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June 26, 2003

Caution! Bumps ahead
'We have just begun a long and difficult journey towards commencing a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan. It would be advisable to move with circumspection and caution on this bumpy road, without blowing the horn loudly, or too often.' says G Parthasarathy.

June 06, 2003

Confusion or deliberate dissonance?
'We reduce our stature in the world by appearing to suffer from a Pakistan fixation and indeed a Pakistan obsession.' says G Parthasarathy.

April 26, 2003

How long will we issue empty threats ?
'The healing touch in dealing with problems of the long-suffering people of Jammu and Kashmir is imperative. Will it work with a military dictator who regards conciliatory gestures by us as manifestations of weakness?' says G Parthasarathy.

April 11, 2003

Iraq's uncertain future
'There are indications that the Bush Administration has already reached an agreement with Iraqi opposition leaders in London that Iraq will privatise its oil industry,' says G Parthasarathy.

March 26, 2003

Pakistan's provocation: What next?
'Have military planners in India readied options to strike back at Pakistan should there be further escalation in low intensity conflict?'.

March 8, 2003

The tale of two neighbours
'Our internal security mechanisms will have to meet the challenges posed by illegal immigration of Bangladesh nationals and the ISI/Bangladesh nexus promoting violence in our northeast,' says G Parthasarathy.

February 24, 2003

The new American agenda
'The Fourth World War, I was told, would involve taking the fight to the enemy's territory and signaling to countries that harbour terrorists that their sovereignty is at risk.'

January 27, 2003

Putin sets the Pace
'While India can draw satisfaction from the visit of President Putin, it will do well to remember some aspects of the determination with which the charismatic Russian leader deals with terrorism.'

December 11, 2002

The new Musharraf dispensation
'The political direction that Pakistan and provinces bordering Afghanistan are taking is becoming clear. It is only a question of time before the little support that America has in locating Al Qaeda significantly dries up.'

October 24, 2002

India in the American national security strategy
'While President Bush has asked Pakistan to "permanently" end its support for cross-border terrorism, there is no dearth of voices that seek to dilute this policy.'

September 12, 2002

Politics, Musharraf-style
'In reality what Pervez Musharraf intends is a democracy in Pakistan that will be a government of the army, by the army, for the army.'

August 13, 2002

The road to Kabul
'India has done well to avoid giving any impression that it seeks to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs.'

June 21, 2002

The politics of oil
'Musharraf's visit to Moscow was not primarily because of any unrealistic ambition of Putin to be mediator on Kashmir, but because he wants to miss no opportunity to ensure Russian participation in the exploitation of Central Asian oil and gas.'

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