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The Limits Of A Limited War

It's an attractive option, but only in the case of an asymmetry of power

The Limits Of A Limited War
The Limits Of A Limited War
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However, there are not many takers for a limited war. As defence analyst Maj Gen (retd) Afsir Karim points out: "It's a meaningless term, good for the seminar circuit. You have absolutely no control over reaction from the other side. You could perhaps think of limited action, in which case you have some limited objectives. But again, how far it remains limited depends on the other side."

Essentially, a 'limited war' against Pakistan would involve Indian troops crossing the LoC, destroying select terrorist camps and returning. An alternative approach would be to use the air force to strike specific targets. But military experts see it as a risky adventure.

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