Understanding the Information War in Kashmir

Continued violence in the Kashmir Valley since July 2016 has confounded the Indian State – government and security forces alike. Most are seeing the current phase as a mere law and order problem that can go away by crushing the insurrection with a heavy hand.  In the latest round “sweep operations,” have been launched in South Kashmir going back to the Jagmohan era of the 1990’s when again the government was fumbling for a response to meet the large scale public agitation. In 2017 and beyond the success of sweep operations is likely to have limited success, on the other hand, there could be a blowback which will only add to the challenges of containing violence and anti-India sentiment. The underlying sophisticated information campaign that is sustaining this phase of militancy will, however, require much more than force to bring order to Kashmir. ...........Members Log in or Subscribe to Read more------------

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