National Security and Strategic Studies
Jammu & Kashmir
All Quiet in Kashmir?

Kashmir is relatively calm since the last couple of months. No street protests, no encounters between the militants and the security forces. Last encounter was reported on November 26 between the militants and the forces in Pulwama district of South

The Jammu & Kashmir Horizon: A Recipe for Stabilisation

One of the things about J&K's winter is that it dampens spirits and morale. Bone chilling cold reduces human efficiency and all analyses of the situation tend to be negative. Unlike what a lot of people imagine as a period of quiet in the Valley, it

Kashmir: The Climb Ahead

“Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft”, - Theodore Roosevelt

A State of Complexities
At the time of India’s independence, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was, by the ver

Recent Developments in Kashmir

The spate of criticism faced by India in the international community following its constitutional amendment of Article 370, the restructuring of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the pre emptive steps taken by it to preserve peace and tranquillity

अनुच्छेद 370 का निरस्तीकरण, पाकिस्तान की प्रतिक्रिया

अनुच्छेद 370 और 35, जिसके अंतर्गत जम्मू-कश्मीर को विशेष दर्जा दिया गया था, वे भारतीय संविधान के हिस्

The day paradise was lost

It is vital to sensitise people, especially the Kashmiri youth, who may not be aware of the history of the event and of the brutality their forefathers were subjected to at the hands of Pakistan. Silence is no longer an option. October 22, 1947, i

Post August 5, the Many Truths of Kashmir

Post the abrogation of Article 370, with restrictions in Kashmir - clampdown on communication channels through mobile and internet services - the information coming out through media outlets cannot be the depiction of the complete truth of the situat

तालियां! - जम्मू-कश्मीर अब सचमुच भारत का हिस्सा है

तेजतर्रार हमला, सर्जिकल अभियान और अचंभा शब्दों का इस्तमाल सैन्य अभियानों में सबसे अधिक किया जा

Kashmir Urgently Needs a Fresh Intellectual Discourse

As the situation in Kashmir slowly but steadily seems to ease off, the baffling question in most quarters is that how should the Government move forward in restoring the confidence of large sections of people in the Valley. This question does not app

Pakistan: Developing Narrative

Since the 05 August 2019 revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), several strands have emerged in the developing Pakistani narrative that Prime Minister Imran Khan is spearheading. In this, the entire government machinery and espe

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