Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Dateline Srinagar: Kashmir verdict presents opportunity, but some dangers too

Both separatists and Centre need to rethink strategy… 29 December 2008The HinduNEWS ANALYSIS Kashmir verdict presents opportunity, but some dangers tooBoth separatists and Centre need to rethink strategy Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

December 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Pakistan, India and the flawed legacy of Musharraf

The former President supported soft borders with India in Kashmir. But he was also soft on the extremist elements that threaten the security of India, and now Pakistan too… 20 … Continue reading

August 20, 2008 · 1 Comment

Pushing the envelope on peace in Kashmir

The Prime Minister’s Jammu speech takes the logic of “cooperative mechanisms” one step further, envisaging the shared use of the disputed region’s land and water resources across the Line of … Continue reading

July 16, 2007 · Leave a comment

Keep the peace process on track

For the third time in less than a year, terrorists have attempted to derail the peace process between India and Pakistan. Handing them a victory is the last thing we … Continue reading

February 20, 2007 · 1 Comment

Verify, but trust, is the best formula for Siachen pullout

In the absence of trust, authenticating existing ground positions offers India no greater diplomatic or military protection than a well-demarcated zone of mutual disengagement. 20 May 2006The Hindu Verify, but … Continue reading

May 20, 2006 · 2 Comments

From India now, ‘out of the box’ ideas on Kashmir

Manmohan Singh speaks of two internal and two bilateral tracks for peace. He says the governments of India and Pakistan should each conduct an “internal dialogue”with the people in areas … Continue reading

March 25, 2006 · 5 Comments

Siachen: solutions for the taking

20 June 2005The Hindu Opinion – News Analysis Siachen: solutions for the taking Siddharth Varadarajan The only guarantee that the glacier will remain demilitarised once India and Pakistan withdraw is … Continue reading

June 20, 2005 · 2 Comments

Siachen: Manmohan’s visit offers a chance

9 June 2005The Hindu Siachen Manmohan’s visit offers a chance Siddharth Varadarajan The key is for India to recognise that a speedy solution to Siachen is in its national interest … Continue reading

June 10, 2005 · 1 Comment

The Hurriyat visit to Pakistan as a CBM

2 June 2005 The Hindu Using the Hurriyat visit to build confidence Siddharth Varadarajan WHEN SOME two dozen Hurriyat leaders cross the `Aman Setu’ on foot and enter Pakistan-occupied Kashmir … Continue reading

June 5, 2005 · Leave a comment

Slaying the demons of distrust

Newsline (Pakistan), May 2005URL: Cover Story Slaying the Demons of Distrust Moving away from traditional rigidities, Musharraf and Manmohan Singh seem to be working towards bold and creative solutions. … Continue reading

May 1, 2005 · Leave a comment

Kashmir: Peace roadmap is ‘out of the box’

19 April 2005The Hindu PEACE ROAD MAP IS NOW OUT OF THE BOX In the joint statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharaf lie most of the … Continue reading

April 19, 2005 · Leave a comment

Kashmir: ‘Soft border’ emerges as common vocabulary

16 April 2005The Hindu KASHMIR: ‘SOFT BORDER’ EMERGES AS COMMON VOCABULARY India and Pakistan are still far from a breakthrough on Kashmir. But by constantly coming up with formulae and … Continue reading

April 16, 2005 · Leave a comment

BSF record: Guilty are seldom punished

22 April 2002The Times of India BSF record: Guilty are seldom punished Siddharth Varadarajan and Manoj Joshi New Delhi: If the people of Kashmir are not reassured by Union Home … Continue reading

April 22, 2002 · Leave a comment

Dateline Kashmir: A mother appeals to Mother India for justice

21 August 2000The Times of India Dateline KashmirA mother appeals to Mother India for justiceBy Siddharth VaradarajanThe Times of India News Service ANANTNAG: Officially, Zahoor Dalal – a cloth merchant … Continue reading

August 21, 2000 · 1 Comment