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Kashmir Suicide Attack: The Evolving Situation

February 20, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, a brutal suicide attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 42 Indian paramilitary members in Kashmir, the deadliest assault against security personnel in Kashmir in three decades. Yesterday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan offers to investigate, and,  India claims to have killed the militant who orchestrated the operation.

Ayesha Ray, Associate Professor of Political Science at King's College and author of The Soldier and the State in India: Nuclear Weapons, Counterinsurgency, and the Transformation of Indian Civil-Military Relations, joins the Warcast to discuss the evolving situation.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:04 ] Why this attack is different
[ 2:07 ] Credibility of Khan's investigation offer
[ 3:24 ] Jaish-e-Mohammed
[ 5:05 ] 
Impact on the simmering relationship
[ 7:44 ] Sign of more to come