Time to hit and hurt the Pakistan army!

'For every act of terrorism on Indian territory for which there is credible evidence pointing to the Pakistan army and the ISI's involvement, carefully calibrated military strikes must be launched against the Pakistan army,' says Brigadier...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir, Neighbourhood Studies

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...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Jammu & Kashmir

बुरहान वानी की मौत और उसके नतीजे

दक्षिण कश्मीर के बिल्कुल दक्षिणी हिस्से में कोकरनाग अलसाया, शांत, छोटा सा शहर है। पीर पंजाल की ऊंची पहाड़ियों के साये तले बसा और निचली पहाड़ियों पर जंगलों से घिरा यह शहर किसी वक्त आतंकवाद का अड्डा था क्योंकि यह क्षेत्र आतंकवाद के लिए मुफीद था।...

Hindi, Terrorism, Jammu & Kashmir

Burhan Wani's Killing and Its Aftermath

Kokarnag in the southernmost part of South Kashmir, is a sleepy little township. It once was the bastion of militancy due to the presence of the lofty Pir Panjal range in whose shadow it lies and the forested tracts of the lower hills; the...

Terrorism, Jammu & Kashmir

मुख्यमंत्री महबूबा मुफ्ती - क्या वह अंतिम रूप से पहुंच चुकी हैं?

भारत में, परंपरागत रूप से राज्य विधानसभा के लिए उपचुनाव पदस्थ मुख्यमंत्री के उसके पद पर बने रहने के लिए, तकनीकी रूप से एक संवैधानिक वैधता हासिल करना है। आम तौर पर राजनीतिक हित का यह एक बड़ा सौदा नहीं है। आंकड़ों के लिहाज भी देखें तो, भारतीय...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi, Jammu & Kashmir

CM Mehbooba Mufti - Has She Finally Arrived?

In India, traditionally a by-election to the State Assembly to technically endorse the constitutional legitimacy of an incumbent Chief Minister’s continuance in office, normally does not evoke a great deal of political interest. Statistically...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Jammu & Kashmir

मुश्किल में कश्मीर

1947 में विभाजन से पहले के दिनों में जब उत्‍तर पश्चिम भारत का ज्‍यादातर हिस्‍सा सांप्रदायिक उन्‍माद से ग्रस्‍त था, उस समय पड़ोसी राज्‍य जम्‍मू-कश्‍मीर में किसी भी प्रकार के सांप्रदायिक तनाव का कोई संकेत नहीं मिला। इससे महात्‍मा गांधी को सांत्‍वना...

Hindi, Jammu & Kashmir, Neighbourhood Studies

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...

Jammu & Kashmir, Neighbourhood Studies

The Political & Security Dimensions for the summer of 2016 in J&K

While much has been written and discussed about the situation in J&K in the last few weeks most of it has been contextual to events. The Handwara incident sent out ominous signals, the fallout wasn’t too psychologically endearing for the...

Jammu & Kashmir

New Echoes in J&K

The undercurrents in Kashmir Valley, the covert and overt actions of Pakistan across the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) with India require to be analysed in depth if we are not to be reactive in our strategy to thwart separatist...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Jammu & Kashmir