Countering Pakistan-Supported Terrorism: The Military Options

Author
Jon P. Dorschner
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
American Diplomacy
Volume
2016
Issue Number
7
Publication Date
October 2016
Institution
American Diplomacy
Abstract
Expert observers have written reams of material concerning the never-ending confrontation between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The issue leaves the radar screen during quiet periods, only to return when an incident touches-off another cycle of violence. The two countries are currently in the midst of another confrontation that again threatens to escalate into open military conflict. This latest round started on September 18, when four terrorists from Jaish e Mohammed – JeM (an Islamist group based in Pakistan), attacked an Indian Army base in Uri, just 10 kilometers from the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Indian and Pakistani controlled Kashmir. The terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers before being killed in a protracted firefight. The Indian government states it has conclusive proof that the terrorists infiltrated into India from Pakistan with assistance provided by the Pakistan Army.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Military Strategy, Territorial Disputes
Political Geography
Pakistan, South Asia, India, Kashmir