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Gilgit Baltistan

Severing Gilgit Baltistan’s Kashmir link

April 19, 2017

Subsuming Gilgit Baltistan as a province may propel a paradigmatic shift and redrawing of Kashmir strategy across both sides of the Line of Control.

Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

May 03, 2016
Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Ceding PoK as part of a settlement does not comport with India’s national and strategic interests, especially in terms of dealing with the challenge posed by China-Pakistan collaboration.

Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

May 03, 2016
Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

India needs to proactively buttress its broader position by affixing/prefixing the issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir to the bilateral agenda every time the issue of Kashmir comes up for discussion.

Gilgit Baltistan as Fifth Province: Reconciling with the Status Quo?

March 04, 2016
Gilgit Baltistan as Fifth Province: Reconciling with the Status Quo?

Gilgit Baltistan’s absorption may signal a paradigmatic shift in Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy. However, Pakistan would have to reset the contours of its position on Kashmir including an implied acceptance of the status quo.

Gilgit Baltistan: Province, No Province?

August 27, 2015
Gilgit Baltistan: Province, No Province?

Chinese stakes in Gilgit Baltistan could propel Pakistan to introduce a stop gap provincial arrangement that would contain popular resistance, promote greater stability, and deflate India’s objections to CPEC.

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.

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Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair

2013
Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair

The monograph attempts to present an exhaustive account on Gilgit Baltistan (part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and now part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)) by contextualising it within the larger discourse on Kashmir.

Expansion of the Karakoram Corridor: Implications and Prospects

Expansion of the Karakoram Corridor: Implications and Prospects

The Paper examines Chinese transport projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in general and Gilgit-Baltistan in particular and their impact on local and regional economy and security. China and Pakistan are in the process of expanding the Karakoram Corridor in Gilgit-Baltistan which primarily serves the political and strategic interests of both countries with negligible benefits to the local people.

The Diamer Bhasha Dam in Gilgit Baltistan: India's Concerns

July 2012

This article is an attempt to understand India's concerns over the Diamer Bhasha dam project within the overall ambit of India's approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). It makes a holistic assessment of the feasibility of the project, the political and technical issues involved in it, the long-term strategy of Pakistan and China in the region, and the local reactions, which must inform India's future policy preferences regarding PoK. The article is divided into three parts.

Sectarian Strife in Gilgit Baltistan

May 21, 2012

The spate of killings has unleashed fear and uncertainty among the people and there is an open outcry about the government’s inaction and inability to control the situation.

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