Maj. Gen. Moni Chandi (Retd.)
Chief Strategic Officer, Synergia Foundation
Resolution to the Kashmir conflict
The first conflict between India and Pakistan, over the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), broke out in Oct, 1948. Since then, there have been at least three other overt conflicts in 1965, 1971 and 1999. For the last three decades, India has accused Pakistan of instigating violence in the Kashmir Valley. Pakistan has denied any role in the conflict, claiming the violence to be an indigenous movement. Indian diplomats claim that Pakistan is practicing the doctrine of ‘Plausible Deniability,’ by providing sanctuary, training, administrative and operational support to terrorist groups, while diplomatically denying involvement.
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