India's revocation of Article 370: security dilemma and options for Pakistan

Dalbir Ahlawat, Raymond Izarali

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The Revocation of Article 370 by India that had granted Jammu and Kashmir a special status has changed the security and strategic dynamics in the relations between India and Pakistan. India claims it is an internal matter whereas Pakistan considers it an international issue and pushes to resolve it as per the UN Security Council resolutions. While Pakistan got limited international support, it still vows to go to any extent for the freedom of the Kashmiris. The visit of US President Donald Trump to India and the signing of a peace agreement between the US and the Taliban have added new dynamics to this conflict. This paper discusses the aftermath of the revocation of Article 370, outlines Pakistan’s claims from an historical perspective, analyses immediate measures initiated by Islamabad, points out the available options Pakistan may see at its disposal and provides critical assessment of each.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRound Table
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Oct 2020


  • revocation
  • Article 370
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • cross-border terrorism


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