Jammu & Kashmir
Suicide Attack in Kashmir - Rejuvenation amongst Terrorist Organisations of the World Post-Legitimising the Taliban

The suicide bombing attack on the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 Feb 19 is possibly one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country in recent times. The casualty figures being quoted by various news channels and newspapers vary from 39 to 4....

Review of Governor’s Rule in J&K and the Way Forward

After the break-up of the tumultuous political alliance between the PDP-BJP (19th June 2018), Governor’s Rule was imposed in the State for the eight’s time on June 20, 2018. Once again, it seemed that the history has destined to write-off any pos....

A Cogent National Strategy is Needed for J&K in 2019

This article commences with a couple of presumptions about future scenarios. First, that in the predictable future there is likely to be no workable agreement with Pakistan on J&K and the issue is likely to continue with status quo. Pakistan will pla....

Imperative to Understand Concept of Peace for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir

Paradox of Peace in Kashmir
Chancellor Willy Brandt of Germany had said, “Peace is not everything, but without peace, everything is nothing”.1 Kashmir is passing through a similar situation where lack of peace has led to a ....

Impasse in Jammu and Kashmir

Political Situation
On 19 June 2018, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti Government in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The alliance was formed after the elections in 2015. The mandate during the elections was fractur....

Strategy of Military and Non-Military Measures: Imperative for Stability in Kashmir

Introduction War of perception is a tool to expand the domains of conflict geographically and demographically. Pakistan and its proxies have created an impression as if entire Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is fighting a separatist movemen....

Kashmir - An Analysis of Recent Developments

In a series of swift and surprise moves, on June 19, 2018, the BJP leadership in New Delhi decided to withdraw from the ruling coalition with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Chief Minister Mahbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to the Govern....

Kashmiris Long for Vikas not Azadi and Youth Need Counselling

Every Indian longs to see Kantian peace in Kashmir as much as every Kashmiri does. The Valley has been on the boil for the past 30 years. The essence of the strife has now taken a vicious turn from self-determination to a religious struggle. Protract....

A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints such ....

J&K Security Review-2017: State of Conflict Continues

The Security Situation While recovering from a sense of acute betrayal in 2016 (Pathankot and Uri attacks) by Pakistan, to the various positive overtures and initiatives taken by the NDA government, there still was a faint ray of ....

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