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The Case for Restraint in India: Why the Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

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By Sameer Lalwani:

After last week’s terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Uri, Kashmir, which resulted in the deaths of 18 soldiers, a debate over how to respond has ripped through India’s strategic community. For the time being, the Indian Prime Minister appears to have signaled a restrained course, but additional measures could be considered and the debate will surely continue. Three points of conventional wisdom have already begun to crystallize. All of them seem to tilt India towards military action. 

Read the full article in Foreign Affairs here.

Photo credit: Sandeep Achetan via Flickr

 

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