By Arun Jaitley During the course of election campaign, whenever issues relating to the terror attack at Pulwama and the Air Strikes at Balakot are raised, India’s Opposition is on the back-foot. Why are national security and terrorism related issues being made into subject matters of electoral debate? This is a question they raise. India’s […]Read More Why J&K, and New Approach to Terrorism will Remain a Key Political Issue
For the past one year or so, the important instruments of this (JKP) organization, like SM Sahai, present intelligence chief of the state and his colleagues like, Afad-Ul-Mujtaba, have been sidelined by the PDP lead government, writes Shafiq Mir Though all sections of security forces, whether it is the Indian Army, Border Security Force or […]Read More Are we being unfair to the J&K Police Force?
By Anurag Tripathi In its continuing attempt to reverse the trend of deepening peace in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Islamabad has, since the beginning of 2013, intensified its onslaught on the border, repeatedly violating the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) signed in November 2003. The ‘intrusion’ into Shala Bhata village along the […]Read More Pakistani Malfeasance in Kashmir
By Ajit Kumar Singh Despite further consolidation in the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), a range of irritants continues to throw up challenges for the administration. The Union Ministry of Defence, in its latest Annual Report (2011-12), thus noted: The security situation in J&K has been stable in 2011 with an overall reduction […]Read More Kashmir continues to be “unpredictable and dynamic”
By Ajit Kumar Singh While the higher echelons of power in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were consumed by a political debate over the partial removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas of the State, a more significant development has taken place which could have dramatic bearing on the residual militancy in the […]Read More Dismantle Hawala Networks to End Terrorism in Kashmir
By Arun Jaitley The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah has recently suggested that the provisions of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 could be made inapplicable to some parts of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. This has triggered a controversy since the security forces and the Ministry of Defense have […]Read More Why AFSPA should continue in Jammu and Kashmir?
By Paul Beersmans a. The general feeling is that militancy and the presence of terrorist organisations went down and is under control. Nevertheless, a hard-core group is still there and if felt necessary ‘new blood’ can be inducted. There are many trained, brainwashed militants waiting on the other side of the LoC to cross to […]Read More “Pakistan has NO Legal Stand in J&K”