Articles By Brig Anil Gupta

J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2018

Though the state was placed under Governor’s Rule on 20 June 2018, the state assembly was kept under suspended animation as permitted by the J&K Constitution. The Assembly was finally dissolved...

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Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2018

At the time of independence, British India was divided on the basis of religion. However, the princely states, on the other hand, were not divided. They were to go, each state as a whole, to...

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J&K: Need for Regional Parties to play a positive role

J&K: Need for Regional Parties to play a positive role

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2018

Kashmir Valley is once again on the boil. The reason is simple. Continued spell of peace and normalcy does not suit the narrative of the separatists as well as the regional parties. Of late, they...

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Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 21 Sep , 2018

“Kashmir is an integral part of India” is not a cliché, but a historical fact much before the happenings of 1947. Kashmir is the keystone of India’s heritage and fountainhead of its...

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Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

For the first time in the past three decades of political turmoil in Kashmir, the separatists and both main stream political parties have come on the same page and called for boycott of elections....

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Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2018

Kashmir witnessed one of its most violent and bloodiest Bakrid in the recent times,  just a day after the announcement was made of appointment of a new governor of the State. Was it co-incidental...

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Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2018

After clearing all hiccups, it is now finally confirmed that Imran Khan alias ‘Taliban Khan’ will be sworn as Prime Minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan, a nation of 207 million, with an...

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Bursting myths shrouding Article 35A

Bursting myths shrouding Article 35A

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2018

Rather than educating the innocent citizens of the state, the leaders of JKNC are trying to create a scare among the masses by falsifying the facts and through misrepresentation of the effect of...

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Pak goes to poll, India watches keenly

Pak goes to poll, India watches keenly

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 25 Jul , 2018

Pakistan world’s seventh largest democracy goes to polls tomorrow, i.e., 25th July. In its 71 year history, it is for the second time that transfer of power from a civilian government to a...

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Mainstreaming the Youth of Kashmir

Mainstreaming the Youth of Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2018

There is a growing concern in the country about the future of youth of Kashmir. Numerous efforts are being made to get the Kashmiri youth back into the national mainstream. There is a growing...

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Search for a lasting peace in Kashmir

Search for a lasting peace in Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2018

The Home Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh has repeatedly stated that the present Modi-led government is committed to look for a solution that will usher a permanent era of peace in the...

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Inter - Korean Summit: Harbinger of Peace

Inter - Korean Summit: Harbinger of Peace

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2018

While the Indian media was busy covering the historical informal summit meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in Central China, another path breaking event...

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De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2018

Certain occurrences in the recent past in Kashmir, do not augur well for the future of the youth. There are number of instances wherein highly educated youth, including technical graduates and a...

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2018

Of late while reading the Kashmiri media both print and social one feels that there is a deliberate plan on which they are working duly backed by a certain section of Lutyens’ media? It is an...

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Global Jihadi Terror: Emerging Challenges

Global Jihadi Terror: Emerging Challenges

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2018

With the collapse of Islamic State’s (ISIS) dream of a Caliphate and severe depletion of Al Qaeda Central (AQ), the two icons of global jihadi terror, the focus is now shifting on the emerging...

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Pakistan: From the Arms of Uncle Sam to the Lap of Aunt Xing

Pakistan: From the Arms of Uncle Sam to the Lap of Aunt Xing

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 28 Mar , 2018

Pakistan was a blessed state at the time of its birth due to its strategic location fitting well into Mackinder’s heartland construct. The location dominates the major land and maritime...

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Communalising Jammu amounts to Playing with Fire

Communalising Jammu amounts to Playing with Fire

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2018

A recent report released to the press by Concerned Citizen Group (CCG) headed by former Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha has made some serious observations about the Jammu region. The report has...

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Power Brokers of Kashmir Crush Nationalist Voice

Power Brokers of Kashmir Crush Nationalist Voice

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2018

Yet again the power brokers of Kashmir have played their cards in a manner that the nationalist forces in Kashmir have been given a stern message. The message is loud and clear that Kashmir...

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Soldiers Cannot be Murderers

Soldiers Cannot be Murderers

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2018

The Shopian incident has once again brought to the fore the question of local politics taking precedence over freedom of security forces, particularly Army, to conduct anti-terrorist operations in...

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India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

India and Israel – Inseparable Friends

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2018

The ongoing return visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to India in response to the visit of Indian Premier Narendra Modi to Israel in July 2017 has cemented the relationship between the...

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