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Jammu and Kashmir

Salafi-Jihad in Kashmir: New Cat among the Pigeons

May 15, 2017

The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir the Road Ahead

2017
Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir the Road Ahead

The state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was the scene of a full-blown insurgency in the 1990s. The situation started to improve gradually by the end of that decade and rapidly thereafter, with the initiation of peace talks between India and Pakistan and conduct of dialogue between the Government of India and stakeholders from Kashmir in the early 2000s. Incidents of violence dropped and voter turnout in elections increased significantly. But, as the peace process petered out, disturbances started to build up again. In 2016, there was a complete breakdown of law and order post the killing of Burhan Wani.

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

December 15, 2016

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

Need for Persevering with the Dialogue Process in Jammu & Kashmir

November 01, 2016

It is essential that the dialogue process continues and additional steps are taken to resolve the deep sense of alienation presently prevailing among the civil society in the Kashmir Valley.

Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris, by Christopher Snedden

October 2016

Since 1947, the protracted issue of Kashmir has predominantly underpinned the subcontinent’s security discourse having dictated the trajectory of unsettling ties between India and Pakistan. As old as India’s independence from British rule and the consequent creation of Pakistan in 1947, the Kashmir issue is rooted in the indecisive phase preceding Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) formal accession to India.

Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

September 08, 2016

India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

August 19, 2016
Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

India will have to keep a close watch on the developments within PoK and highlight the Pakistani strategy of promoting terror in Kashmir and expose its policies towards both the regions within PoK

Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

July 16, 2016
Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

The Other Kashmir: Society, Culture and Politics in the Karakoram Himalayas

2014
The Other Kashmir: Society, Culture and Politics in the Karakoram Himalayas

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-797-5
Price: Rs. 1495
The book deals with the historical, cultural, geopolitical, strategic, socio-economic and political perspectives on the entire Karakoram-Himalayan region. It is based on the papers contributed by area specialists and experts from the region.

E-Copy available

Macchil Verdict: Reading Between the Lines

November 25, 2014
Macchil Verdict: Reading Between the Lines

The incident raises important issues. First, the role of honours and awards in such crimes, second, the impact of punishment on the morale of troops who undertake a challenging responsibility and last, its impact on the population of the disturbed area at large.

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