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#5149, 10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
#5140, 30 September 2016
India’s ‘Surgical Strike’ Across the LoC: A Preliminary Assessment
Angshuman Choudhury comments on the feasibility of a cross-LoC counter-insurgency operation for the Indian armed forces
#5111, 22 August 2016
J&K Focus
J&K: Communication Strategy is Key but First, Stabilise the Streets

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses India's policy options in Kashmir Valley and makes recommendations
#5104, 16 August 2016
The Strategist
Rewarding Thugs

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on the failing nature of the global policy to tacitly accept Pakistan’s behaviour
#5098, 10 August 2016
Jammu & Kashmir: Political Solution Required
Intekhab Khan argues that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani's encounter was a tactical win but its handling has caused a political loss
#5042, 30 May 2016
J&K Focus
Governance & Strategic Communication: Keys to Stabilising J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies key areas that will require the J&K government's attention in order to ensure stability in the state
#4985, 8 February 2016
Forecast 2016: Jammu and Kashmir Politics and Security
Dr Ashok Bhan assesses the political and security scenario in Jammu & Kashmir, for 2016
#4966, 21 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
#4819, 27 January 2015
J&K: Nailing the Lies
Shujaat Bukhari writes why Liaqat Shah's acquittal by the NIA has a potential to set a benchmark for justice
#4808, 19 January 2015
Governor's Rule and PDP's Dilemma

Shujaat Bukhari comments on the failure to deliver a state government despite the high voter turn-out 
#4801, 8 January 2015
Jammu & Kashmir State Elections
J&K Election Verdict: For Integration, Not Assimilation

Ashok Bhan assesses the upshots of the assembly election results in Jammu and Kashmir, India
#4790, 31 December 2014
J&K Government Formation: Tight Rope Walk
Shujaat Bukhari analyses the ongoing process of alliance-making in Jammu & Kashmir, India
#4788, 24 December 2014
Jammu & Kashmir State Elections
A Fractured Mandate: The Big Picture

D Suba Chandran writes about the false starts in previous J&K elections
#4787, 23 December 2014
Jammu & Kashmir State Elections
J&K: The Fractured Mandate

Shujaat Bukhari explains the political polarisation in Jammu & Kashmir
#4772, 9 December 2014
J&K: Modi Couldnt do a Vajpayee in SK Stadium
Shujaat Bukhari analyses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting in Srinagar, held on December 8
#4758, 27 November 2014
Article 370 Bandwagon

Shujaat Bukhari says that the BJP has achieved its goal of making the provisions of the article a poll issue
Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir
Zee News, 17 October 2014
Srinagar: Pakistani forces fired across the International Border with India in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm Thursday night.

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting
Reuters, 13 October 2014
To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare.

Civilians worst casualties of Kashmir border clashes
BBC News, 9 October 2014
At least 16 people have been killed and dozens injured as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire in some of the worst violence in the disputed region of Kashmir in a decade.

Omar slams Centre for suspending talks with Pakistan
Times of India, 31 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government for suspending talks with Pakistan over a "cup of tea" with separatist Hurriyat Conference and said India has set up a difficult benchmark...

No breakthrough at India-Pakistan flag meeting
Hindu, 28 August 2014
It may deter Pakistan from violating ceasefire again: BSF After weeks of intense shelling between India and Pakistan along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the two countries held a flag meeting on Wednesday to discuss ceasefire violations...

BSF on alert in Punjab following ceasefire violation by Pak in J&K
Times of India, 24 August 2014
AMRITSAR: Border Security Force (BSF) has alerted its troops in Punjab in the wake of ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Rangers, which resorted to heavy shelling on its posts in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) killing two civilians on Saturday. "Not...

Army jawan killed in encounter with militants in J&K
Times of India, 24 August 2014
SRINAGAR: An Army soldier was killed in an encounter with militants near the line of Ccontrol in Keran sector of Jammu & Kashmir. An encounter broke out in Keran sector in Kupwara district on saturday night when security forces launched a search...

Pakistan shells border posts in Jammu again
Hindu, 24 August 2014
It targetted 25 Border Out Posts and 19 villages along the International Border in Jammu sector, prompting the BSF to retaliate.Pakistani troops continued to violate the ceasefire by shelling and firing upon 25 Border Out Posts (BoPs) and 19 villages...

Army, terrorists locked in fierce gunbattle in Kupwara, J&K
Times of India, 23 August 2014
KUPWARA, J&K: A fierce gunbattle is on between the Army and terrorists in Zaloora area of Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir.According to the local residents, the firing began on Friday evening.Noor Fatima, a local resident said, "The firing started...

Army finds 'secret tunnel' along LoC in J&K
Times of India, 23 August 2014
JAMMU: Following the spate of India-Pakistan border skirmishes, the Indian Army discovered a secret tunnel in the forward area of Chakla along Munawar Tawi in Pallanwalla sector of Akhnoor. Although the Army initially denied detection of the tunnel...

 Terrorism / Jammu & Kashmir
 Suicide Terrorism / Jammu & Kashmir
Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
Contemporary Ladakh: Partition and Economy of a Border Village - Turtuk
Konchak Pladan
Issue Brief 240
Contemporary Ladakh: Facebook, Twitter & the Social Transformation in Kargil
Gulzar Hussain
Issue Brief 239
Contemporary Ladakh: Culture, Commodification and Tourism
Tashi Lundup
Issue Brief 238
Contemporary Ladakh: A Subtle Yet Strong Patriarchy
Chimat Ladol
Issue Brief 237
Contemporary Ladakh: Evolving Indigenous & Quality Education
Samina Rehman
Issue Brief 236
Contemporary Ladakh: Identifying the Other in Buddhist-Muslim Transformative Relations
Sumera Shafi
Issue Brief 235
Contemporary Ladakh: Communal Divide in Kargil & Leh
Fayaz Hussain
Issue Brief 234
Understanding the Gujjar-Pahri Faultline in J&K: A Pahri Perspective
KD Maini
Special Report 107
Understanding the Gujjar-Pahri Faultline in J&K: A Gujjar Perspective
Zafar Choudhary
Special Report 106
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011
Conference Report 32
General Musharrafs four point formula can provide an effective roadmap in Kashmir: An Interview with Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat
Nadir Ali
Special Report 99
Countering Terrorism: Role of Intelligence and Investigative Agencies
Radha Vinod Raju
Issue Brief 157
Is Pakistan Re-positioning itself in Kashmir?: Islamabads Five Likely Strategies
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 156
What Next after the All Party Delegation Visit?: A 3-C Strategy for Kashmir
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 155
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Much Ado About Nothing

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