Arpita Anant

Arpita Anant is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

This study aims to highlight the contours of transition in Jammu and Kashmir. The study assays the issues and challenges that were highlighted during the three crises in the State since 2008. It analyses the immediate as well as long-term response of the government to these challenges.

Debating the Interlocutors’ Report on Jammu and Kashmir

July 4, 2012

There is much scope for imaginative thinking on the desirability, compatibility of goals and feasibility of the political, cultural and socio-economic components of the new compact as suggested by the Interlocutors.

As Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day…

February 17, 2012

Over the last few years, there is a whole range of instances where the common Kashmiri has become a part of the Indian landscape, by persevering through the difficult circumstances in the Valley and making something worthwhile of their life.

Beyond the Indus Water Treaty: A Perspective on Kashmir’s “Power” Woes

February 2, 2012

At the core of the Kashmiri discourse on the shortage of power is the distribution of water resources that was agreed to between India and Pakistan through the instrumentality of the Indus Water Treaty.

Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia


Publisher: Pentagon Press
Rs. 995
ISBN: 978-81-8274-575-9
This book is a comprehensive survey of a large number of non-state armed groups in South Asia. It will be useful for further research on non-state armed violence, including- but not limited to-testing the validity of these generalisations, providing a comparative perspective on select groups and studying more cases to enrich the generalisations.

Counterinsurgency and "Op Sadhbhavana" in Jammu and Kashmir


Critiques of the Indian Army's counterinsurgency practice have overlooked a critical aspect of “organisational innovation and operational learning” formalised as Op Sadhbhavana. These initiatives have had a limited but salutary impact in transforming the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.

Governance in the Strategic State of Jammu and Kashmir: The Case for Securitization

June 17, 2011
Fellows' Seminar

Chairperson: Lt Gen (retd) V G Patankar, PVSM, YSM
Discussants: Shri Iftikhar Gilani and Dr Amit Prakash

Revisiting the Debate on Autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir

December 24, 2010
Fellows' Seminar

Venue: Room No. 5, IDSA

Chairperson: Shri Dhirendra Singh
Discussants: Ms. Sushobha Barve & Shri Iftikhar Gilani

Kashmir: Policy in a Time of Contending Realities

August 31, 2010

The coexistence of contending realities in Kashmir is a natural corollary of the transition from conflict to peace. A successful transition to peace is not only a test of Indian secularism, but also of Indian democracy.

“Kashmir: Paths to Peace”: A Misleading Report

August 10, 2010

The Report lends itself to all kinds of interpretations, does not attempt to correlate responses to questions in the same section, and certainly does not provide the ‘paths to peace’.

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