As J&K Tensions Escalate, What Next Between India & Pakistan?
Jammu and Kashmir has been in a state of crisis since the Centre announced the effective revocation of Articles 370 and 35A and the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories (Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh).
Domestically, a communications blackout is in effect. Over 500 political workers and local leaders have been detained, nearly 20,000 troops have been deployed, Section 144 is in effect in most parts, and Kashmiri citizens outside the now-Union Territory report that they’re unable to get in touch with their loved ones.
Internationally, another crisis is brewing. The Centre’s move has led to India and Pakistan’s relationship deteriorating further, with Pakistan's decision to expel the Indian High Commissioner and suspend trade with India. Pakistan has said it will reconsider its decisions if India reconsiders its decision about Articles 370 and 35A.
What happens next and what should we prepare for?
To walk you through what to expect, I’m joined by counter-terror expert and Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management Ajai Sahni and strategic affairs expert Praveen Swami, as well as former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan.
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