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Army wanted Abdullah, who’s surprised?

December 31, 2008

Ashish Sinha in Mail Today:

Any political decision on Kashmir — especially when the ball is in the Congress’s court — cannot afford to ignore the sentiments of lakhs of troops stationed here because, at least for now, they appear to be a more permanent fixture than any party, even the National Conference (NC). [Full text]

I told you so…

And Siddharth Varadarajan asks the right question:

But if these motives propelled the ISI to either mount or at best turn a blind eye to the Mumbai plot, why did the same agency — which essentially manages Rawalpindi’s links with militant groups active in Jammu and Kashmir — not seek to disrupt the assembly elections? [Here]

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  1. January 6, 2009 2:33 AM

    Sidharth Varadarajan’s comments are a logical explanation of lack of millitant violence during Kashmir elections.It means we should increase our contacts with Pakistan and not cut off everything.

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