Solution to Kashmir keeping in mind Indian energy security and corridor to CAR Going through the maps and with the recent news on TAPI line for gas from Turkmenistan, which is fraught with danger as it comes via Pak, it brings us back to the all important question of Kashmir and this time its from strategic and energy security point of view. Looking at the map of entire state of Jammu and Kashmir including the parts occupied by Pakistan, it is imperative to get control over Gilgit Baltistan. This will bring in two benefits, one is cut off Pakistan from China and second open up India directly to Central Asian Region and all its oil and gas. Taking it forcefully from Pak is an option that might be quite difficult. But as a solution by talks, could India trade away parts of Kashmir and get the entire GB area into Indian control? Now that would be difficult for Pak to give back as it cuts them off from China, but then it could certainly be pursued by India. That land is not only important to us because is lawfully ours, but its also important as it will provide us with long term energy security. Even if it is not settled with talks, i would say that small piece of land is worth fighting for.