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Andrew Whitehead is a former BBC Delhi correspondent and is now Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the King’s India Institute, King’s College, London. His book A Mission in Kashmir, about events in the Valley in 1947, is to be republished by Gulshan Books in Srinagar.

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Andrew Whitehead at Line of Control, while reporting from Kashmir. My most recent visit to Srinagar, last spring, came twenty years exactly after my first reporting assignment in Kashmir. It prompted me to reflect on what’s changed over that time, and what hasn’t. And to consider why I keep on coming back to Kashmir, these days from choice rather than professional duty. Ahdoo’s hotel, when I first started reporting on Kashmir, was the only option for visiting foreign journalists. Wonderfully central, but woefully connected. This was the era before mobile phones and email. There were no PCOs in Srinagar, satellite

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