war on the rocks

India-Pakistan Confrontation: Update After Air Strikes

February 28, 2019

Episode Notes:

After the costly suicide attack in Kashmir last week, India on Tuesday responded by striking across the line of control (LOC), targeting a supposed Jaish-e-Mohammed camp. Rounds of reprisals between India and Pakistan have resulted in shooting down each other's warplanes. The situation is developing.

Tanvi Madan, Director of The India Project and Fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins the Warcast with updates to the tense situation.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:59 ] Detailed timeline
[ 4:28 ] Rhetoric employed
[ 5:58 ] Escalation dynamics and incentives
[ 10:07 ] Available steps to diffuse the confrontation