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  • Jammu and Kashmir Floods: The Need for Sustainable Management

    Jammu and Kashmir needs a robust early warning system to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

    October 06, 2022

    Narco-Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed a 2000 per cent surge in heroin-related drug seizures between 2017 and 2022, with significant national security and societal consequences.

    September 12, 2022

    China-Pakistan Ties and Kashmir: History and Geopolitics

    China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the multi-billion dollar flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought the Sino-Pakistan partnership at the centre stage of contemporary strategic discourse.

    2022

    Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control

    The political dispute over the territory of Kashmir is an intricate problem confronting the modern South Asian leadership. The intricacies of the conflict have led to voluminous writings on the region and evident from them is a greater focus on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as compared to the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The ‘escape’ of Pakistan–occupied Kashmir from the scholarly radar has begun to change only recently.

    March 2022

    Secularization of Militancy in Kashmir: Myth or Reality?

    Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir has continued to remain communal, even as ‘secular’ justifications for acts of terror are being professed in the information domain.

    July 04, 2022

    Vineet Ravindran asked: Why do almost all global debates on Kashmir, irrespective of democratic or Islamic countries, seem to focus mainly on the Indian side of Kashmir and not Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK)?

    Ashok Kumar Behuria replies: This is not entirely true. There has been wider criticism of the way Pakistan has handled PoJK over the years. The Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the European Union have castigated Pakistan for its high-handed behaviour in the PoK/PoJK (which includes the so-called “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” and “Gilgit–Baltistan”). 

    Vineet R. asked: Historically, what has been the Palestinian position on Kashmir?

    Adil Rasheed replies: According to the Ministry of External Affairs, “India’s support for the Palestinian cause is an integral part of our nation’s foreign policy”.

    Emerging Contours of Security in Jammu and Kashmir

    The decline in terrorist incidents and reduction in infiltration from across the border is no doubt a positive development but this alone cannot guarantee peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Strengthening of democratic institutions at the grassroots level is also required.

    February 21, 2022

    Ashutosh Kumar asked: What is the difference between sleeper cells and hybrid militants?

    Adil Rasheed replies: In recent times, the term ‘hybrid militant’ has been the subject of intense scrutiny and discussion. The term is used by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police for youths who are not listed as militants in its records, but who carry out terrorist attacks and then keep living as regular civilians, without going underground.

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