Kashmir
The 'Chief' Among Our Worries

While India remains obsessed with counting or changing its notes and coins, Pakistan appears to be moving quietly towards changing its Army Chief. That is a big event in that country considering the kind of power the Chief wields. Yet,....

भारत की पहले ही कार्रवाई एवं प्रतिकार (पीएईआर) करने की नई रणनीति

भारत के हालिया लक्षित हमलों (सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक) को कुछ लोग प्रतिकार तथा उड़ी हमलों का बदला लेना मा....

Surgical Strikes and More

The surgical strikes by the Indian army on the launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K for infiltrating terrorists into India is a long-awaited step with major implications for the future. For 55 years India has not crossed the LoC in J&K ....

Challenges in Stabilising The Streets of Kashmir

After two months of strife in the Kashmir Valley we may be just heading into better control of the situation which resulted from the response to the killing of Burhan Wani the young South Kashmir militant leader, on 8 Jul 2016. However, the time take....

Kashmir: Who’ll Buy What Pakistan is Selling?

For nearly quarter of a century now, that is ever since terrorism enveloped the state of Jammu and Kashmir around 1989-90, India has downplayed the Pakistan’s diplomatic propaganda campaign against it. Except for pro forma rebuttals in the UN to Pa....

Sedition versus free speech: The conflict goes on

A clamour to repeal the law dealing with sedition gains ground every time the police somewhere in the country files a case under the provision. The most recent example of this has happened in Bengaluru, when the Karnataka police regist....

Kashmir in Cauldron

When most parts of the north western region of India was afflicted with communal orgy during the pre-partition days around 1947, the neighbouring state of Jammu & Kashmir witnessed no ripples of any communal tension. It provided a solace to Mahatma ....

Handwara and Its Aftermath : The Mood of The Nation

The more I read social media the more educated I become on the mood of the nation. National mood is never static, it moves with the times and social media in today's world shapes it. If the intelligence agencies and the leadership of the nation and ....

Nehru Era’s Defence and Security Policies and Their Legacy

Introduction During the nationalist movement and struggle for independence, there was little attention paid to articulation of India’s defence and security policies by the Indian National Congress (INC). Allusions to concepts and precepts....

Kashmir: The Unwritten History; Christopher Snedden; Harper Collins; PP 434; Rs 599

Over the last few months, there is suddenly a lot of unnecessary, unwarranted and self-serving focus of Western academics, analysts and authors on the India-Pakistan equation – the issue of Jammu and Kashmir inevitably being a centre-piece of the d....

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