Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prof. Kondapalli on 'Kashmir imbroglio'- The China Connection

Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli discusses China's Changing Policy on Kashmir at He points out that the so-called neutrality of Beijing on this issue is waning with four new changes in policy of China -- issuing stapled visas to Kashmir residents of India; massive infrastructure projects (estimated at above $20 billion) and invitation to the Hurriyat leaders to visit China and deliberately intervening in the current unrest in the valley. Beijing appears to be reconsidering the strategic value of Kashmir, for it is located strategically between the hinterlands of the Indian sub-continent, Chinese minority lands and Central Asian steppes.....

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