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India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status: India-Controlled Kashmir on Lockdown

August 8, 2019

Episode Notes:

The Indian government has revoked the constitutional special status of Indian-administered Kashmir, possibly the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly seven decades.

Sameer Lalwani, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center, joins the WarCast to clarify what the revocation means, why it's happening now, and discuss the strategic predicament Pakistan is now in.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:48 ] What 'revoking special status' actually means
[ 2:58 ] The rationale and why now
[ 8:40 ] Pakistan's response and risk of destabilizing retaliations

Twitter: @splalwani

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