Centaurea iberica

Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng., Syst. veg. 3:406. 1826 ;

Images by Gurcharan Singh & Urvashi Thakur (Id by J.M.Garg & Chris Chadwell) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

Common name: Iberian Star Thistle, Iberian Knapweed

Centaurea iberica (Iberian Starthistle or Iberian Knapweed) is a species of Centaurea. It is native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. It is known elsewhere as an introduced species and a noxious weed. 
(From Wikipedia on 14.6.13)
Centaurea iberica from Kashmir, less common now (once it was very common) in wastelands and roadsides. Photographed from Pampore on June 20, 2010.

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Photographed in Kashmir
This is Echinops echinatus. Please check this link

It should be some other species in view of comments of ... in another thread. 

I am confused here. There is a single image with no information where the photo was taken. It is clearly not an Echinops? Kindly explain further. 

Thanks, ...
I think it should be Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng. as per images herein.
I could find it out from comparative images in efi at ‎Carduoideae 
Yes, this does appear to match Centaurea iberica- Stewart records it from Baluchistan & many other parts of Pakistan through to Kashmir where it was common @ 300-2000m.