ISLAMABAD: The Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) has urged government of Pakistan to consider new ways for supporting Kashmir struggle for freedom keeping in view India’s refusal to discuss the lingering dispute and its adoption of more brutal tactics to suppress the movement. The recommendation was part of the suggestions made by the Islamabad-based think tank at the conclusion of a seminar on ‘India’s Strategic Objectives, Capabilities and the Future Architecture of South Asian Security’. The seminar, which was attended by representatives of think tanks and academics, analytically reviewed India’s strategic doctrine, its objectives, contemporary regional security architecture and its future prospects particularly in the context of the uprising in Kashmir. India, while responding to a Pakistani proposal for dialogue on Kashmir dispute, has refused to discuss the issue and has said that it was willing to talk about the “cross-border terrorism”. India uses the terrorism bogey to deflect international attention from the aggravating situation in held Kashmir. The SVI recommended that Pakistan should intensify its engagement with Indian opinion makers and international community on the situation in held Kashmir. The interaction with Kashmiri leadership also required a fresh look so that any such relationship does not make the Kashmiris’ more vulnerable to persecution by Indian forces, it said. Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, in his key note speech at the seminar, said that India, which had inherited the legacy of British ‘Forward Defence Policy’, was unlikely to enter into a serious dialogue with Pakistan, which continues to challenge its hegemonic designs in the region. India’s conflicts with Pakistan including three major wars of 1948, 1965 and 1970-71 and a limited conflict in Kargil, which was symptomatic of its power pursuits and exaggeration, Dr Cheema observed. The strategy of Pakistan on the other hand was ensuring survival and military equilibrium, he said.