Could Pakistan and India really go to war
Could India and Pakistan really go to war? It almost seems an absurd question to ask. After all, both countries have long been nuclear powers — a deterrent that encompasses the lives of a combined 1.4 billion people. Both nations have also seen some years of relative peace along their border, a break from the wars that pockmarked the 20th Century.
And yet, hours after 18 were killed in an attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the director-general of military operations for the Indian Army announced that the terrorists carried gear which had “Pakistani markings.”
An Indian army soldier takes position during an army barracks attack, near the border with Pakistan, September 18, 2016. The allegation unleashed a torrent of fury on social media.”Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such,” tweeted Rajnath Singh, India’s home minister.