India-Pakistan Relations under the Modi Government
Midway through his term since elected to office in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy has undergone dramatic shifts. From initial enthusiasm to making an impromptu visit to Lahore in December 2015, and then carrying out ‘surgical strikes’ against Pakistan-based terror camps in September 2016, Mr. Modi’s Pakistan policy has made a complete turnaround. With a highly tense border in Jammu & Kashmir, terror strikes against India on the rise, and key elections ahead, Indo-Pakistani relations seem to have a reached a point of no return. Conflict escalation remains a real and constant possibility. This discussion will explore how the two countries have reached this dangerous stalemate, and what, if any, are the potential steps towards rapprochement.
Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Neru University and Senior Global Challenges Fellow, Central European University, Budapest
Discussant: Isabelle Saint-Mézard, Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
Chair: Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
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The Kashmir Uprising and India-Pakistan Relations: A need for conflict resolution, not management Asie.Visions, No. 90, December 2016
This paper analyses the causes and consequences of the 2016 uprising in Kashmir, making six interrelated arguments.