June 7, 1999
Drawn Into Battle
Bharat-Pakistan padosi, saath saath rehna hai,
Pyar karen ya vaar karen, dono ko hi sehna hai...
Jo hum par guzri, bacchon ke sang na hone denge.
Jang na hone denge."
Remember The Bus
'If This Is Not War, What Is?'
Halt: Shelling Ahead
The Indians Asked For It
Lack Of Intelligence
The Mujahideen's War
Prem Shankar Jha: The Dangers Of Silence
June 14, 2001
The focus on Kargil goes awry as New Delhi gropes for the right words
George Fernandes: "No Scoring Brownie Points Over Dead Bodies"
Life In The Line Of Fire
The Forgotten War
The Artillery's Eyes
Satish Nambiar: The Road Ahead
Sartaj Aziz: "The LOC Isn't Exactly Demarcated"
Now The Polite Battle
Kargil Scars Skin-Deep
Bourses rebound after border concussions as FIIs keep faith in an economy on a revival course
A Murky Account
A supercop tells all about the Sharif whodunit In a BBC film
The Army Wants You
Rewards to replace risk in its ads as the army goes headhunting
June 28, 1999
Last Journey Home
Grief and pride bind the families who have lost their brave sons to war
Bomb That Bombed
Fighting Every Inch Of The Way
Operation Kargil, A Month Later
The Siachen Factor
The Hi-Tech Way To Win The War
Patience Is A Virtue
Pak's Pact With Blood
The Road Not Taken
India's Foreign Legion
Fanatic Zeal In English Climes
In Isolation Ward
Sharif faces severe domestic criticism over Islamabad's failure to muster support on Kargil
Waging Jehad On Borrowed Money
The begging bowl retires current debts and sustains Pak hawks
July 5, 1999
A Step Across The Thin Line?
To widen or not to widen the conflict-that is the vital question. Troops want a free hand, but it's not coming just yet.
The Civilian-Military Divide
We Lost The Cup, We Must Win This'
Ajit Bhattacharjea: The Nuke's Blunted Edge
The Miffed Samurai
From Pokhran to Kargil, Japan continues its coolness to India
July 12, 1999
Warriors We Forgot
They gave a part of themselves to the nation, fighting its wars. But now they live beyond the pale, in unseen misery
War's Labour Lost
Ready To Serve Again
The Way It Is
No Kind Words
There is increasing opposition within Pakistan to the military exercises its army is engaged in. But prime minister Nawaz Sharif is caught in a cleft stick-on the one hand, domestic and international pressure is on him to withdraw.
The Road Ahead
A News Twist
The press reserves criticism for the government, praise for soldiers
The People's Army
Concern for soldiers elicits a deluge of public, corporate support
The Power Of Silence
India's neighbours and NAM members refuse to ta ke sides, but the MEA says it's no cause for worry
July 19, 1999
Clouded By Distrust
Will Pakistan fulfil its commitment to persuade the intruders to withdraw from Indian territory?
The Beginning Of The End For Sharif?
Us, Them And The Us
Teresita C. Schaffer: A Changed Perspective
Ignition Point In Tinderbox Valley
With the focus on Kargil, infiltrations elsewhere may bode ill
Back From The Cold
Arun Singh returns, but in the role of facilitator this time around
And Ask Questions Later
The BJP rejects Opposition demands for an RS session saying it would set unhealthy precedents
July 26, 1999
On Permanent Watch
With a post planned every 200 yards along the Line of Control, the real logistical test begins now
A Pyrrhic Victory
A bilateral solution seems distant. The US, wielding a stick over both nations, is the real winner.
Jai Journo, Jai Jawan
Objectivity was the biggest casualty in the coverage of the Kargil conflict
Sullying His Honour
It's jingoism that's isolated Dilip Kumar on the issue of returning the Nishan-e-Imtiaz
... And A Touch Of Madness
Getting the best out of the man on the battlefield can take many different things
Cash For Your Tears
Ideologues, politicians, corporate houses, socialites and celebrities...for many it's time to exploit a nation's love for its soldiers
Battle Against Apathy
The Army needs much more to take care of Kargil victims
What The West Saw And Heard
With a muddled media policy, India may have lost a chance to score brownie points. Yet, there were moments of rare candour.
Leading From The Front
Officers drove their men by setting examples to follow
For Officers Only
Jawans are kept out of bounds of the new favourable scheme
August 2, 1999
Contrary to impressions, the man on the spot provided timely warnings but in a callous lapse, the military and political leadership failed to react. Now, a cover-up may be on
Speaking In Many Tongues
The Defusion Bomb
De-escalation makes economic sense, but what could be the political cost on both sides?
Martyrs To Unemployment
In a surreal episode, poverty more than patriotism leads to the unfortunate deaths of 23 young men aspiring to join the army
August 9, 1999
The Kargil Cover-Up
Despite denials by the Army, 'Outlook' stands by its story
More Kudos, Less Bite
The ARF summit took the Indian line, even if it didn't seem so at first glance
Posting An Untruth
'Washington Post' admits its front page story about President Clinton averting an Indo-Pak war was a White House plant
KARL 'RICK' INDERFURTH
"Trust Has Been A Casualty"
The US assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs Karl "Rick" Inderfurth speaks with L.A. Joseph in Washington on America's role in the Kargil crisis and its aftermath. Excerpts:
August 16, 1999
Muddier By The Day
The truth about Kargil becomes a casualty as the army pulls out all stops in an increasingly murky cover-up
'Polls Are An Obstacle To Talks With Pakistan'
The US hasn't got a handle to interfere in Kashmir because of its help during the Kargil conflict, says external affairs minister Jaswant Singh. It's been a diplomatic and a military victory for India.
August 23, 1999
An intensifying proxy war, restive neighbours, a downed plane... A truce looks a long way off
It's Overt Combat Now
New Turf, Old Intent
The Red Dragon Comes Calling
A Shot In The Foot?
Still In A Mire
August 30, 1999
Liberal With Laurels
The hurry in honouring the heroes raises the bogey of politics
September 06, 1999
The War That Should Never Have Been
A set of documented facts brings to light the truth about Kargil
November 29, 1999
The New Cold War
In their first winter in the Kargil heights, Indian troops face their toughest enemy: nature
Maj Gen.Mathew Mamen: If There's Leadership, There'll Be No Problem'
The Real Killers