 Jul, 1998    ·    #126    ·    Commentary    
    Mr. Clinton’s visit to China marks a great shift in American foreign policy towards China , particularly after that tensed period, in which there were serious allegations and counter charges over the Taiwan Straits missile iss...
  • Britain, India and Pakistan could start a disarmament club
    Ramesh Thakur    ·   18 Jul, 1998    ·    #125    ·    Commentary    
    Not a single country that had nuclear weapons when the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed in 1968 has given them up. The whiff of hypocrisy in statements from those who have nuclear weapons robs their condemnation of much value in shaping ...
  • India-China Relations
       ·   30 Jun, 1998    ·    #122    ·    Commentary    
    Professor G. P. Deshpande, Mr. Giri Deshingkar, and Mr. Vinod Khanna made presentations on aspects of India-China relations since the recent nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. Professor Deshpande argued that it would be a mistake t...
  • Nuclear Issues in South Asia
       ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #121    ·    Commentary    
    1. Two discussions at the India International Centre in New Delhi on 16 & 20 June 1998 highlighted the dilemmas facing Indian policy in the coming years. It also brought out the different views and perceptions of different political part...
  • Revive the Drive against Nuclear Weapons Now
    DA Wiwik Dharmiasih    ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #120    ·    Commentary    
    After a decade of great promise in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the spectre of nuclear weapons is again at the center of attention. The nuclear disarmament process now urgently needs a new and forceful impetus.  ...
  • War Deterring, Not War Fighting
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   28 Jun, 1998    ·    #119    ·    Commentary    
    Addressing the National Geographic society on 11 June ’98, President Clinton admitted that, "Both India and Pakistan have security concerns that are legitimate", but added that "Nuclear tests by India and P...
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