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Kashmirs Ceasefire May Be Off Target

Ajay Singh  |  BUSINESS STANDARD 

Ajay Singh suggests that ground realities in the Valley make it difficult for this calculated risk to pay off

A senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir has an interesting tale to tell. Just after taking over as Union defence minister, George Fernandes decided to visit the Valley. To the horror of security personnel, he called for a private car, made himself comfortable in the front seat, and after rolling down the window, drove to downtown Srinagar, an area believed to be a stronghold of separatists. Not many know the story. But Fernandes

First Published: Sat, November 25 2000. 00:00 IST