Book Details

Author(s): AS Chonker
ISBN: 9788194163442
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 388
Price: Rs. 1295 Rs. 1295
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The resolution of the complex Jammu & Kashmir problem cannot be over-emphasized. However, a web of external and political-social-legal-economic factors within the country has created a knotty problem which require long term strategizing and a whole of the government approach to find solutions that improve the overall security situation and foster peace and prosperity. This book has tapped a vast knowledge bank and experience of various sections of society in the form of a Net Assessment. Based on these inputs, it has analyzed the perceptions of various actors and have come up with viable strategies for short, medium and long term.

The author strongly believes that in the coming years the battle for Jammu and Kashmir will increasingly shift to the cognitive domain and perception management will be the key to success, hence through this book and the study he has attempted to identify each and every factor playing on the minds of the people of J&K with special reference to Kashmir.

Over the years many books have been written on the situation in Kashmir, but most of them paint only the not so rosy picture that the state has gone through in the years of turmoil, almost certainly none give a roadmap with logic for solutions towards achieving peace and prosperity. This book is an attempt towards this end.

ABOUT Author


Colonel AS Chonker, VSM a Senior Fellow at CLAWS, conducted a research sponsored by the Brigade of Guards seat of excellence on a contemporary topic, ie, “Perception Management in J&K”.

He is an Alumni of NDA, IMA, DSSC and CDM. A third-generation army officer, he passed out first in the order of merit in his course. As a Major in the Kupwara sector, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for his innovativeness and daredevilry in “OP DEEWAR” while serving as a Company Commander in 111 Engr regiment which he later commanded in J&K. He has also served in the Ladakh Scouts in an Operational environment. He has been awarded twice with the Chief of Army Staff`s commendation card and also the United Nations Commendation card for his exemplary work.

While attending his Masters in Management Sciences at the College of Defence Management he was nominated as the project leader of a “net assessment study” of J&K. He has  completed his Masters in Philosophy from Panjab University where he again put in work on the “Likely Future of J&K with special reference to the security situation”.

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