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Air Power and Escalation Control

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In “Air Power and Escalation Control,” Indian Air Commodore (retired) Ramesh Phadke examines the question of whether the use of air power across the Kashmir divide would result in unintended escalation. Phadke argues the case that, “The threat of inadvertent or accidental nuclear exchange would be minimal, if not non-existent.”

The Stimson Center’s programming on escalation control in South Asia includes commissioned authors to explore topics relating to deterrence and crisis stability on the Subcontinent. Stimson Center Visiting Fellows also procude essays during their stay with us. Many different points of view will be explored. The posting of essays on the Stimson Center website should not be construed as an endorsement of them by the Stimson Center.

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