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Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge
Jul 16, 2020

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge

The abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 provoked intense diplomatic response from the international community. For the most part, India received widespread support for its decision. At the same time, however, there have been criticisms of the restrictions imposed in the region on communication and civil liberties. China and Pakistan, in particular, reacted with hostility and attempted to

Kashmir again becoming a victim of big power game?
Jul 09, 2013

Kashmir again becoming a victim of big power game?

Nawaz Sharif may have made friendly noises towards India, but two years of relative tranquility that the two countries have enjoyed along with Kashmir is threatening to become a casualty of the big power game. Some interested powers have begun to show inordinate interest in the Kashmir dispute all over again.

Kashmir and 370: Constitutional coup whose aftereffects will linger a long time
Aug 06, 2019

Kashmir and 370: Constitutional coup whose aftereffects will linger a long time

It is possible to suppress popular opinion for a while, but whether it will bring long-term peace to the state is a matter of speculation.

Kashmir and other shadows over the Sino-Indian informal summit
Oct 11, 2019

Kashmir and other shadows over the Sino-Indian informal summit

The informal summit of leaders is meant to discuss overarching strategic issues, but given the format, both sides will put all issues bothering them.

Kashmir and the wages of hubris
Jun 20, 2018

Kashmir and the wages of hubris

The government is burying its head in the sand when it comes to the Kashmir problem, repeating exactly what it did 30 years ago.

Kashmir as cause
Nov 24, 2018

Kashmir as cause

From Kargil to 26/11 and to the recent attacks on military camps, we see a dynamic shift. Kashmir will be used as a cause and an excuse when it suits

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs
Jun 26, 2013

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs

The apparent role of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in the terrorist attack in Srinagar on June 24, killing 8 jawans, has raised several questions which may sour the tone and tenor of New Delhi's renewed engagement with Islamabad.

Kashmir blackout: Counterterrorism and an increasingly challenging role of the internet
Sep 04, 2019

Kashmir blackout: Counterterrorism and an increasingly challenging role of the internet

The security challenges posed by the online sphere today are not new, nor is India in Kashmir the only state facing questions on the use of the intern

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge
Aug 19, 2019

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge

It has had to navigate the debate on civil liberties, overcome history, and deal with China’s posture

Kashmir flare-up puts India under new pressure to deal with Pakistan
Sep 28, 2016

Kashmir flare-up puts India under new pressure to deal with Pakistan

In aftemath of Uri the Kashmir flare up has increased the domestic pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively

Kashmir gambit
Mar 04, 2015

Kashmir gambit

If the Modi government can restore the ceasefire as part of the resumption of talks with Pakistan, strengthen the existing CBMs across the LoC and unveil new ones, the external dimension to J&K could change for the better and create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.

Kashmir graves, murder in Chattisgarh, Gopalgarh... Is anybody listening?
Jul 16, 2012

Kashmir graves, murder in Chattisgarh, Gopalgarh... Is anybody listening?

I have stopped reading columns in the International Herald Tribune because I get most of them pushed through my door as op-ed articles in our mainstream English language newspapers.

Kashmir in Andorra's box
Dec 10, 2003

Kashmir in Andorra's box

Located between France and Spain in southwestern Europe is a place called Andorra; 468 kilometres in all, 2.5 times the size of Washington DC with a population of 69,150, predominantly Roman Catholics, 43 per cent of whom are Spanish and rest either Andorrans, French or Portuguese.

Kashmir needs an infrastructure update for economic revival
Apr 23, 2022

Kashmir needs an infrastructure update for economic revival

Enhancing the tourism infrastructure would help create employment opportunities and aid the economic reconstruction of the Valley.

Kashmir needs empathy for integration of hearts and minds, not rhetoric
Sep 21, 2019

Kashmir needs empathy for integration of hearts and minds, not rhetoric

Will politicians rise above party politics and see Kashmir as a national agenda is the key question that will decide what unfolds ahead on the ground.

Kashmir needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch
Aug 20, 2016

Kashmir needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an opportunity to prove himself a statesman by bringing Jammu and Kashmir on board.

Kashmir needs single-point leadership, says former General
Oct 25, 2019

Kashmir needs single-point leadership, says former General

A multidimensional approach can be effective in Kashmir.

Kashmir Quake: Army can't lower guard
Oct 26, 2005

Kashmir Quake: Army can't lower guard

On October 8, seismic fault-lines made a mockery of the ceasefire line that was drawn 56 years ago between the Indian and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). This map delineation, which was renamed as the Line of Control after the 1971 Indo-Pak war, appears to have gone out of control, at least temporarily, by the fury of the massive earthquake that struck J and Northern Areas on that Black Saturday. Thousands have perished on either side, including

Kashmir rail
Jul 02, 2014

Kashmir rail

That China is now preparing to extend its railway into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir should stir PM Modi to recognise the significance of the railways for India's national security and factor it into the rail budget to be presented to Parliament next week.

Kashmir saved, and then drowned Imran Khan
Oct 07, 2019

Kashmir saved, and then drowned Imran Khan

The diminishing returns are starting to set in for both Imran Khan and his “selectors”.

Kashmir today and tomorrow
Aug 19, 2019

Kashmir today and tomorrow

How much satisfaction will one get by owning a flat or an apartment house in such places protected by thousands of boots on the ground is beyond measu

Kashmir's Ramzan ceasefire is total foolishness, which will only hurt our security forces
May 17, 2018

Kashmir's Ramzan ceasefire is total foolishness, which will only hurt our security forces

The move shows no knowledge of ground realities in J&K — it will simply escalate militant violence.

Kashmir's rising narco-terrorism: Why are religious leaders silent?
Aug 30, 2022

Kashmir's rising narco-terrorism: Why are religious leaders silent?

Kashmir has witnessed an alarming rise in narco-terrorism. Apathy shown by religious leaders has only added to the problem.

Kashmir, a systemic failure; dialogue a must
Aug 20, 2010

Kashmir, a systemic failure; dialogue a must

Underlining the urgent need for sustained dialogue representing all stakeholders in Kashmir, speakers at a discussion on the present crisis in Kashmir opined that the situation was very critical.

Kashmir, stop being delusional
May 06, 2017

Kashmir, stop being delusional

There is no freedom struggle in Kashmir, but a war foisted on us all these years with ground rules laid down by the Pakistan Army.

Kashmir: A Dialogue for Peace
Jun 08, 2007

Kashmir: A Dialogue for Peace

Excerpts from a lecture delivered by Sardar Abdul Qayuum Khan on April 28, 2007 at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and the open discussion that followed his presentation. Sardar Sahib led a delegation of 23 persons from PoK, which included senior political leaders from different parties. A galaxy of well-known diplomats, academics, media persons and analysts attended the meeting, which was chaired by Shri. M. Rasgotra, former Foreig

Kashmir: Easing the course of change
Aug 27, 2019

Kashmir: Easing the course of change

It is high time that the Centre opens up lines of communication with the people of Kashmir.

Kashmir: Getting it all wrong
Jul 04, 2012

Kashmir: Getting it all wrong

It is ironic that nine years ago, India had expelled Jalil Abbas Jilani, who was then the acting high commissioner of Pakistan, for funding Kashmiri separatists. Nine years later, he was allowed to meet the same separatists.

Kashmir: How election boycott has become a deadly trap for NC and PDP
Oct 31, 2018

Kashmir: How election boycott has become a deadly trap for NC and PDP

The results of the Urban Local Body polls show that the BJP and the Congress, piggybacking on the boycott of the two main parties of Kashmir valley, m

Kashmir: Is this the new normal?
May 03, 2022

Kashmir: Is this the new normal?

Despite the official narrative of a peaceful Jammu and Kashmir, the ground realities depict a rather different story.

Kashmir: Losing war of narratives to win tactical battles
Jun 01, 2017

Kashmir: Losing war of narratives to win tactical battles

It is not who wins the war, but whose narrative finds maximum takers. It is important to find a narrative for Kashmir for it to win over the tactical

Kashmir: Need to side-step hard-liners, address the youth
Sep 25, 2010

Kashmir: Need to side-step hard-liners, address the youth

Despite intermittent violence and media claims, the youth in the Kashmir Valley are apprehensive about the mood and methods of the hard-line political parties and leaders, according to Brigadier K Srinivasan (retd),

Kashmir: New Hope?
Oct 23, 2003

Kashmir: New Hope?

The Cabinet Committee on Security¿s decision to have Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani as the new person to be heading the talks with separatist outfits raises several questions. What had prompted the Government to finally involve a separatist outfit at the level of talks that the latter have been demanding for so long? And then what would be the status of talk¿s vis-à-vis Pakistan especially after this peace initiative?

Kashmir: The Problem, and theWay Forward
Apr 28, 2011

Kashmir: The Problem, and theWay Forward

This article evaluates the current situation in Kashmir with a view to explore possibilities of reconciliation and re-assimilation.

Kashmir: The situation is abnormally ‘normal’
Sep 17, 2019

Kashmir: The situation is abnormally ‘normal’

The death of yet another expectation will only increase the hurt and anger.

Kashmir: Time for the PM to act
Jul 03, 2010

Kashmir: Time for the PM to act

Before Sopor incidents and Amarnath Yatra amalgamate lethally, for heaven's sake, pick up those reports of the five Working Groups on Jammu and Kashmir formed by the Prime Minister in 2006-07. Many of the recommendations can be implemented unilaterally.