27 February 2021

Drawing the right lessons after India’s 2019 brinkmanship with Pakistan


The Balakot crisis revealed how the Modi government was willing to risk taking two nuclear-states to war for political gain — the consequences of which could have been disastrous for South Asia.Two years ago, South Asia came to the brink of a catastrophic conflict. On February 14, 2019, a young Kashmiri man in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) carried out a suicide attack on a contingent of the Indian Occupation Army, killing 44 soldiers. Using this incident as an excuse, [...]