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The American Line of Control PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Friday, 24 May 2002 00:00
Since American and Indian interests don't converge, what are India's options?. Perhaps the "Clinton option" that relied on his uncanny sense of what people wanted on a particular day?

The Indian Prime Minister has spoken. On May 22, speaking with a grim determination, and displaying no hesitation in words as is his customary style, he told Indian troops that his presence at a forward military base in northwest Kashmir was a signal to everyone that India is about to embark on a new campaign and the time has come for a decisive battle .

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:32
Dialogue Over Diatribe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Monday, 04 February 2002 00:00

What explains Hurriyat's dramatic gesture on Jan 28, that it will "conduct a phased election of its own on both sides of the LOC? 

In a March 1997 article titled, The Political Education of Hurriyat (appended as a link here), I described how the efforts of All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) to be considered a serious player in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) politics were at odds with their reluctance to engage in political discussions. In fact, Hurriyat?s political immaturity has cost them considerable goodwill in many quarters, including from officials of the U.S. government.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 19:25
The Political Education Of Hurriyat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Monday, 04 February 2002 00:00
[From Outlook India] Looking back at a March 1997 article that provides important perspective on the current happenings in the valley.

When the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) announced recently in Jammu that it was ready to discuss "an alternate negotiated settlement of the Kashmir problem", it went public with its desperation to break from growing isolation in the valley, and from its mentors elsewhere. But equally important, it marked a political success for the government of India which has more or less marginalized Hurriyat into irrelevance, and indeed may embolden the central government to pursue similar policies towards other elements of the Kashmiri populace who are unwilling to understand and participate in the Indian political process.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 07:19
Indian Hawks And The American Plan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Monday, 14 January 2002 00:00
The American President and his entire security apparatus do not generally welcome and make time for second-tier leaders. So what explains the special treatment for hardliners and known anti-Americans?

Mr. L. K. Advani, India?s Home Minister, arrived in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2002 for a short visit. The official purpose of the visit was to meet with the U.S. Attorney General, Mr. John Ashcroft, but in reality his most important meetings were with President George Bush and the National Security Advisor, Dr. Condoleeza Rice. He also met with Gen. Colin Powell, and other officials from the State, Defense and Energy Departments. Mr. Kamal Pande, home secretary and Mr. K. P. Singh, the head of internal security agency (IB), accompanied Mr. Advani.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 20:57
Framework For Peace In Kashmir PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00

Is it an international or a religious problem? One involving self-seeking politicians? Of a piece of real estate? Or a problem of the people and their aspirations? A Kashmiri perspective.

Let me start with a familiar story that should provide a moment of introspection. A prominent Kashmiri politician met a friendly foreign news reporter in Srinagar one day and invited the reporter to his anniversary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 22:51
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