COVER STORY

18-06-1999

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Briefing

WAR IN KARGIL

Cover Story
The infiltration by well-armed Pakistani irregulars and troops across the Line of Control and their entrenchment in the Kargil sector have ...

The political and diplomatic background

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
MANY experts had predicted that the conventional military superiority India had over Pakistan would be negated once Pakistan conducted ...

In the line of fire

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
An exclusive account from the combat zone, where India's grim war to regain the heights occupied by Pakistani irregulars and troops seems ...

Pakistan's strategy

Pakistan's move in Kargil is part of a calculated design to revive the flagging militancy in Kashmir and place the dispute squarely in the ...

Playing with fire in Kargil

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
New Delhi and Islamabad have embarked on a misadventure in Kargil. Their brinkmanship has an escalation potential built into it, hawkish ...

Diversionary and chauvinistic

Other
AT a time when a crucial divide seemed to be emerging in Indian politics between those committed to communalism and chauvinistic ...

The resignation and after

The events that followed the revolt by Sharad Pawar and two other CWC members have made it clear that Sonia Gandhi has consolidated her ...

'There is no room for free discussion in Sonia Congress'

Politics
Sharad Pawar, his supporters say, has taken the biggest gamble of his 40-year-long political career by inviting expulsion from the Congress(I) ...

Citizen Sonia

V.VENKATESAN Politics
Sonia Gandhi's credentials as an Indian citizen, and her right to be considered for high office, including the post of Prime Minister, are ...

Italy and citizenship

Politics
John Cherian, Frontline,'s World Affairs Correspondent, submitted the following five questions to the Italian Embassy in New Delhi. He promptly ...

A landmark launch

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Sriharikota Science & Technology
The launch of PSLV-C2 is a major technological feat of the Indian Space Research Organisation; it also marks the arrival of India in the ...

'A stepping stone for commercial ventures'

Science & Technology
Interview with Dr. K. Kasturirangan, ISRO Chairman. The successful flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C2) is the fifth ...

A hectic schedule

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Science & Technology
IN the coming months the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have a hectic schedule, with several launches slated from ...

The science and commerce of PSLV

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
The latest PSLV configuration with simple jettisoning systems meant for passenger payloads in the micro-satellites category will make it a ...

Amartya Sen's human science of development

Other
Frontline The award represented a break in a two-decade trend reflecting a pronounced "bias in favour of technoeconomics in the service ...

Regime of restrictions

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
In an apparent bid to preserve the United States' nuclear hegemony, a move is on in the U.S. to impose restrictions on visits to its nuclear ...

A dialogue in Bangalore

PARVATHI MENON in Bangalore Science & Technology
A year after Pokhran-II, experts from India and the United States meet and discuss the sensitive question of nuclear weaponisation and ...

On the truth of nuclear deterrence

Other
Interview with General George Lee Butler. As Commander of the United States Strategic Command from 1991 to 1994, General George Lee ...

A forum for heart care

A Chennai-based doctor, along with some of his patients, launches a forum to gather information on the various aspects of heart diseases in ...

Alone, near the top

The recent discovery of the body of George Mallory on Everest revives a decades-old debate on the question whether the ...

Playing with fire in Kargil

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
New Delhi and Islamabad have embarked on a misadventure in Kargil. Their brinkmanship has an escalation potential built into it, hawkish ...

WAR IN KARGIL

Cover Story
The infiltration by well-armed Pakistani irregulars and troops across the Line of Control and their entrenchment in the Kargil sector have ...

The political and diplomatic background

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
MANY experts had predicted that the conventional military superiority India had over Pakistan would be negated once Pakistan conducted ...

Alone, near the top

The recent discovery of the body of George Mallory on Everest revives a decades-old debate on the question whether the ...

LETTERS

Other
Narmada Valley projects Congratulations for the remarkable Cover Essay ("The Greater Common Good", June 4). Rarely has an issue of such ...

'The question was decided by the Constituent Assembly'

Other
Congress(I) Working Committee (CWC) member Arjun Singh is considered close to Sonia Gandhi and is held partly responsible for the recent crisis ...

The Pawar and the Glory

P. SAINATH Politics
Sharad Pawar's revolt certainly redraws the pollscape. But it could be the saffron alliance that benefits more than his proposed new party.

"My own people had gone astray..."

Politics
This is the text of Congress(I) president Sonia Gandhi's address at the special AICC(I) session on May 25. SOME days ago I gave in my ...

Sonia and the dynastic principle

Politics
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN Pursuit of power is the Congressman's natural inclination and fear of freedom his greatest limitation. The dynastic ...

Emerging equations

Although formal alliances are yet to take shape, the recent developments within the Congress(I) and the responses of other parties to these ...

Fronts and challenges

EVEN as the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) firmed up a new pro-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) front in Tamil Nadu, roping in the ...

Regime of restrictions

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
In an apparent bid to preserve the United States' nuclear hegemony, a move is on in the U.S. to impose restrictions on visits to its nuclear ...

A dialogue in Bangalore

PARVATHI MENON in Bangalore Science & Technology
A year after Pokhran-II, experts from India and the United States meet and discuss the sensitive question of nuclear weaponisation and ...