L – R: Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal; Lt. Gen. SL Narasimhan (Retd.); Ambassador G Parthasarathy; Air Marshal KK Nohwar (Retd.), and Ambassador SK Lambah.
The past two years have seen growing militancy in J&K; despite relentless anti-terror operations by the Indian forces. In February 2019, the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked a CRPF convoy in Pulwama and killed forty personnel.
There was public outcry at a global level, with the United Nations Security Council condemning the attack. India struck back at the JeM training centres and a subsequent aerial face-off with Pakistan ensued, which escalated the tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Outfits like Jaish operate with complete impunity in neighbouring Pakistan. India's repeated effort at the UN to have Jaish-e-Mohammed's founder, Masood Azhar, on a global terror list is being blocked by China.
Ananta Centre invited a panel of experts to discuss the recent terror modules of the militants in Jammu & Kashmir, the growing support they are receiving from cross-border sponsors and how India could tackle and respond to these challenges.
The session was broadcast live on the Centre's website and social media channels. Along with the live audience, a few hundred people logged in online to hear the discussion and interact with the panelists through questions that were fielded real time.