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India and Pakistan: The Dangerous Drift Towards Militarization

Ramesh Thakur Security, Sout Asia And remember, they both have lots of nuclear weapons.  On September 18th terrorists came across the border from Pakistan, attacked a fortified army base in Indian Kashmir and killed 19 soldiers. While the dilemma India confronts in deciding how to respond hasn’t changed substantially since the Mumbai attacks in November 2009, the political cost of inaction with each new attack is higher for the Hindu nationalist party.
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