Articles by David Devadas
Aug 17, 2017
US branding Hizbul Mujahideen a 'terror outfit' changes nothing; India has long been combating terror outfitsThere was much back-slapping and celebration in sections of the media after word came in on Wednesday evening that the US had listed Hizbul Mujahideen as a global terrorist organisation, but the declaration is no big deal.
Aug 14, 2017
India must heed China's repeated invoking of Kashmir during Doka La stand-off; Beijing's intentions are inimicalIndia’s defence and security strategists should take a serious note of the revelation that China has built a bridge in a sensitive part of the Line of Actual Control in the Ladakh region.
Aug 13, 2017
Mehbooba Mufti, Centre must bridge rifts fast as differences over Article 35A, handling insurgency growIt is important that Mehbooba Mufti and Narendra Modi reach a cohesive understanding on how best to move forward, for the challenge is huge.
Aug 08, 2017
Ethnic exclusivity runs deep in Jammu and Kashmir; state may explode violently if Article 35A is abrogatedIf there is one issue that unites Kashmiris and generates a feeling that their identity is under threat, it's the idea that "outsiders" may be allowed to settle here permanently
Jul 25, 2017
NIA arrests Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir: Move signals govt's hardline stance against China-Pakistan aggressionThe arrest of a range of Hurriyat leaders on Monday signals a hardening of the Centre's stance.
Jul 18, 2017
China's long shadow: Kashmir narrative is being hijacked by Beijing, New Delhi must be on its guardAn ominous script is being prepared, which could be deployed to try and rivet the negative attention of world powers on Kashmir. According to this new narrative, Indian forces are using chemical weapons, specifically to 'dissolve' and render bodies unrecognisable in Kashmir.
Jul 16, 2017
Kashmir can be best resolved through talks with separatists, Pakistan, but the China factor looms largeThe government must work overtime to absorb the big picture now. And their starting point should be that the endgame for both Pakistan and for Kashmir separatists involves China.
Jul 13, 2017
Amarnath Yatra attack: Kashmir will see spike in violence as militancy statistics defy truth on groundThere are many teenagers in south Kashmir ready and willing to fight, except they lack arms. Until arms become available, they are dedicated to doing whatever they can for the militants in the field
Jul 12, 2017
Amarnath Yatra attack shows system has failed Kashmir, its youth: Situation is the worst in nearly a decadeMonday's attack on pilgrims of the Amarnath yatra is one more indicator of just how badly the situation in Kashmir has deteriorated.
Jul 11, 2017
Amarnath Yatra attack: With focus on registered pilgrims, unregistered yatris were left vulnerableThe irony is that many people who had gone for Amarnath Yatra died tragically on Monday because they were not under security protection.