Professor Paul Staniland on India - Pakistan clash in Kashmir

September 30, 2016

Early on Thursday morning, the Indian army claims its special forces attacked “launchpads” used by militants to infiltrate across the Line of Control between the Indian and Pakistani administered areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Though it has made similar raids in the past, this is the first time the Indian government has openly acknowledged a raid across the LOC, both in public statements and in leaks to the media. Two Pakistan army soldiers and an unknown number of militants were killed in what the Indian army referred to as “surgical strikes.”  Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul Staniland on why after a long period of relative calm are we seeing a new escalation between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.

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