Four years of Modi govt: Kashmir still a sore point amid success

Militancy in Kashmir turned another page with the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in 2016, with mass protests and stone pelting as law and order become a priority of the state and central government.

The government’s security challenges began three days before it took office. On May 23, 2014, the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat, bordering Iran, was attacked by four gunmen. One attacker jumped into the compound but was neutralised by the Indo Tibetan Border Police personnel. The other three entered nearby buildings and fired on the compound. After a 10-hour gun battle, they too were neutralised.

Officials concluded the plan was to occupy the consulate and take staff hostage and make a spectacle coinciding with Modi’s oath-taking. India officially stopped short of blaming Pakistan but many in the security establishment suspected the hand of Pakistani elements. Read More..

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