Ashok K. Behuria

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  • Ashok K. Behuria is Senior Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    ‘Aman Ki Asha’ in Pakistani Media: Requiem for a Peace Process?

    The peace process between India and Pakistan came to an abrupt halt with the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008 (26/11). Ironically, the attacks were carried out by Pakistani terrorists minutes after the foreign ministers of both countries met in New Delhi and pledged to take the composite dialogue process forward. Ever since, Pakistan's unwillingness to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice has come in the way of resumption of the composite dialogue. There have been many false starts, but the process continues to be in a state of suspended animation.

    July 2010

    South Asia: The Quest For Regional Cooperation

    South Asia: The Quest For Regional Cooperation
    • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

    The papers in book outline the common challenges that the countries face, identify the factors that inhibit inter-state cooperation, acknowledge the costs of non-cooperation, and reaffirm the need for the states in South Asia to shed their differences and engage with each other in meaningful ways.

    • ISBN 81-86019-61-8
    • E-copy available

    Pakistan's Approach to Kashmir Since the Lahore Agreement:Is There Any Change?

    In Lahore, in 1999, Pakistan dropped its 'Kashmir first' approach and agreed to discuss it with India along with other issues. Later, under Musharraf, there was an offer to move beyond UN resolutions and adopt a four-step approach to resolve the Kashmir issue. Musharraf's proposals were taken seriously and widely hailed as a sign of flexibility and pragmatism from the Pakistani side. This paper critically analyses these approaches since Lahore and argues that they were occasioned by the changing global political context and that they were more apparent than real.

    May 2009

    India and its Neighbours

    India and its Neighbours
    • Publisher: IDSA
    • ISBN 1-85845-379-8,
    • Price: ₹ 399