Pakistan is at it's weakest economically. It doesn't have money to feed it's people. This is the most opportune time to make these changes. Pakistan is also very isolated right now . They stand alone except for the taliban and other terrorist forces.They always had that company. Should we do nothing because they have terrorist friends? If they try any misadventure,our forces are ready . We don't have forces for republic day parade only. The forces feel much better when they have option of fighting back unlike with UPA which never allowed them to fight back. Soldier would rather fight back than die in cowardly attacks like pulwama. Why are you so pessimistic sir? What good has status quo on this issue given the country? We are suffering the terrorism anyways. Why not fight back and not be sitting ducks like previously . As for Ladakh,it is the most peaceful of the three regions. Ladakh has always been pro India and has strong connections with the armed forces. Armed forces are closely involved in welfare activities for many decades.Ladakh has been peaceful even in the worst times . Why should this region suffer because of terrorism in 4 districts of kashmir? Why should they be clubbed with kashmir when they are neither emotionally, linguistically attached to kashmir or it's problems. Why should the peace loving people be punished ? Why should they be the neglected region and people while kashmir gets to be the pampered spoilt violent cousin ? They have been asking for UT status peacefully for years. Why should peaceful requests not be heard ? As for investments....now that it has got it's seperate status ,people and govt will invest in this peaceful region of peace loving region. It doesn't need kashmir ....ladakh can be accessable from Himanchal Pradesh if needed. This is a brilliant move to provide relief to this region that has suffered second class status as part of J& K. As for the power project.... Modi talked about setting up solar fields . What better way to produce electricity than this. Ladakh has vast areas of barren rugged land that is ideal for setting up solar farms that are eco friendly . Why should people living in urban ,developed areas deny the people of ladakh an opportunity to develop and earn an honest living? Why should the burden of preserving environment only be on the simple people? Why can't people living in cities and town become more consious of the environment and give up the comforts of a developed urban life ?why can't we downsize and simplify our living style so that the simple people of ladakh can enjoy a bit of development. It is like America telling India that it is responsible for global warming .