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Starting: Mon 01 Jun 1998 - 23:22:58 EDT
Ending: Sun 28 Jun 1998 - 00:00:16 EDT
Messages: 109

  • 'Where is the scope for negotiations on CTBT
    • Neerja Chowdhury    The Indian Express - June 7, 1998
      • >>>Pranab Mukherjee has held almost all important portfolios including finance and external affairs - at the Centre. As the nation debates the impact of the nuclear tests and the BJP Government's maiden Budget, Neerja Chowdhury speaks to the veteran Congress leader. Excerpts: : ...
  • A decision at last!
    • Sumer Kaul    Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • A very political bomb (and a comment)
    • Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik    Dawn, Karachi, - June 27, 1998
      • >>>BY conducting nuclear tests and launching a weaponsdevelopment programme, India has taken the same ignominious path as the Big Five, and has thereby disgraced itself. India's decision was devoid of a strategic rationale, and it violated the sensible principles New Delhi ...
  • After summer, the fall
    • Swapan Dasgupta    India Today - 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 ...
  • Ally friend, retainer and a pawn
    • B N Uniyal    The Sunday Observer - 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. ...
  • Analysis of a Nuclear India
  • Arms race myth
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Ayodhya: A ecular, Hindu, non-saffron view
    • Neera Kuckreja Sohoni    The Times of India - June 18, 1998
      • >>>To be a Hindu is secular but to openly profess to be Hindu is to be fundamentalist. Only in India is the definition of secularism so maliciously perverse as to claim an in-the-closet believer of Hinduism as legitimate and secular but the out-of-closet Hindu as non-secular.
  • Battered for centuries
    • Abhijit Bhattacharyya    The Pioneer - 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.
  • Bill Clinton invests China with role in Indian sub-continent
    • Ramesh Chandran    The Times of India - June 13, 1998
      • >>>Having been savaged by his political opponents in the US Congress over his controversial China policy, President Bill Clinton's defence of his "Policy of Engagement" with Beijing is likely to pries open a fresh can of worms - thanks to his remarks on China's potential role in the Indian subcontinent.
  • BJP is the true benefactor of Muslims
    • Gurmukh Singh    The Times of India - 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- ...
  • BJP lauds new anti-terrorism bill introduced in T.N.
  • Blinkered view
    • Editorial    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Bloodbath over a pamphlet
    • M.S. Shanker    Outlook - 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 ...
  • Both Sides Now
  • Brotherly hate
    • Editorial    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • By-poll results put Kalyan in strong saddle
    • Prajnan Bhattacharya    The Observer - June 9, 1998
      • >>>The outcome of the just concluded by-polls to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has helped the ruling BJP to consolidate its position. Meanwhile, the BSP too has managed to retain its three seats by improving its vote percentage remarkably.
  • Bypoll results vote for Vajpayee Govt, nuclear stand
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - June 8, 1998
      • >>>Results of the just-concluded bye-elections to Parliament and assemblies, spread across 13 states, indicate the people's approval of the performance of the two-month-old Vajpayee Government and its bold decision to go nuclear. ...
  • Cast(e) out of census
    • Editorial    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
    • Editorial    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • Casting out caste
    • Andre Beteille    The Times of India - 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, ...
  • Chanting the patent mantra
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Sunday Pioneer - 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.
  • Charade of disarmament
    • K. Subrahmanyam    The Economic Times - 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 ...
  • China fuelled arms race in South Asia
    • Prem Prakash    The Observer - June 13, 1998
      • >>>On October 16, 1964, China had exploded a nuclear device in direct response to Jawaharlal Nehru's efforts to modernise and re-equip India's army, following the debacle In 1962. This was where the South Asian nuclear arms race began. ...
  • China was the ace up Zia's Topac sleeve
    • Chandan Nandy    The Telegraph - 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.
  • China's hitech was machine
    • T.J.S. George    The Indian Express - 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. ...
  • China-basing continues in U.S. newspapers
  • Crony communism
    • Udayan Namboodiri    India Today - 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- ...
  • Dawood's man in Nepal
    • Rajesh Joshi    Outlook - 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.
  • Disarmament the key
    • Editorial    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Disunited nations
    • Anil Nauriya    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Eagle's eyeview
    • M D Nalapat    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Endless projects turn ICHR into an expensive joke
    • Josy Joseph    The Asian Age - June 24, 1998
      • >>>The appalling apathy of the Indian Council of Historical Research, which is the official agency for documenting and promoting Indian history, has had a telling effect on the performance of the institute. ...
  • Evolution of India's Nuclear Policy (Statement in Lok Sabha) Par 2 of 2
    • Govt of India    Organiser - June 14, 1998
      • >>>Govt reassures to safeguard India's security interests India is a nuclear weapon state. This is a reality that cannot be denied. It is not a conferment that we seek; nor is it a status for others to grant. It is an endowment to the nation by our scientists ...
  • Evolution of India's Nuclear Policy (Statement in Lok Sabha) Part 1 of 2
    • Govt of India    Organiser - June 14, 1998
      • >>>Govt reassures to safeguard India's security interests After Shakti-98 tests a paper was laid on the table of Lok Sabha on "Evolution of India's Nuclear Policy". We reproduce here text of the same. - Ed.
  • Fabrications On The Way To The Funeral
    • Arun Shourie    India Connect website - 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 ...
  • Five-point US plan to contain nuclear crisis
    • Seema Sirohi    The Telegraph - May 30, 1998
      • >>>Faced with the "fearful symmetry" of a nuclear South Asia, the US squarely blamed New Delhi for forcing the issue and scrambled to evolve a coherent response to contain and restrain India and Pakistan. ...
  • Global panchayat
    • Editorial    The Observer - 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 ...
  • Good tidings
  • Have a nuclear bomb to end conflict
    • L.K. Sharma    The Times of India - June 7, 1998
      • >>>It is a sheer coincidence that those spitting fire against India's nuclear tests are the ones who never took notice of the long-running bomb programme of Pakistan, the open literature on which weighs several kilotons. ...
  • Have we lost all sense of national pride?
    • M V Kamath    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • HC ruling on OBC quota vindicates Kalyan stance
    • Prajnan Bhattacharya    The Observer - June 17, 1998
      • >>>The Allahabad High Court judgement rejecting the writ petition filed by the Kshatriya Mahasabha - an organisation of Rajputs, has not only resulted in vacating the stay on the quota scheduled for the 37 sub-castes of the 21 OBCs, but has also bailed out the Kalyan Singh Government from an unwanted and precarious ...
  • Hedging against hegemony
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • History of forgetfulness
    • Jyoti Malhotra    The Indian Express - 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. ...
  • HRD minister does a Pokhran in ICHR
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - 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 ...
  • If Clinton comes with respect, he will be welcome
    • Abhijit Sinha    The Sunday Observer - June 7-13, 1998
      • >>>After succinctly, and successfully, putting across to the world at large India's viewpoint about the negative approach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and its corollaries - the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty - Arundhati Ghose retired from the external affairs ...
  • If Kashmir goes to the UN, so will other ethno-nationalist conflicts
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Economic Times - June 9, 1998
      • >>>For some inexplicable reasons, the mention of Kashmir in international fora generates panic in India. The latest P-5 statement from Geneva exhorting India and Pakistan to enter into a direct dialogue on root causes of tension including Kashmir has cast a pall of gloom over Delhi. This is considered the first ...
  • Ignore this jihad
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • In the Clinton Cabinet, India has only one friend - Bill
  • India can simulate N-tests in supercomputers: C-DAC chief
    • PTI    Maharashtra Herald - May 31, 1998
      • >>>India now possesses the technology to make supercomputers which can simulate nuclear tests without carrying out any more underground tests, said the chief architect of India's PARAM 10000' supercomputer, Dr Vijay Bhatkar. ...
  • India holds the ace
    • Robert Green    The Sunday Observer - 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 ...
  • India is likely to sign NPT, CTBT if terms are met
    • M.D. Nalpat    The Times of India - June 8, 1998
      • >>>Now that it has built an adequate database for the development of nuclear warheads, and has the technology for subcritical nuclear tests (permitted under the CTBT), New Delhi may drop its objections towards signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. ...
  • India's threat perceptions: The Sino-Pakistan nexus
    • Dinesh Kumar    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Indian politics and vulnerability
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Economic Times - June 25, 1998
      • >>>These are very trying times for our country. Our disunity has been exposed to the whole world and India will be lucky if efforts are not made to exploit our disunity and dissensions. The tragedy is this was wholly avoidable. This is not merely a ...
  • Islamic_bomb threat to Israel, says Moynihan
    • Rye Brook, New York    The Hindu - May 30, 1998
      • >>>Pakistan's nuclear tests mean that Israel could be threatened by an Islamic bomb, US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said today. ow you have the Islamic bomb and it will inevitably by pointed at the Middle East, Mr Moynihan, a former Ambassador to India, ...
  • Kashmir militancy is funded through hahtoos' smuggling
  • Kashmir to be on agenda of Big-5 foreign ministers' meet
    • IANS    Maharashtra Herald - May 31, 1998
      • >>>The U.S. is trying to convene a meeting of foreign ministers of then five permanent members of the U. N. Security Council in a bid to prevent any nuclear escalation in South Asia over Kashmir. Washington intends to include Kashmir on the agenda at the ...
  • Left out of security debate
    • Barun Sengupta    The Pioneer - 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 ...
  • Let the explosions herald elimination
    • Saeed Naqvi    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Luddite sisters
    • Tavleen Singh    India Today - 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 ...
  • Meeting of national minds
    • J. N. Dixit    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • Moving from the fringe to the centre
    • B N Uniyal    The Sunday Observer - 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 ...
  • Navel-missile story leak seen as 'perverted twist
    • Aziz Haniffa    India Abroad - 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. .
  • Nobody should consider India a pushover
    • Jyotirmaya Sharma    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Nuclear appartheid receives a surprise blow - India's
  • Nuclear balance in Asia
    • C. Raja Mohan    The Hindu - 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 ...
  • Nuclear Neo-racism
    • M D Nalapat    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Nuke rebuke
    • M V Kamath    Mid-day - 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.
  • Nukes and gas
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • NY theater to stage play featuring 'Gay Christ' despite
    • Reuter    Maharashtra Herald - May 31, 1998
      • >>>A New York theater company reversed a decision not to produce Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's 'Corpus Christi,' which features a homosexual Christ-like figure, despite death threats and protests from some Catholics. ...
  • Our understanding of the Indian subcontinent is going to change
    • Pranab Basu    The Times of India - June 3, 1998
      • >>>In terms of archaeological achievements, "We are on the fringes of a revolution that will prove that vegetation and domesticity of animals had existed in the Indian subcontinent around 7000 BC as against our earlier finding that put the date around 4000 BC," says Dr Jean-Francois Jarrige, a well known French archaeologist ...
  • Politics of nuke powerdom
    • Hugo Young    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Preachers must set an example
    • Virendra Kapoor    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • Ramanna deplores proar over Pokhran tests
    • Press Trust of India    The Observer - June 16, 1998
      • >>>Eminent nuclear scientist Raja Ramanna has deplored the oise being made over recent nuclear tests at Pokhran by some political parties and has urged them to rise above partisan considerations in hailing the scientists' achievement. ...
  • Return of the tilt
    • Author: N. C. Menon    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • Rise in anti-Left votes worries CPM
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Telegraph - May 30, 1998
      • >>>The increase in anti-Left Front rural votes in the just-concluded panchayat poll has become a cause of worry for the CPM. A perturbed Biman Bose, CPM Central Committee member and in charge of the poll, refused to offer any analysis at a crowded ...
  • Scourge of Naxalism
    • Editorial    The Observer - 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, ...
  • Senator points out flaws in U.S. policy
    • Times of India News Service    The Times of India - June 18, 1998
      • >>>Defending India's nuclear tests, in what was perhaps one of the most comprehensive speeches detailing the history and thrust of the Indian nuclear programme and the reasons which propelled it, Republican Senator Connie Mack pointed out that India's 50-year history demonstrated "peaceful intent exercised within a ...
  • Setting an example
    • Hugo Young    Mid-Day - 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 ...
  • Soaring in adversity
    • T.V.R. Shenoy    The Indian Express - 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    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Spirituality lies in being one's own true self
    • Sheeb Nair    The Times of India - June 18, 1998
      • >>>A signboard at the Ambedkar gardens near Powai lake urges you to climb uphill, which you do, stopping only when you reach a gateway flanked by a Shiva temple and a post office. Thankfully, the watchman has been trained to look out for ...
  • Stamp of approval
    • Swapan Dasgupta    India Today - 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 ...
  • Subramaniam's statement, a case of delayed wisdom?
    • Mahendra Ved    The Times of India - June 7, 1998
      • >>>It may be a mere coincidence that C. Subramaniam, former Union minister and governor who was awarded Bharat Ratna recently, has spoken a day after the foreign ministers of the P5 nations meeting in Geneva, on the demand to involve a third party, or parties, to resolve the long-pending Kashmir issue.
  • Talking on the lord
    • T V R Shenoy    Mid-day - 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).
  • The bigger loser turns out to be Pakistan
  • The enemy is self-doubt
    • J. N. Dixit    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • The Left is always right
    • Ravi Kapoor    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • The NPT game is up; India should set the agenda now
    • Minhaz Merchant    The Times of India - June 16, 1998
      • >>>India's and Pakistan's nuclear tests have shaken the edifice of nuclear hegemony carefully constructed by the five "original" nuclear weapon powers (the P-5). Their duplicity in denying the same right to other countries - a responsible nuclear weapons programme - that they arrogate to themselves stands exposed in ...
  • The NPT regime is in tatters, you cannot patch it up
    • Mona Mehta    The Times of India - June 11, 1998
      • >>>Back in 1996 Arundhati Ghose became a household name in India when, as the country's chief test-ban negotiator at the UN Conference on Disarmament, she spiritedly and forcefully put forth India's objections to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in world forums. She had said that his treaty is so ...
  • The Sonia myth
    • Tavleen Singh    The Afternoon Despatch & Courier - 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 state of the Left
    • Surendra Mohan    The Hindu - 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 tragedy of American arrogance
    • M.V. Kamath    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • The voice of India (and response)
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - 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 ...
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Time to discard ashmir first or nothing stance
    • Ashok K. Mehta    India Abroad - May 24, 1998
      • >>>Days before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government took office, there was, more by accident gm design, a flurry of confidence-building measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan, which threw up an interesting "no use of Kashmir to wage war" proposal that is worth following up.
  • Title: An open letter to President Clinton
    • Jagmohan    The Hindustan Times - 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    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • To hell with the bootlickers
    • M V Kamath    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • Tricks and treaties
    • Arundhati Ghosh    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • Two blind mice
    • K. P. Nayar    The Telegraph - 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. ...
  • U.S. lacks sensitivity to India: Jaswant
    • PTI    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Unworthy tactics
    • Editorial    The Observer - 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 ...
  • US Congress hearing on Iran-Pak nuclear connection
    • Times of India News Service    The Times of India - June 13, 1998
      • >>>A group of prominent Congressmen have sought from representative Benjamin Gilman, the influential chairman of the House International Relations Committee, to urgently hold an oversight hearing to delve into reports that Iran is "aggressively seeking to develop nuclear weapons" with blueprints obtained ...
  • US lawmakers question wooking of China, snub to India
    • Chidanand Rajghatta    The Indian Express - June 18, 1998
      • >>>Smitten by the allure of China's markets and potential might, the Clinton administration is ignoring or forsaking meaningful ties with more worthy democratic allies in Asia like India and may be putting off Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines, key American lawmakers and analysts are saying.
  • US soft towards Pak, sharp, on India
    • N. C. Menon    The Hindustan Times - May 30, 1998
      • >>>It was clear yesterday from the reactions of the US administration to the five nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan that the Kissinger-era tilt" against India is still there. Referring to President Clinton's efforts to dissuade Prime ...
  • US's hidden agenda in Africa
  • VHP for political solution to temple issue
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - June 25, 1998
      • >>>The VHP has demanded that a "quick political solution" be found to the Ayodhya temple issue and called for the constitution of an appropriate forum for expediting the conclusion, as an adverse court verdict may be difficult to execute. ...
  • Why India's bomb is justified
    • J. N. Dixit    Asiaweek - 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 ...

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