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Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

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.

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

Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

August 01, 2016
Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

India must avoid policy incoherence and inconsistency on PoK that has spanned decades, and navigate a course that helps reshape the domestic as well as external discourses on PoK and pursue Indian claims in a firm, consistent manner.

Elections in PoK and Protests in Kashmir Valley: The Linkage

July 28, 2016
Elections in PoK and Protests in Kashmir Valley: The Linkage

The political reality in PoK is that ‘azadi’ is a chimera, and substantive control of the area is shared between terrorist organisations such as the LeT and HM and the political elite of Islamabad. However, a narrative has been fed in the Kashmir Valley that Pakistan is a more favourable option than India.

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.

The Need for Haste on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: China Pakistan Economic Corridor Needs a Counter Strategy

October 07, 2015

An India-China Silk Route Corridor could have multiple advantages for both countries without at the same time compromising their security concerns.

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.

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