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Blunder in the Himalayas

Behind the incident is India’s drooling tail-wagging relationship with the US and anti-China statements on many issues especially CPEC. In the CPEC context India has talked of its ambitions in Azad Kashmir (the part with Pakistan) and Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan area. India has also steadily stepped up its cease fire violations along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. No doubt China took note of India’s attitude as it has a Line of Actual Control with India and its own claim line with an agreement not to change status quo in the area.

Sparring in the Himalayas

Stepping back from the immediate situation it is clear that India’s unilateral action in August last year to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh led to reverberations beyond the India-Pakistan situation because the disputed status of Kashmir has been endorsed in many UN Resolutions. If India thought that by its blatant step it had resolved the Kashmir issue in its favor, then it miscalculated seriously as is evident from the reaction in Kashmir and the brutality unleashed on the Kashmiris including steps to change the demographic reality. The Kashmir situation is not resolved and Indian actions on the LOC and elsewhere will have consequences. Apparently China has not accepted the Indian action to bring Ladakh under New Delhi’s control and India has exacerbated the situation by irresponsible statements about its claim to Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan.

To ensure success of CPEC, empower Gilgit-Baltistan

Spearhead Analysis – 24.12.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Historically, Gilgit-Baltistan was designated as part of the princely state of Kashmir, but over the course of almost...

Sphere of Influence: GILGIT-BALTISTAN

Spearhead Analysis – 28.03.2017 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Present-day Gilgit Baltistan only became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name of “Northern Areas”. Before that,...

Pakistan and India: The art of peace

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent public references to Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan confirm for many Pakistanis what they have long suspected: that India is...

The woes of Gilgit-Baltistan

Spearhead Analysis – 20.08.2014 By Shayan Malik Research Analyst, Spearhead Research One would imagine Gilgit-Baltistan to be a peaceful paradise in comparison to the visual trouble elsewhere in the...