J & K- Less War, More Peace: An Assessment of the Year after the Decisions of 5 August 2019

On 5 Aug 2019 India stunned the world, and perhaps itself, with decisions regarding the constitutional exclusivity attached to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). These were related to abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Consti

सुलेमानी की हत्या: आगे क्या?

चूंकि कासिम सुलेमानी गुप्त तरीके से काम करने के लिए बनाई गई रणनीतिक सेना के कमांडर होने के नाते

The Soleimani Assassination : Taking it from There

Since he kept a comparatively low profile as the commander of a strategic force designed to act clandestinely not many realized that Qasem Soleimani was virtually Number 2 in Iran’s effective hierarchy. That is why people are surprised by the asses

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

जम्मू-कश्मीर के लिए 2019 में ठोस राष्ट्रीय नीति जरूरी

यह लेख भावी तस्वीर के बारे में कुछ अनुमानों से शुरू होगा। पहला, निकट भविष्य में जम्मू-कश्मीर पर

By discussing retribution for Pulwama, the element of surprise is lost

When a nation virtually announces that it is going to do something in reprisal it compromises one of the basic principles of war — surprise. It is patient and planned operations that will hobble Pakistan. The Pulwama incident has created a natio

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

Pakistan under Imran Khan - What’s in it for Indo-Pak Relations

Whoever heard Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Designate) Imran Khan speak on 26 Jul 2018, after it became quite evident that the election had gone his way, would have had to change his image in the mind’s eye to make any sense of it at all. We have se

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