ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Clever Game

A Clever Game Achin Vanaik THE Ministry of External Affairs along with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) organised a seminar on peace on November 21 and 22 at the India International Centre, New Delhi, This was partly to commemorate the UN declaration of 1986 as the ''international Year of Peace", perhaps partly as a prelude to Gorbachev's visit. Coming as it did not so long after the reports about Pakistan's testing of a nuclear trigger device, there may have been a few who hoped that it might also be effectively used to build up domestic pressure for India to embark publicly on a nuclear weapons building programme. The invitees were defence specialists, interested journalists and academics and retired as well as serving government officials.

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