Getting off escalation ladder: India, Pakistan must identify off-ramps to the crisis

Commitment traps make Kashmir de-escalation tricky

Authors: Frank O’Donnell, US Naval War College and Debalina Ghoshal, New Delhi

On 14 February 2018, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide car bomber attacked an Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Pulwama area of India-governed Kashmir. Over 40 Indian police personnel died in the assault, making it one of the deadliest attacks on Indian forces in decades. In the early hours of 26 February, an Indian Air Force formation of 12 Mirage-2000 fighters entered Pakistani territory and bombed JeM and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) training camps, reportedly killing 300 militants. Click Here to read full article   


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