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By Seth G. Jones

Pakistan has undertaken a couple of operations opposed to militant teams because 2001. there were a few successes, yet such teams as al Qa1ida proceed to offer an important probability to Pakistan, the U.S., and different nations. Pakistan must determine a population-centric counterinsurgency that greater protects the neighborhood inhabitants and addresses grievances. It must also abandon militancy as a device of overseas and family coverage.

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Christine Fair advanced this argument in Angel Rabasa, Robert D. Blackwill, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, C. Christine Fair, Brian A. Jackson, Brian Michael Jenkins, Seth G. Jones, Nathaniel Shestak, and Ashley J. : RAND Corporation, OP-249-RC, 2009. 61 For example, there were askari tanzeems (militant groups) that traditionally focused on Kashmir, including the Deobandi groups Jaish-e-Mohammad and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, as well as Ahl-e-Hadith organizations such as Punjab-based Lashkar-eTaiba. While these are often referred to as “Kashmiri groups,” this is a misnomer because they include few ethnic Kashmiris and most do not operate exclusively in Kashmir.

15 Contrary to conventional wisdom, 11 The Northern Light Infantry was inducted into the regular army in 1999 in part to reward it for its participation in the 1999 Kargil War and in part to properly compensate families for their losses in that conflict. , Limited Conflicts Under the Nuclear Umbrella. 12 The most detailed account of this is given by Praveen Swami, India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad: The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947–2005, London: Routledge, 2007. Swami used a number of classified Indian documents, which were subsequently declassified, that he obtained in his capacity as a journalist.

Several indigenous Kashmiri militant groups formed in response. Some of these groups began to lobby for independence, rather than union with Pakistan, and some turned from violence toward political activism. A new group of Pakistan- and Afghanistan-based groups directly competed with these older, more ethnically Kashmiri groups. When Pakistan began to introduce fighters from the Afghan jihad, the Pakistan-based groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, and Harkatul-Jihad Islami, eliminated many indigenous and proindependence insurgents.

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