After the attack on an Indian military post at Uri, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech about strategic restraint, which I applauded in this space. But I also wrote, “This isn’t over – far from it.” I got that part right. Modi quickly pivoted and authorized “surgical strikes” across the Kashmir divide. India’s Prime Minister does not want another war or uncontrolled escalation with Pakistan, but neither does he accept “business as usual” after attacks by those who enjoy safe havens on Pakistan’s side of the Kashmir divide.
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