Saturday, 29 October 2016

The Centre for Studies in Violence, Memory, and Trauma
Department of English
University of Delhi
invites you to a talk
“Kashmir, the border and beyond”
Ali Ahmed
Time: Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 at 3.00 pm.
Venue: Room 56, Faculty of Arts, Delhi University.

This year’s tally of innocent deaths in Kashmir nears the three figure mark. Alongside, a terror attack in Uri accounted for 20 lives. India has in rebound gone in for strategic proactivism. The lecture seeks to examine the shift from strategic restraint to strategic proactivism by discussing the inter-twined military doctrines of the two states – India and Pakistan. The interplay between the doctrines at the three levels – subconventional, conventional and nuclear – appears combustible. The possible futures going down a proactive route are discussed in a way as to allow the audience to be able to think through the issues involved – Kashmir, military doctrines, strategic restraint and strategic proactivism – by their own lights.

About the Speaker
Ali Ahmed works with an international organization on security and political issues. He is the author of India’s Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia (Routledge, 2014), On War in South Asia, and On Peace in South Asia (both Cinnamon Teal, 2014), and India’s National Security in the Liberal Lens (Cinnamon Teal 2016).

He blogs at and has written extensively on military doctrines, strategy, and security issues.

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