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  • Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Politics, Parties and Personalities

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2019
    This book is a rersult of research undertaken on the subject by the scholars associated with the IDSA project on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) - also known as Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) - Which includes both the so-called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)" and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), was legally a part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kahmir, which acceded to India in October 1947. The authors of this book seek to provide a critical analysis of the politics of the above mentioned two regions within PoK; throw light on the genesis and evolution of various political parties and interest groups, and acquaint the readers with different pesonalities playing important role in politics therein. The main aim of the publication is to help the scholars, analysts, and policy-makers to understand the dynamics of the political systems in PoK, the complex interaction of these systems with the government in Islamabad and the responses of the local leadership to Pakistan's strateghy of keeping them under strict control in the name of representative governance over the last 70 years.
    • ISBN: 978-93-86618-67-2,
    • Price: ₹.1495/-
    • E-copy available
    2019

    Anjali Tiwari asked: What should India do to gain control over Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)?

    Priyanka Singh replies: There is no such quick fix measure to regain control over PoK, which has been under Pakistan’s illegitimate control since 1947, unless India decides to adopt military method to seize control over the region. What is, therefore, needed is a calibrated strategy that gradually develops India's influence in PoK which continues to reel under political unrest.

    Why disclaiming Pakistan occupied Kashmir is not prudent

    Prudent as it may have appeared to reconcile to the territorial status quo in the past, policy makers must ask themselves whether such an approach has really worked in India’s favour.

    December 11, 2017

    Re-Positioning Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on India’s Policy Map: Geopolitical Drivers, Strategic Impact

    The monograph urges a policy re-positioning by aggregating key geopolitical parameters concerning PoK which potentially impinge on India’s vital territorial and security interests.

    2017

    Severing Gilgit Baltistan’s Kashmir link

    Subsuming Gilgit Baltistan as a province may propel a paradigmatic shift and redrawing of Kashmir strategy across both sides of the Line of Control.

    April 19, 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

    Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

    India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

    September 08, 2016

    Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

    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

    August 19, 2016

    Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

    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.

    August 01, 2016

    Elections in PoK and Protests in Kashmir Valley: The Linkage

    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.

    July 28, 2016

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