Articles By Brig Anil Gupta

Zanskar Deserves Justice

Zanskar Deserves Justice

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2019

Zanskar is a sub-division of Kargil district of Ladakh Region, the cold desert of India. It is a sparsely populated Buddhist dominated area which has the distinction of being one of the three...

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Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2019

The broad daylight cold blooded murder by jihadi terrorists of a devoted Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) leader and his police guard in Kishtwar town of Jammu cannot be treated as a stray incident...

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China does it Again

China does it Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be...

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Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2019

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is...

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A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2019

Jammu & Kashmir continues to hog media limelight for one reason or the other. A recent happening in Kashmir, though outrageous and barbaric has failed to sensitise the Lutyens media while the...

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J&K: A Counter Narrative

J&K: A Counter Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2019

In my previous article “Battle of Perceptions: difference correct wordings can make,” I had emphasised the need of winning the battle of perceptions in J&K. Building an appropriate...

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Battle of Perceptions: Difference correct wordings can make

Battle of Perceptions: Difference correct wordings can make

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

The state of J&K is passing through a very crucial phase. While the government agencies are working diligently to restore normalcy in the state, the vested interests which include, the pro-Pak...

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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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