Monday, July 27, 1998
Draft Colombo declaration skips issue of disarmament
The tricky issue of disarmament, to which ritualistic obeisance is paid at every SAARC summit, finds no place in the draft declaration of the 10th summit.
ASEAN resists West's pressure on N-rap
ASEAN officials have admitted that there is pressure from the developed nations on the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting to "condemn" the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, triggering sharp divisions as a majority of the ASEAN leaders favour a toned-down statement on the tests.
Nothing political, says Pawar on tryst with Shekhar, Pilot
In what is being seen as a significant political development, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Sharad Pawar held a series of discussions with former prime minister Chandrashekhar and Rajesh Pilot for two days at his farmhouse near Baramati.