General J.R. Mukherjee was at the time of this interview - 12 April 2001 - the Indian army corps commander, Northern Command, based at the Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar. He spoke about changes in the nature of the Kashmir militancy after the Kargil conflict: Pakistan has 'tried to upgrade the proxy war'. He said that most of the 'terrorists' in Kashmir wanted the peace process which the Indian government had then initiated to be successful. Mukherjee said there needed to be a political solution to the Kashmir conflict but added that he sometimes felt that if the army was allowed to take the gloves off the problem could be sorted out. He confirmed that a suicide attacker in Srinagar the previous December was a British Muslim aligned with Jaish-e-Mohammed.