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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2016 10:15 p.m. PST

"After all, both countries have long been nuclear powers -- a deterrent that encompasses the lives of a combined 1.4 billion people. Both nations have also seen some years of relative peace along their border, a break from the wars that pockmarked the 20th Century.

And yet, hours after 18 were killed in an attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the director-general of military operations for the Indian Army announced that the terrorists carried gear which had "Pakistani markings."…"
From here


Chalfant23 Sep 2016 5:32 a.m. PST

Yeh, that is not as much a "what if" as it is a "how soon"…. unfortunately.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 6:37 a.m. PST

Not really a question, is it?

Mako1123 Sep 2016 10:45 a.m. PST

Yea, I think that's pretty much the national sport for both sides, though they do seem to have better relation with each other than in the past.

Radical Muslim jihadis keep trying to stir up a war between the two armies.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2016 10:51 a.m. PST

That would be a very bloody War…!


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2016 11:07 a.m. PST

It may be instructive to note that since they acquired nuclear weapons, both sides have refrained from engaging in a full-blown war, unlike before nukes, despite numerous provocations from both sides. Maybe that deterrence thing is working for them, at the cost of this ongoing, periodic skirmishing and low-level terrorism. At least that is well short of a conventional war that could easily get out of control and kill millions in a day. Nobody's vital national interests seem to be at stake in Kashmir border clashes and maybe the countries' leaders are just sensible enough to not risk what a general war might bring.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 6:30 p.m. PST

They have done it four times already.

Though Pakistan always has came off 2nd best.

Numbers count and India most surely has the numbers.

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