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  • India’s Changed Approach to Kashmir Settlement

    If India-Pakistan dialogue does resume, India is unlikely to return to the Manmohan-Musharraf framework of negotiations because of the Modi government’s commitment to regain Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

    March 30, 2021

    The Forgotten Fact of “China-Occupied Kashmir”

    There is a need to widely disseminate China’s insidious role as an illegal occupier of Kashmir’s territory, including its territorial grab in the trans-Karakoram tract, in order to raise public awareness of the issue – both in India and at the international level.

    November 13, 2020

    The August 5 Anniversary: J&K on Home Straight

    The internal and external situation on the first anniversary of the historic revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir appears assuring, even as the need for safeguarding the initial gains calls for sustained efforts.

    August 04, 2020

    Meenakshi Sharma asked: Has abrogation of Article 370 led to any change in India's defence policy?

    S. Kalyanaraman replies: The Government of India has not issued any statement regarding a change in defence policy since the abrogation of Article 370. Instead, it has emphasised that the change in legislation is a purely internal matter that only reorders the constitutional relationship between the Centre and a constituent unit (erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir) of the Republic of India.

    Tarun asked: Why Article 352 is not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir? What is the rationale?

    Ashok Kumar Behuria replies: According to the Constitution of India, there are some special provisions for the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), as in the case of some other states as well.

    Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

    If Baghdadi has possibly moved toward the east, then the proclamation of an Indian branch flashes a note of caution for the security and intelligence agencies.

    May 17, 2019

    Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

    Pakistan’s hybrid war is a reality. India’s efforts need to be oriented towards countering such a war.

    February 20, 2019

    Decentralisation, Autonomy and Effective Governance: Policy Options for Resolving the Kashmir Imbroglio

    This article looks at the essential conditions for a durable peace in Kashmir and argues that the Valley has been most peaceful only during an active, on-going peace process. The lack of effective and continuous engagement with key stakeholders, especially the people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), has fostered a sense of deep alienation and enduring distrust. It further argues that counterinsurgency operations need to be simultaneously augmented by an active peace process engaging all stakeholders.

    April-June 2018

    The Current Kashmir Imbroglio: Causes and the Way Ahead

    On 8 July 2016, a group of soldiers and policemen surrounded a house in Bumdoora village of south Kashmir. As search of the house started, one policeman was fired at and injured. By the time the encounter ended three terrorists had been killed; one of them was Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen leader. Following the killing, Kashmir erupted in a wave of protests.

    April-June 2018

    Are we witnessing the last gasp of terrorism in Kashmir?

    The distancing of every segment of Kashmiri politics, population and even separatists from the Amarnath pilgrim attack is a clear indication of anger and frustration building up against senseless acts of terrorism.

    July 11, 2017

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