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How an Indian Kashmir Fits Into Modi's Grand Plan

Faisel Pervaiz
South Asia Analyst, Stratfor
Aug 29, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
India and Pakistan regularly target each other with mortar shells and gunfire on the de facto border known as the Line of Control in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is claimed by both nuclear-armed countries.

Jammu and Kashmir is in the midst of a seismic political shift after New Delhi announced it was stripping the state of its autonomy and splitting it into two centrally administered territories.

(RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

For Modi and his nationalist ruling party, the political benefits of an Indian Kashmir ultimately outweigh the risks of escalating New Delhi's decadeslong territorial dispute with Pakistan....

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