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Vol II Issue I

The 1st Anniversary Edition

May 2003

I N S I D E


Spotlight 

Romeet K Watt

 

Editorial

 

Feature     

K.T.N.S

                   

View Point      

K P S Gill

 

On Track

Sumer Kaul

         

Exclusive

Spl. Report

 

Analysis

Sawraj Singh

 

State Craft

Yashwant Sinha

 

Perspective

M V Kamath

 

Last Word

Ram Puniyani

                            


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E D I T O R I A L

Time to go that extra mile in Kashmir 

Romeet K Watt


Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has, undoubtedly, made history. He has the distinction of being the first Indian premier in the past 17 years to address a "well-attended" public gathering in the heart of Srinagar in Kashmir. Let us, please, forget how successful, well-attended political rallies are managed. The mechanism.......More >>>>

Idea of India is bigger than Kashmir

What others say......


Kashmir, we all know, is not just another state. For most Indians, it's an article of faith. From different premises, different shades of political opinion in India have arrived at a ‘consensus': The country cannot survive as a unified republic, much less a secular one, if Kashmir ceases to be part of it. On the left, this has to do.......More >>>>

F E A T U R E

V I E W P O I N T

Instability in undefined Asia

KashmirTELEGRAPH News Service


The US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have created uncertainty. The question is not merely about the nature of post war Iraq, or prices in the oil market. The US actions are bound to have an impact on the internal power struggle in the Saudi royal family, contest between reformists and hardliners in Iran, stability ......More >>>>

Towards a permanent peace

K P S Gill


There has been an enormous burst of activity and accompanying euphoria since India's Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, visited Srinagar on April 18 and made an offer of renewed talks with Pakistan over the vexed Kashmir issue. The move has been greeted with a crescendo of international approval, and has drawn enthusiastic.......More >>>>

O N T R A C K

E X C L U S I V E

World defence against Uncle Sam

Sumer Kaul


Behold the raptors of the 21st century; that glint in the eyes, those curving lips. And why not; they have just made a big kill. But like all greedy predators, even before they have sat down to partake of the juicy Iraqi spread, they are planning their next kill. Who it will be is the billion-barrel life-and death question staring in the face .....More >>>>

I.S.I: From Pakistan, with love

Special Report


Pakistan’s chief spy, head of the famous Inter Services Intelligence Agency (ISI), General Ehsan ul Haq, will be spending the next 3-4 days with his counter-parts in the American CIA, discussing issues crucial to the future of Pak-US and Indo-Pakistan relations. His visit, at the invitation of the CIA Chief, will be his first but will be ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

Confluence of civilizations will be better

Sawraj Singh


Some scholars feel that there is a clash of civilizations. This clash can be between the Western and the Eastern civilizations. Some scholars see a growing confrontation between the Christian and the Islamic civilizations. Samuel Huntington’s book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order really promoted.......More >>>>

Present international challenges for peace

Yashwant Sinha


Much has changed as a result of Iraq. But some verities remain unaffected. One of them is the fundamental and pre – eminent threat posed to peace, civilization, democracy and the rule of law by international terrorism. And as far as India is concerned, pre – Iraq or post –Iraq, one of the most critical challenges that confronts.....More >>>>

P E R S P E C T I V E

L A S T   W O R D

How strong is India vis-a-vis Pakistan

M V Kamath


Strong criticism of the Defence Ministry has been voiced in the Lok Sabha following the tabling of a Parliamentary Committee report on 22 April, on the working of the Ministry and the garnering and spending of resources. According to the report, notwithstanding the trauma of Kargil and other assaults on national security.......More >>>>

Complimenting Imperialist Designs

Ram Puniyani


Decades ago M.S. Golwalkar, the then RSS Sarsanghchalak, supremo, had supported the America's aggression on Vietnam. That was the time when most of the World was condemning the US offensive, its use of inhuman weapons on the unarmed citizens of Vietnam. The pretext for US was that the emerging Vietnamese.......More >>>>


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