J&K
Political Initiatives and Peace Building in J & K: The external and Internal Dimensions

India’s political community and leadership has always been bold in experimentation, especially when it comes to J&K. Instances come to mind of past events such as the decision to conduct elections in 1996 when the externally sponsored campaign of t....

LoC Ceasefire

As a positive step, on 24-25 February 2021, the Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Since 2018, a total of 12,969 incidents of Ceasefire Violations (CFV) by....

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking for Diplomats 2.0

On 17 February 2020, VIF held the second workshop for foreign diplomats posted in embassies based in New Delhi. It was the second time this initiative was taken to bring together diplomats from countries around the world and introduce them to the co....

Talk on 'Jammu & Kashmir: The Big Picture', by Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain

Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), former General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based 15 Corps and former Military Secretary was invited to disseminate his knowledge on Jammu and Kashmir in the March edition of the V....

अनुच्छेद 35ए पर कड़वाहट भरी रस्साकशी

पिछले कुछ महीनों और वर्षों में जम्मू-कश्मीर में की कहानी कश्मीर घाटी में नियमित अशांति, सीमा पा....

India : Confronting Internal Security Challenges

Since the advent of independence, India has faced multitude of security challenges to its nationhood - both external and internal - and to its emergence as a deservingly significant player in the global order. Located in one of the most security a....

The Ins & Outs of Infiltration: The Real Challenge in J&K - Part 2

Infiltration is usually a well-planned process but often terrorists continue repeating the very same routes on which their colleagues have been killed in droves. This is because of the compulsion they perceive of getting to the ‘reception area’ a....

The Ins & Outs of Infiltration: The Real Problem in J&K - Part 1

People who meet me socially often get into discussions on J&K. I find most of them have visited the state as tourists and have considerable interest in the security situation. Besides never being able to perceive why there is such large presence of t....

Vimarsha: National Security Challenges of the Next Decade - A talk by General Bikram Singh, former Chief of Indian Army & Chairman COS

On 30 Jul 2015, General Bikram Singh, former Chief of Indian Army & Chairman Chiefs of Staff, delivered an incisive talk, titled as ‘National Security Challenges of the Next Decade’, to a large audience, comprising academia, intelligentsia, soldi....

Press Statement on India-Pakistan Relations by Members of India’s Strategic Community

Reports indicate that with the change of government in Pakistan and the exchange of visits by special envoys, the Government of India is prepared to resume the composite/comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan, interrupted since January this year as a s....

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