The Pig-Headed Siachen Glacier Confrontation

November 28, 2012

Incidents are bound to multiply in future if both sides remain ensconced in their fanciful security cocoons built of nuclear weapons and other destructive material. International relations theory is premised on the fiction that the state is a rational actor. By a rational actor is meant that...

Reigniting Kashmir

November 17, 2012

An overview of India's Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the Kashmir region. John Quinton, American writer once wrote, “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.” It appears that this is exactly what is happening...

Siachen Withdrawal: A Manifestation of Prithviraj Chauhan Syndrome

November 12, 2012

Demilitarization of Siachen will not a suitable answer to the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan. Siachen is in the news again. Having served at the glacier, one is aware of the ground realities. It is being suggested that ‘demilitarization’ of the glacier will act as a catalyst to...