Jaibans Singh There is a large range of vandalism, violence and destruction being perpetrated by Pakistan in Kashmir. Its unholy repertoire includes terrorist attacks, cross border BAT actions, engineering of internal dissension/disruption, targeting of security forces, looting of banks, killing of innocent’s et al. What India is witnessing over there is not a “hot summer” as … [Read more...] about India is “At War” with Pakistan in Kashmir
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Meeting the challenge of drug terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir
Jaibans Singh Drugs are the latest tool of terrorists and their masters in Pakistan to control the population of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, especially so, in the Kashmir Valley. New age terrorists, both local and foreigners, are mostly drug addicts. Young boys are first channeled into addiction and then forced on to the path of terrorism. Drugs also provide finances to … [Read more...] about Meeting the challenge of drug terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir
Biased Human Rights organisations and media in Kashmir
Jasmine Brar Two brave soldiers of the Indian Army, hailing from the Kashmir valley, made the supreme sacrifice in service of the Nation on November, 03. They were killed due to unprovoked fire by Pakistani troops from across the line of control in the Gurez sector. The soldiers, Rifleman Tariq Ahmed Lone, resident of Baktoor, Gurez and Rifleman Waseem Ahmad Lone resident of … [Read more...] about Biased Human Rights organisations and media in Kashmir
Cross LOC trade: Authorities in POK must build confidence
Ranjan Chauhan India and Pakistan have been struggling with confidence building measures (CBM’s) for many years now. While the ambit of CBM’s encompasses a large number of issues, the focal point continues to be Jammu and Kashmir. There are spurts of positive activity in finding solutions to the seemingly intractable issues; some progress is made, then suddenly something … [Read more...] about Cross LOC trade: Authorities in POK must build confidence
DGMO meeting over; prepare for business as usual in Jammu and Kashmir
Jaibans Singh For about three months now the Indian media has been waiting with a bated breath for the meeting between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian and Pakistani armies that was decided upon by the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New York on September, 29. A lot of water has flown under the bridge since then. Pakistan has not … [Read more...] about DGMO meeting over; prepare for business as usual in Jammu and Kashmir
The line of control is awaiting a statesman
Simrit Kahlon It has been many months now that India and Pakistan are trying to come to grips with the potentially explosive situation of cease fire violations along the line of control and the international border. The beheading of an Indian army soldier in the beginning of this year (2013) and killing of one more was the precursor to a situation that has worsened over the … [Read more...] about The line of control is awaiting a statesman
Pak intransigence on line of control and India’s options
S Ranjan Politics of the “line of control” are taking a bizarre form of late. It is almost like a game of chess being played with human being as the pieces. Combatants and civilians are being killed, property is being destroyed, routine activity has come to a halt in the forward areas, in some cases even migration is taking place; yet the power centers of the two countries are … [Read more...] about Pak intransigence on line of control and India’s options
Peace in Kashmir: So near and yet so far!!
Simrit Kahlon The beautiful valley of Kashmir and its courageous people have seen some very bad times; they faced the challenges with utmost resilience and emerged unvanquished. A concerted effort to intimidate them with terror, an assault on their culture and way of life, an attempt to subjugate their spirit, all have come to naught. In the last few years, their … [Read more...] about Peace in Kashmir: So near and yet so far!!
Can Pakistan’s peace overtures be taken on face value?
Jaibans Singh The world, as we know it, seems to be going topsy-turvy of late. Pakistan, a sworn enemy of India since its inception as a Nation, seems to be warming up with big brother after six plus decades. At the same time, its relationship with its most abiding ally, the United States (US), is on the brink of a breakdown. While the two countries are trying to maintain a … [Read more...] about Can Pakistan’s peace overtures be taken on face value?
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir dreads a revisit of the 1990 era
Jaibans Singh India’s sustained assertion that Pakistan has not relented from its diabolical pursuit of exporting terror into India through the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir has found further corroboration from an unexpected source. The residents of the scenic Neelum Valley in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) have, since the last few weeks, been registering a strong … [Read more...] about Pakistan Occupied Kashmir dreads a revisit of the 1990 era