India, Pakistan: New Delhi Ups the Ante in Kashmir With an Airstrike

Feb 26, 2019 | 22:50 GMT

On Feb. 26, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale announced the Indian air force conducted a “non-military preemptive action” against a training camp belonging to the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, following a car bombing claimed by the group against an Indian paramilitary convoy on Feb. 14. The warplane incursion was the first Indian strike into Pakistani territory beyond Pakistan-administered Kashmir since the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971, which suggests that India is testing the limits of its retaliatory actions -- raising questions as to how far New Delhi will go the next time it responds to a large-scale attack....

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