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Starting: Mon 01 Jun 1998 - 23:22:58 EDT
Ending: Sun 28 Jun 1998 - 00:00:16 EDT
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  • Asiaweek
    • Why India's bomb is justified    J. N. Dixit - May 29, 1998
      • >>>Francis Bacon wrote in 1625: "A just fear Of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause." This is sufficient answer in itself to those questioning India's five nuclear tests on May 11 and 13 and declaring itself a nuclear weapons state. It is an irony of geopolitics and strategic ...
  • Ceylon Daily News
  • Dawn, Karachi,
  • Hindustan Times
    • A decision at last!    Sumer Kaul - May 19,1998
      • >>>The Vajpayee government's decision to exercise the nuclear option has made every Indian feel inches taller. And more self-assured, more secure. This is not jingoism, not even chauvinism. It is national interest, the need to survive as ...
  • India Abroad
    • Navel-missile story leak seen as 'perverted twist    Aziz Haniffa - May 8, 1998
      • >>>The well-placed leak of India's alleged attempts to build a sealaunch missile with Russian assistance was in no way timed to coincide with President K.R. Narayanan's visit to the United States, but was deliberately intended to shift the "single focus" away from China, according to informed sources. .
  • India Connect website
    • Fabrications On The Way To The Funeral    Arun Shourie - June 27, 1998.
      • >>> "Rational vs. National," screams the headline of the new pall-bearer of secularism, the magazine Outlook. "Fresh evidence available with Outlook," the story announces, "reveals that not only has the ICHR [the Indian Council of Historical Research] been packed with ...
  • India Today
    • Stamp of approval    Swapan Dasgupta - June 22, 1998
      • >>>It is strange, if not outright bizarre, that the mere mention of "right wing" in India's intellectual circles is invariably accompanied by a sneer and a slight curling of the lips. For this astonishing feat of political correctness the credit must go to Jawaharlal Nehru. Blessed with charisma, vision and skills of ...
    • Luddite sisters    Tavleen Singh - June 22, 1998
      • >>>One of the many negative consequences of our socialist years is that anyone who appears to speak for the poor is an instant hero in this land of ours-filled with, despite socialism, mostly poor people. These self-appointed spokesmen of the poor often block development, progress and prosperity. But nobody dares point a ...
    • Crony communism    Udayan Namboodiri - June 8, 1998
      • >>>They are among west Bengal's "more equals", envied for their clout with a chief minister who is otherwise inaccessible and for the favours they manage to wrangle out of him. Unknown till about a decade ago, these neo-businessmen whose proximity to Jyoti Basu's family has perhaps been their only claim-and springboard- ...
    • After summer, the fall    Swapan Dasgupta - June 8, 1998
      • >>>At the best of times, failure is difficult to digest; at the worst of times, it is abhorrent. For the US, May's 10 N-tests are not only a failure of the counter-proliferation regime so carefully nurtured since 1993, they are a monumental foreign policy disaster. It will take time for the ramifications of ...
  • Maharashtra Herald
  • Mid-day
    • Talking on the lord    T V R Shenoy - June 20, 1998
      • >>>I can fight you," Narasimha Rao proclaimed in his last major speech in Parliament, "but I cannot fight Lord Rama." Rajesh Pilot, Harkishen Singh Surjeet, and Mulayam Singh Yadav are perfectly willing and capable of taking on both the Lord and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
    • Setting an example    Hugo Young - June 8, 1998
      • >>>New Labour was built on nuclear weapons. There were other foundations as well. but the Bomb was proof of virtue even earlier than One Member One Vote, and it had deep consequences. Even to mention the abandonment of Britain's nuclear policy as a matter worth debating was to defile oneself. Hardly has any ...
    • Nuke rebuke    M V Kamath - June 4, 1998
      • >>>The Brits are slow learners. Ever since they lost their empire, their thinking has stowed down. Actually, one isn't sure that they know how to think. One suspects that most Brits still live in the 19th century when they could loot and kill Indians to their hearts' content.
  • Organiser
  • Outlook
    • Bloodbath over a pamphlet    M.S. Shanker - June 22, 1998
      • >>>In the end, it took a sheaf of pamphlets to shatter the peace. But the communal violence which rocked Muslim-dominated pockets of Hyderabad on June 5 after an eight-year lull should not have come as a surprise. In fact, police commissioner R.P. Singh admitted as much. Pointing out that the police should have given ...
    • Dawood's man in Nepal    Rajesh Joshi - June 15, 1998
      • >>>A serious effort or just another gimmick? Even as the government for the first time initiates a move to get Mirza Dilshad Beg, Nepal's former minister and a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim, extradited from his adopted country, there are apprehensions that the exercise might turn out to be yet another damp squib.
  • The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
    • The Sonia myth    Tavleen Singh - June 1, 1998
      • >>>How much is Sonia Gandhi a real figure and how much a myth created by the media? This is a question that comes to my mind every time I see an interaction between her and Delhi's political journalists. The most recent one was last week when a gathering was arranged at he parliament house annexe. I was not there ...
  • The Afternoon Despatch and Courier
  • The Asian Age
  • The Economic Times
    • Charade of disarmament    K. Subrahmanyam - June 11, 1998
      • >>>The resolution moved by Japan and the US in the UN Security Council to condemn the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests provided an opportunity for various non-nuclear weapon states to focus attention on the hypocrisy of the nuclear weapon nations in attempting to maintain their nuclear hegemonism while ...
  • The Economist
  • The Free Press Journal
    • The tragedy of American arrogance    M.V. Kamath - June 11, 1998
      • >>>There are two things about Indo-American relations down the years that are most notable: the United States is ignorant about India but believes it is not and proceeds on that basis to formulate policies that turn out to be disastrous to all concerned. American ignorance is compounded with arrogance and this has been ...
    • Have we lost all sense of national pride?    M V Kamath - June 30, 1998
      • >>>If a foreign journal, say The New York Time or The Times, London or The Economic blasts India for daring to conduct a nuclear test, one can take it in one's stride. They have a long record of being anti-India and one can take their fulminations with a liberal pinch of salt. But when an Indian journal runs down its ...
    • To hell with the bootlickers    M V Kamath - May 26, 1998
      • >>>A certain weekly magazine has devoted almost an entire issue (May 25) to badmouth Atal Behari Vajpayee for daring to conduct nuclear tests at Pokhran. To press its point it has devoted two pages to show that when the Pakistanis fire their Ghauri missile at India, it can wipe out 90 lakh people in Delhi and another ...
    • Preachers must set an example    Virendra Kapoor - May 21, 1998
      • >>>One is not surprised at the discordant voices now beginning to be heard about Pokhran - II. Indeed, their absence would have been a matter of some concern. The sheer size of India foreclosed the possibility of her speaking with one voice even on such a cathartic event as the serial nuclear blasts. But it must have ...
  • The Hindu
    • Nuclear balance in Asia    C. Raja Mohan - June 11, 1998
      • >>>India's decision to become a declared nuclear weapon power is rooted in the geopolitical changes that have taken place in Asia since the end of the Cold War and would have a significant effect on their evolution. The grain powers would try and limit the impact of a nuclear India on Asian politics. But India defines a ...
    • The state of the Left    Surendra Mohan - June 3, 1998
      • >>>One of the major failure of the Left in India might be in analysing the changing social and class structures rather than in the political strategies adopted by it from time to time. The delayed response of the Left forces to the nuclear blasts has ...
  • The Hindustan Times
    • Title: An open letter to President Clinton    Jagmohan - June 18, 1998
      • >>>Dear Mr President, May I invite your attention to what President Woodrow Wilson had said in 1915 in his address to American citizens of foreign birth: "If I have in any degree forgotten what America was intended, I will thank God if you will remind me." The purpose of this letter is no ...
    • Title: Caste: A melting pot too slow    Rakshat Puri - June 17, 1998
      • >>>Dear is etched on the -Indian mind - Indian, not merely Hindu. The four traditionally enumerated castes among the Hindus are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. Each caste has innumerable subdivisions. Hindu society has been caste-ridden from time immemorial. But those who were ...
    • Cast(e) out of census    Editorial - June 16, 1998
      • >>>Union Home Minister L. K. Advani has done well to scotch any further speculation by rejecting the suggestion that the next decennial census should include caste for purposes of enumeration. The proposal, which had been mooted by the Census Commission's office, had been premised on the argument that it ...
    • Cast(e) out of census    Editorial - June 16, 1998
      • >>>Union Home Minister L. K. Advani has done well to scotch any further speculation by rejecting the suggestion that the next decennial census should include caste for purposes of enumeration. The proposal, which had been mooted by the Census Commission's office, had been premised on the argument that it ...
    • Return of the tilt    Author: N. C. Menon - June 8, 1998
      • >>>In the early 1970s, when former Secretary of State Henry (Super K) Kissinger first devised the tilt in order to favour Pakistan over India, he contributed a new term to the lexicon of political liturgy. The tilt also provided grist for cartoon mills around the world. lie tilt in favour of Pakistan gradually became the ...
  • The Indian Express
    • Nukes and gas    Editorial - June 15, 1998
      • >>>Madeliene Albright probably scents a triumph of US diplomacy in the outcome of back-to-back sessions in London of the G-8 and the Contact Group on the Balkans, and a luncheon meeting of nonweapons states in between. It shows the US in command of diverse bodies, including an emerging broader coalition to deal with h ...
    • Let the explosions herald elimination    Saeed Naqvi - June 12, 1998
      • >>>It is ironical that just when official Washington was in the mood for delivering sermons, CNN and Time have exploded a bombshell of their own: American arsenal consists of 13 million pounds of nerve gas. Indeed, nerve gas was used by the United States Special Forces in a covert operation in Laos in 1970, aimed at a ...
    • The voice of India (and response)    Editorial - June 12, 1998
      • >>>Ever since Pokharan-II, whatever gains India has made in strategic terms seems to have been consistently undermined by the polyphony -- indeed, the cacophony - of voices seeking to advance India's point of view in the international sphere. But it would be unfair to fault the government on its failure to speak in a ...
    • The voice of India (and response)    Editorial - June 12, 1998
      • >>>Ever since Pokharan-II, whatever gains India has made in strategic terms seems to have been consistently undermined by the polyphony -- indeed, the cacophony - of voices seeking to advance India's point of view in the international sphere. But it would be unfair to fault the government on its failure to ...
    • China's hitech was machine    T.J.S. George - June 8, 1998
      • >>>A barely noticed aspect of the bomb saga is that China is working towards a clearly defined goal and that Pokharan too is being dexterously fitted into the scheme. The goal is nothing less than upstaging the United States militarily as well as politically. ...
    • History of forgetfulness    Jyoti Malhotra - June 8, 1998
      • >>>It's been India vs The Rest for much of the last month. In the post-Pokharan II sound and fury, unusually disturbing noises from Japan have been almost drowned out - while the bilateral relationship has dived into a slow, reckless spin. ...
    • Politics of nuke powerdom    Hugo Young - June 6, 1998
      • >>>Tony Blair's New Labour was built on nuclear weapons. There were other foundations as well, but the bomb was proof of virtue, and it had deep consequences. Excluding the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament from the aura of the party required the abandonment of all discussion of Britain's nuclear policy. Hardly any Labour ...
    • Soaring in adversity    T.V.R. Shenoy - June 3, 1998
      • >>>The Finance Minister hasn't taken any cognisance of sanctions," Sharad Pawar buffed from the steps of Parliament House after the Budget was presented. "We regard it as an interim Budget. "With minor changes, the same note was struck the rest of the malcontents on the opposition benches.
    • Sonia so far    Yubaraj Ghimire - May 30, 1998
      • >>>Datta Meghe, a Sharad Pawar aide and Lok Sabha member from Nagpur, might have been forced to express regret for his public outburst against 'the coterie' around Sonia Gandhi, but that has not been able to dispel the impression gaining ground in the party. Sonia's two-pronged strategy -reward the loyal and isolate ...
    • Ignore this jihad    Editorial - May 30, 1998
      • >>>Nawaz Sharif's appeal to his country after its nuclear tests was high-pitched enough to sound as if a war were on, with all the trappings of austerity and an emergency. The international concomitant of this highly theatrical effort will no doubt be an appeal to Islam. Islamabad can be relied upon to try to win over ...
  • The Observer
    • HRD minister does a Pokhran in ICHR    Dina Nath Mishra - June 18, 1998
      • >>>The octopus-like grip of the card-holding Communists and fellow travellers over the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) for over a quarter century has distorted and gave ideological colouring to the history of India, More seriously, the Council has almost dumped historians of eminence like Yadunath Sarkar, R ...
    • Scourge of Naxalism    Editorial - June 17, 1998
      • >>>Home minister L K Advani has, with his characteristic lucidity, postulated how best to tight the menace of Naxalite violence. It is a welcome development that some constructive steps have been taken in this regard at Monday's high level meeting in Hyderabad, attended by the four Naxalite-infested states - Andhra Pradesh, ...
    • Unworthy tactics    Editorial - June 9, 1998
      • >>>Full five years have elapsed since the disputed structure in Ayodhya was brought down. Apparently, the passage of time has not reduced by one little whit . the divisive potential of the issue. The barricades were raised again on Friday in, of all places, Parliament. Media reports of prefabrication work of what ...
    • Global panchayat    Editorial - June 8, 1998
      • >>>For those who still remain unconvinced of the government's compulsions to carry out nuclear tests, the UN Security Council's arrogant and unfair treatment to India on the issue should be an eye-opener. On Saturday, the five permanent members of the Security Council - who happen to be in possession of thousands of ...
  • The Pioneer
    • Battered for centuries    Abhijit Bhattacharyya - June 11, 1998
      • >>>Today some of the major powers are angry because India has blasted five nuclear devices at Pokhran last week. The criticism is mounting and India faces the wrath and fury in the form of economic sanctions. A pity indeed, that 970 million people of one of the few democratic countries on the earth face such an action.
    • Left out of security debate    Barun Sengupta - June 4, 1998
      • >>>The reactions of the CPI(M) and the CPI on India's nuclear blasts have astounded many. Few are even disappointed. In Calcutta, during the last few weeks, I have beard from many people wanting to know as to what has happened to the leaders of the Left, and why are they taking a position that is known to be against ...
  • The Sunday Observer
    • Ally friend, retainer and a pawn    B N Uniyal - June 7-13, 1998
      • >>>America sees India as a friend, though not as an ally; China as an ally, though not as a friend, and Pakistan neither as a friend nor as an ally but only as a retainer. That is the way it has long been and that is the way it will long be. ...
    • India holds the ace    Robert Green - May 24-30, 1998
      • >>>Recently I spent two weeks in Geneva monitoring the second preparatory committee meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, to be held in 2000. It was a frustrating experience. The meeting broke up in disarray after the Nuclear Weapon States (NWSs), led by the United States of ...
    • Moving from the fringe to the centre    B N Uniyal - May 31-June 6, 1998
      • >>>The BJP has robbed the Congress of all its inheritance: Gandhi, Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, swadeshi, swaraj, secularism, self-reliance, scientific temper, globalization, liberalization, national consensus, non-alignment, disarmament, anti-Americanism, pro-Russianism, and what not! Vajpayee's statement in Parliament ...
  • The Sunday Pioneer
    • Chanting the patent mantra    Posted By Krishnakant Udavant - June 7, 1998
      • >>>It doesn't come as a surprise when colleagues refer to Raghunath Anant Mashelkar as the Patent Man. The sobriquet, earned following his pitched battles with the Americans to protect the intellectual property rights of India, has almost acquired the role of a surname today: Prof Mashelkar Patent.
  • The Telegraph
    • Two blind mice    K. P. Nayar - June 3, 1998
      • >>>This Is the untold story of what happened to India's nuclear bomb after the prime minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, left office in 1996 without testing a weapon, only because 13 days in power were insufficient to undertake another Pokhran. ...
    • Brotherly hate    Editorial - June 3, 1998
      • >>>If bullying is allowed to go unchecked, it will inevitably take extremely violent and self-destructive forms. The horror of what happened in Basanti in West Bengal acquires a different dimension when the violence is seen as fratricidal, in a manner of speaking. There have been numerous allegations of violence and ...
    • Tricks and treaties    Arundhati Ghosh - May 29, 1998
      • >>>The conducting of the five nuclear tests is a logical outcome of the stand India took during the test ban negotiations. To simplify at least our main objection to what the then prime minister called a "flawed" treaty, a "charade" - the comprehensive test ban treaty does not ban all nuclear tests; it ...
    • China was the ace up Zia's Topac sleeve    Chandan Nandy - May 25, 1998
      • >>>Operation Topac - which Union home minister L.K. Advani referred to last week while attacking Pakistan - was a three-phase plan put together by Gen. Zia ul Haq to iberate Kashmir, and he banked on China to bail him out if he fell into erious trouble while executing it.
    • Meeting of national minds    J. N. Dixit - May 25, 198
      • >>>The Bharatiya Janata Party's election manifesto promises to revamp the institutional management of India's national security problems. The elaboration of this promise in the national agenda for governance has generated debate on how these institutions should be organized and what their functions should be. Both the ...
  • The Times of India
    • Blinkered view    Editorial - June 25, 1998
      • >>>Presidential summits are always advertised as resounding successes irrespective of ground realities, and President Bill Clinton's visit to China starting today will not be an exception. The spin-doctors are bound to highlight China's likely assurances on non-proliferation, human rights and opening up of markets not ...
    • The enemy is self-doubt    J. N. Dixit - June 25, 1998
      • >>>India's nuclear weapon-state status has not only generated critical reactions abroad, a sharp division on its decision to go morally nuclear marks Indian public opinion too. India has to cope with the hypocrisy of the nuclear-weapon powers and their moral posturing while; dealing with the contradiction between the ...
    • Eagle's eyeview    M D Nalapat - June 25, 1998
      • >>>More than 30 years ago, the then defence minister of Communist China, Lin Biao, articulated his thesis that the "villages" of the world would encircle the "cities". The former were the countries of Asia, Africa and South America, while the latter were the United States and its Caucasian allies. Lin was ...
    • Hedging against hegemony    K Subrahmanyam - June 16, 1998
      • >>>Following the Indian nuclear tests, many people in this country and abroad have questioned whether declaring itself a nuclear weapon state befits a country which claims to have gained its freedom through a non-violent struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Professor Dietmar Rothermund of the Heidelberg ...
    • Disunited nations    Anil Nauriya - June 15, 1998
      • >>>When the foreign ministers of the Security Council's permanent members met separately in Geneva in June, the flags of the five countries were flanked on two sides by the flags of the United Nations, suggesting that the meeting was being held under the auspices of, or was representative the UN. Nothing in the ...
    • Casting out caste    Andre Beteille - June 11, 1998
      • >>>A move is afoot to include caste in the forthcoming Census of India. The enumeration, classification and ranking of castes became a major part of the census of population periodically undertaken by the colonial government since the end of the last century. The practice was discontinued, as a matter of principle, ...
    • U.S. lacks sensitivity to India: Jaswant    PTI - June 11, 1998
      • >>>Planning commission deputy chairman Jaswant Singh has criticised U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright's comment that India and Pakistan should "climb out of the hole they have dug themselves into" after their nuclear tests, "I must point out that civilisationally, we, in India, do not dig holes to bury ...
    • Nobody should consider India a pushover    Jyotirmaya Sharma - June 8, 1998
      • >>>India's recent exercise of its nuclear option has highlighted the need for a coherent national security policy. While nuclear weapons can be an effective deterrent, they have to be backed up by systematic, dynamic, and visionary thinking about national security concerns. Defence minister George Fernandes admits the ...
    • Disarmament the key    Editorial - June 8, 1998
      • >>>The debate on the UN Security Council resolution condemning the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests shows the extent to which the world is frustrated by the failure of the five permanent members to disarm. As a result of the insistence of many non-nuclear states, what was intended as a fairly straightforward exercise in ...
    • BJP is the true benefactor of Muslims    Gurmukh Singh - June 2, 1998
      • >>>Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is the BJP's only Muslim MP in the Lok Sabha. Elected from the Muslim-majority constituency of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, Naqvi is also one ofthe two Muslim ministers - the other being Sikandar Bakht - in the Vajpayee government Being a staunch Muslim, isn't he an odd man in the party which is branded anti- ...
    • India's threat perceptions: The Sino-Pakistan nexus    Dinesh Kumar - May 18, 1998
      • >>>The five nuclear tests conducted over a span of 48 hours were long overdue and they are entirely in tune with the strategic security environment in the country's neighbourhood. The choice was between inaction while being slowly squeezed by smiling faces with deceptive hands or acting on the dictum that a country's ...
    • The Left is always right    Ravi Kapoor - June 2, 1998
      • >>>The world of Leftist intellectuals and communist leaders has come to an fend not with a whimper, but with a bang. They valiantly fought to save the country from the perils of 'jingoism They left no stone unturned to thwart India's nuclearisation: they shed even the semblance of morality by supporting the nuclear ...
    • Arms race myth    K Subrahmanyam - May 30, 1998
      • >>>The Pakistani nuclear test has brought into the open that country's nuclear weapon which has been in existence for 11 years. Many in this country used to argue that we had lived with the Chinese bomb for well over three decades and, therefore, why should we not live with the Pakistani bomb too. In fact, India ...
    • Nuclear Neo-racism    M D Nalapat - June 1, 1998
      • >>>After 500 years of domination over the earth, the Caucasian races are finding it difficult to adjust to a universe in which the lesser breeds challenge their supremacy. The first blow was struck in 1947 by India, which forced out the British through noncooperation and a no-tax campaign. Finally, the colonisers had d ...

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