The recent unrest in Kashmir has once again vilified the Indian Army, be it the accusation of murder, or the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, all of it seems to be the fault of the Army. It's time for a reality check.
As India celebrates its Independence Day, security situation on eastern borders is gradually moving towards stability with experiments in peace making focused on resolving insurgencies and border management. These experiments coupled with the sub-regional economic initiatives potentially put eastern region on the path of prosperity.
The hanging of Afzal Guru – convicted of the terror attacks on the Indian parliament complex in 2001 – has re-ignited the separatist fire in Kashmir. Can a sustained effort by the corporate sector reverse this pro-secession rhetoric in the Valley, where locals yearn for normalcy?
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act, introduced decades ago in India’s northeastern states and Kashmir to control militancy and turbulence, often has undemocratic side-effects. By the government’s own account, the situation in the northeast has improved. Why is the Act still in place, despite calls for a repeal?
This bi-annual report includes features written exclusively (unless mentioned otherwise) for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations by various contributors, and Gateway House staff, from January-July 2012.
South African Foreign Policy Initiative republished Gateway House's report, titled 'BRICS: The new Syndicate.' This bi-annual report includes features written exclusively for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations by various contributors, and Gateway House staff, from January-July 2012.
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) confers special powers upon the Indian army in disturbed areas, and legitimizes any actions they may take. The law, however, has been misinterpreted by many. Are calls for the revocation of the AFSPA warranted or misplaced?
The real issue in Jammu & Kashmir