LOC: The pattern behind the Pakistani attacks

To know what they are really up to, we need to look at the data.

This morning, Pakistani troops (or terrorists in Pakistani army uniform, take your pick) ambushed an Indian post along the Line of Control in Poonch, killing five Indian soldiers.This comes after a series of incidents on the Line of Control, caused by Pakistani Army’s attempt to provide cover to terrorists infiltrating into India. There will be much argument in the coming days about whether this is an attempt by the Pakistani army to scuttle the efforts of the new Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to seek peace with India. And whether this means that Sharif has no control ...