India-Pak Conflict: Where is it all headed?

Cross-LoC strikes: Why BJP raised the ante...

The normal adversarial relationship between the two neighbours seems to have gone topsy-turvy. One obvious question: why did the Modi government publicise and even brag about the attack on the outposts of Pakistan-based jihadis, and why is Pakistan and its media so fervently denying it.

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The Uri Attack and the Civil-Military Divide in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy

Kashmir is as much if not more, a dispute between Pakistan’s civil-military leadership as it is between Islamabad and New Delhi. Unless Pakistan’s civil-military leadership gets on the same page and agrees to mend fences with India and seek a political solution, avoiding a catastrophic conflict including a nuclear war in South Asia will remain a constant struggle.

‘Pak Army’s chaffing. It will try to take revenge’

The report comes at a time when the Pakistani Army has assumed an unusual and unprecedented role in which not only is it involved in security operations but also in day-to-day affairs of the government.

Consider Pak’s redlines rationally

In a recent article in a widely read Web journal the well-known strategist Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal (retd.) discusses nuclear options should Pakistan reach its redlines quite early in a conflict. 

Centre may be trapped in its own game

The government’s decision raises the suspicion that its claims were grossly exaggerated. Alternatively, the visual proof is so clinching and the damage to terrorist facilities more pronounced than believed that the ruling party would like to cash in on this at a more opportune moment, possibly closer to the Assembly elections looming in some states. The Modi government has allowed the desperation that it was losing public support to play on its nerves. Consequently, it decided to play to the bhakts’ gallery without realising that it could eventually get trapped in a game of its own making.

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