Date: May 26, 2020

This edition of ORF Kashmir Dialogue will be a digital conversation on the current security and political situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The timing of this webinar will be from 17:00 to 18:00 IST.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive confirmation email and a link through which you can join the webinar.

Since the abrogation of Article 370, there is an uneasy calm in the region. The spike in violence and terrorism in recent weeks has brought into sharp focus the evolving security paradigm in the Kashmir valley — and to an extent — the Chenab valley. The appearance of new militant outfits such as ‘The Resistance Front’ has signalled Pakistan’s effort to up the ante in Jammu and Kashmir, and give the violence a veneer of a secular and indigenous movement. On the other hand, the political system is under virtual suspension with most political leaders maintaining silence on pressing developments as well as the constitutional changes implemented last August.

The webinar aims to bring together expert voices to discuss the current situation in the Union Territory and deliberate on how the security situation is likely to evolve as well as the roadmap for restoring the political process in the region.


Imran Ansari, former J&K minister and religious leader

Navnita Chadha Behera, academic and author

Praveen Swami, security analyst and Consulting Editor, Network 18

S.P. Vaid, former Director General, Jammu and Kashmir Police


Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation