With J&K’s special status scrapped, security forces to face fresh challenges

The government has taken some landmark decisions on Jammu and Kashmir; decisions it argues will further national integration and usher in a new era of development. That’s long term.

In the coming months, Kashmir is likely to face a fresh set of security challenges in the wake of these decisions related to Article 370 that granted special status to J&K and the bifurcation of the border state into two union territories.

The security forces will have to strategize to overcome the new hurdles and work in unison to restore normalcy and a sense of calm in a volatile region where things are known to spin out of control every now and then — both due to internal and external factors.

Kashmir watchers and military experts have predicted that the Valley is likely to witness a spike in violent protests and heightened militant activity backed by Pakistan in the near future. The Line of Control is also likely to get more volatile. Read More 

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