Pankaj Mishra, who often writes postmodern gibberish, is a longtime supporter of the Kashmiri struggle & has written cogently & coherently about it. This is a useful essay about war mongering in Indian media though it limps to the conclusion that India bombed Pakistan primarily to influence the upcoming general elections in India. He also inexplicably adds that pogroms against Kashmiris in India will produce more Kashmiri militants when there are reportedly only a few hundred in a population of under ten million. What India really fears & hopes to demoralize & terrorize is not the growth of guerrilla warfare in Kashmir nor certainly the Indian elections but the massive social movement which the occupation & freedom struggle has created.

One issue that isn’t being addressed by writers is the impact of massive US cutbacks in military aid to Pakistan which may partially explain its reluctance to escalate war against India.