CM Mehbooba Mufti - Has She Finally Arrived?

C D Sahay, Center Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF
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 speak
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

मुश्किल में कश्मीर

KM Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)
1947 में विभाजन से पहले के दिनों में जब उत्‍तर पश्चिम भारत का ज्‍यादातर हिस्‍सा सांप्रदायिक उन्‍
Jammu & Kashmir, Neighbourhood Studies, Hindi

Kashmir in Cauldron

KM Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)
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
Jammu & Kashmir, Neighbourhood Studies

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

Lt General S A Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), Distinguished Fellow, VIF
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 Security F
Jammu & Kashmir

New Echoes in J&K

Brig SK Chatterji
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 desig
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

The current LoC narrative and India’s response

Lt General S A Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), Distinguished Fellow, VIF
In conventional warfare command decisions are based on a range of options, the escalation matrix is well understood and risk is quite easily calculated on the basis of resources, surprise and leadership. However, in irregular warfare the challenge of
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

The Electoral Verdict-2014 in Jammu & Kashmir- a Challenge and Opportunity

C D Sahay, Center Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF
Two weeks have elapse since the eagerly awaited results of the J&K state assembly elections were announced on December 23, 2014. It is a bit surprising, indeed disappointing, that the main political parties have still not managed to clearly understan
Jammu & Kashmir, Governance and Political Studies

Security Trends in Jammu and Kashmir: A Year of Uncertainty Awaits

Lt General S A Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), Distinguished Fellow, VIF
The current scenario in Jammu & Kashmir is drawing attention towards some ongoing imperatives. First, the assembly election results are a reflection of uncertainty on the political front with clear dividing lines between the Valley and Jammu region ;
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

The J&K Flood Disaster : Overcoming Effects on The Security Paradigm

Lt General S A Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM (Bar), VSM (Bar), Distinguished Fellow, VIF
In 2005, one of the major considerations for the inauguration of the Karvan-e-Aman, the Srinagar- Muzaffarabad Bus Service, was the projection of a contrast which was expected to be perceived by the POK travellers between the standard of development
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

Subversive Blinkers - Sustaining Separatism by Emasculation of Common Sense

Dr Ajay Chrungoo
The subversive war in Jammu and Kashmir is not only about keeping the destabilizing internal security challenges alive through calibrated terrorist attacks from time to time. In the recent past, it has been more about successfully deploying blinkers
Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies