Date: Dec 27, 2018

The conference is an attempt to initiate a conversation on the uncertain political & security situation in the state of Jammu & Kashmir at present.  Over the last few years, as a new militancy has put Kashmir back in the national and international headlines, the situation requires creative policy measures to bring back peace and normalcy to an otherwise turbulent territory. However, the polarised discourse on both sides of the divide has left very little room for a solutions oriented and forward looking conversation on Kashmir.

The day long program aims to bring together academics, journalists, security analysts and politicians to discuss the current political, security and economic situation of the state, and the way forward. The conference will highlight the challenges posed by rising militancy and radicalisation, the political instability after the fall of BJP and PDP alliance, and the drifting economic and governance structures in the state. The sessions will facilitate discussion among various speakers and stakeholders with divergent perspectives, affiliated with key intuitions and organisations that influence policy formulation and implementation vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir. Read the agenda


Barkha Dutt, Columnist, Washington Post and Contributing Editor, The Week David Devadas, Journalist and author of The Generation of Rage in Kashmir Dipankar Sengupta Professor, Jammu University Gautam ChikermaneVice President, ORF Kuldeep Khoda Former Director General of JK Police Lt. General retd. Deependra Singh Hooda, Former Northern Army commander Manoj JoshiDistinguished Fellow, ORF Naghma SaharSenior Fellow, ORF Sanjay Puriformer Chariman, CII J&K State Council and Managing Director, PBI Pvt Ltd Muzzaffar Hussain BaigPatron, Peoples’ Democratic Party and Member of Parliament Praveen SwamiSecurity analyst and Editor, Firstpost Prof. Harsh Pant , Director, Studies & Head Strategic Studies Programme, ORF Rekha ChowdharyAcademic and author of multiple books on Kashmir Sajad LoneChairman Peoples’ Conference and former Cabinet Minister, Jammu and Kashmir Sanjeev Ahluwalia, Advisor, ORF Siddiq Wahid, Academic and Political analyst Vikram Sood, Advisor, ORF

The event is from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Venue Address

ORF Conference Hall, New Delhi