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 ऊ

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 terrain wa

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 रहन

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 speak

मुश्किल में कश्मीर

1947 में विभाजन से पहले के दिनों में जब उत्‍तर पश्चिम भारत का ज्‍यादातर हिस्‍सा सांप्रदायिक उन्‍

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 Mahatma

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 Security F

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 desig

The current LoC narrative and India’s response

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

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

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

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