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

Dalbir Ahlawat*, M. Raymond Izarali

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India’s revocation of Article 370, which 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 in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. While Pakistan has limited international support, it still vows to go to any extent to secure ‘freedom’ for 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 article 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
Pages (from-to)663-683
Number of pages21
JournalRound Table
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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