Kashmir strategy

Floundering tactics

Print edition : May 26, 2017

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti with BJP leaders Amit Shah and Ram Madhav at the press conference where a coalition of the two parties in Jammu and Kashmir was announced, in New Delhi on February 24, 2015. Ram Madhav was made the BJP's point person in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the effective pursuit of the Doval doctrine. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

A.S. Dulat, Adviser on Kashmir to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He has been warning the Modi government against its waywardness in handling Kashmir. Photo: Nagara Gopal

Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser. The military and political line followed in Kashmir revolves around the tenets of what is called the Doval doctrine. Photo: V. Sudershan

The military and political line advanced in Kashmir by the Modi government has had catastrophic social, political and security consequences. But the government is not willing to change its tactic for reasons of expediency.
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