National Security and Strategic Studies
Jammu & Kashmir
A Review of Kashmir Files

There is a perception in India that when an average Indian goes to watch a movie s/he wants to escape from the realities of life and enjoy a simple story that generally has a happy ending and is full of comedy, action and thrills etc. To an extent t

Demystifying the “Armed Struggle” in Jammu and Kashmir

The younger generation may not be aware, but when gun toting “mujahideen” [holy warriors] first appeared in J&K during the late 80s, they had assured the people that ‘azadi’ [freedom] was just round the corner. So, as the New Year unfo

A New Kashmir in the Making

The abrogation of Article 370, nearly two years back, effectively marked the end of Kashmir’s special status. Indeed, this was nothing short of a revolution. It unleashed a series of sweeping changes, ushering in an era of tectonic transformation a

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

Book Review: “Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control” by Dinkar P Srivastava, Harper Collins Publishers Feb 2021, pp. 304, MRP Rs. 699

“Forgotten Kashmir” while touching upon Pakistan’s invasion of Kashmir and the issue of self determination in the context of the people of Kashmir is mainly focussed on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) inclusive of both so called Azad Kashmir a

Jammu and Kashmir: Reaction to the Abrogation of Article 370

There is no dearth of intellectuals and strategic experts deliberating on the post-370 Kashmir and the emerging trends in militancy. In the intellectual milieu, overwhelmingly dominated by Kashmir-centric militancy, often, Jammu never gets its due at

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

Implications of Migration of the Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir

19 January 2021 "Started in January 1989, the forceful exodus of Kashmiri Hindus, also referred to Kashmiri Pandits, from Kashmir was an “evil strategy” of Pakistan's “thousand cuts” doctrine against India. Join Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain and

Jammu & Kashmir : A Comprehensive Pre-Winter Review

In the highly uncertain world of India’s strategic security environment one thing which remains certain is Pakistan’s commitment to pursue the path of creating mayhem in J&K. Whether it’s the scrutiny of the Financial Assistance Task Force (FAT

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