January 8, 2010
India's Military Challenge to Pakistan
Ayesha Siddiqa, Dawn
The statement by Indian army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor regarding his army's capacity to fight a two-front war upset a lot of people in Pakistan. Both Pakistan's army chief and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee rebutted such superfluous claims.
Pakistan's military high command did not mince its words in dissuading its Indian counterparts from giving any thought to "�military adventurism', and highlighted the severe implications of this and of the Pakistan military's capacity to respond.
Such exchanges represent the heightened tension between the two traditional rivals. For many political pundits the year 2010 does not bode well for bilateral ties. The tide of peace and amity has been reversed even though people thought that the peace process, started...
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