Five elements define Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to end the prolonged strategic stalemate in India’s relations with Pakistan. These are bold moves in favour of either peace or war, linking the dialogue to ending cross-border terrorism, discarding the unilateral emphasis on the sanctity of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, escalating the conflict horizontally to draw in Balochistan and Afghanistan, and probing the limits of vertical escalation through cross-LoC military action....

This piece was originally published by the Institute of South Asian Studies.

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