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  • 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

    Salafi-Jihad in Kashmir: New Cat among the Pigeons

    The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

    May 15, 2017

    Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir : The Road Ahead

    Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir the Road Ahead

    The only way forward for India, therefore, is to decouple the Kashmir issue from that of Pakistan, and address the internal aspects: Kashmir's development, unsettled political issues, healing the wounds and alienation of the youth, promptly.

    2017

    Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris, by Christopher Snedden

    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.

    October 2016

    Countering Fidayeen Attacks

    The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

    December 15, 2016

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