Brief: India Strengthens Its Grip in Peripheral Regions
Under the changes, any Indian, not just permanent residents, can purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Background: One of India’s strategic challenges is that it governs a large area with extremely diverse inhabitants. The current government has tried to meet this challenge by implementing measures aimed at centralizing administrative and economic power. Peripheral regions like Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the distant northwest are particularly worrisome for New Delhi, as […]