Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 81 to 88 of 88

Thread: Kashmir: a simmering, sometimes brutal small war

  1. #81
    Council Member AdamG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Hiding from the Dreaded Burrito Gang
    Posts
    2,558

    Default

    India conducted surgical strikes last night along#the LoC to safeguard our nation, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan,” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.
    “Based on receiving specific and credible inputs that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along Line of Control to carryout infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes inside Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other states, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes at several of these launch pads to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists. The operations were focussed on ensuring that these terrorists do not succeed in their design to cause destruction and endanger the lives of our citizens.
    http://indianexpress.com/article/ind...istry-3055715/
    A scrimmage in a Border Station
    A canter down some dark defile
    Two thousand pounds of education
    Drops to a ten-rupee jezail


    http://i.imgur.com/IPT1uLH.jpg

  2. #82
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,812

    Default Across the aisle: Kashmir is sliding into disaster

    Kashmir has been "bubbling along" for awhile, with occasional reports in the media I use, so thanks to Twitter for the pointer to this commentary by a former Indian Home Minister; which is sub-titled:
    The writing on the wall is clear. The alienation of the people of the Kashmir Valley is nearly complete. We are on the brink of losing Kashmir.
    He writes:
    he writing on the wall is clear. The alienation of the people of the Kashmir Valley is nearly complete. We are on the brink of losing Kashmir. We cannot retrieve the situation through a ‘muscular’ policy — tough talk by ministers, dire warnings from the Army Chief, deploying more troops or killing more protesters.
    Link:http://indianexpress.com/article/opi...aster-4614675/

    A "lurker" added:
    The assessment is correct. The Hindu Central government's only aim is to suppress Muslims and they feel that strong arm tactics will solve the Valley problem. But the situation is explosive. Pakistan is very happy that we are creating our own problems.
    davidbfpo

  3. #83
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,812

    Default Should We Talk to the "Stone Throwers" in the Valley?

    An Indian SME commentary on the situation in Kashmir and the apparent decision by the Indian national government to:
    ...adapt the “strong arm strategy” of the Israeli government of ignoring the Palestinians since 2001.

    (Later) All these would indicate that blindly following the Israeli strategy as our counter-terrorist tactics would be totally inadvisable.
    Link:http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/N...-in-the-Valley
    Last edited by davidbfpo; 05-03-2017 at 11:56 AM. Reason: 52,232v
    davidbfpo

  4. #84
    Council Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,025

    Default

    I suspect India will learn (or just observe) the same lesson Israel should have learnt, which is the strategy of escalate to de-escalate is usually ineffective. Not only will generate more resistance, it also risks pushing divided anti-government actors together under common cause. There are no simple answers to complex problems.

  5. #85
    Council Member AdamG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Hiding from the Dreaded Burrito Gang
    Posts
    2,558

    Default Peace on Earth, Goodwill to man, somethingsomething

    At least four Indian soldiers were killed Saturday in Pakistani firing along the highly militarized de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, Indian officials said.
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...shmir-51967358
    A scrimmage in a Border Station
    A canter down some dark defile
    Two thousand pounds of education
    Drops to a ten-rupee jezail


    http://i.imgur.com/IPT1uLH.jpg

  6. #86
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,812

    Default IS about to open a new branch in Kashmir

    Via a Twitter account @Minalami for a Jihadism specialist and Editorial Lead/team manager @ BBC Monitoring:
    Online accounts affiliated with so-called Islamic State (IS) have shared a video showing a pledge of allegiance to the group made by “mujahidin in Kashmir”, possibly paving the way for an IS declaration of a new branch there.
    There are a dozen tweets giving more details.

    Also covered in this Israeli online publication:http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/...er-21-27-2017/
    Last edited by davidbfpo; 12-28-2017 at 06:22 PM. Reason: 68,340v Add 2nd link
    davidbfpo

  7. #87
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,812

    Default An Idea or a Threat? Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir

    Almost a Part Two to the above post; this time from CTC @ West Point and part of the conclusion:
    It currently remains to be seen if the ISJK morphs into something larger than an idea or whether it simply remains an online propaganda channel. The likelihood that ISJK inspires a sufficiently large number of young Kashmiris to stimulate an entire new wave of jihad in Jammu and Kashmir seems unlikely, at least in the short term. The real threat lies in ISJK effectively radicalizing Kashmiri youth via its social media campaign and coordinating activity through digital networks, which can give way to heightened terrorism, extreme tactics, and sectarian attacks.
    Link:https://ctc.usma.edu/idea-threat-isl...jammu-kashmir/

    One must wonder how Pakistan will respond to such a development, given that ISJK is reportedly anti-Pakistani. Would Pakistan encourage, if not direct, the existing Kashmiri groups to violently respond to the new group?

    Watch and wait for the likes of us.
    davidbfpo

  8. #88
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,812

    Default

    Meantime the insurgency continues, not stone-throwing, an armed assault on an army camp last Saturday, with three soldiers killed and families threatened.
    Link:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/62868028.cms
    davidbfpo

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 01:56 PM
  2. Crimes, War Crimes and the War on Terror
    By davidbfpo in forum Law Enforcement
    Replies: 600
    Last Post: 03-03-2014, 04:30 PM
  3. Replies: 534
    Last Post: 09-20-2010, 01:18 PM
  4. Disarming the Local Population
    By CSC2005 in forum Doctrine & TTPs
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 01:10 PM
  5. Training for Small Wars
    By SWJED in forum RFIs & Members' Projects
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2005, 06:50 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •