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New India's strategic doctrine

The doctrine has sent a strong message that every future attempt to pursue jihad under the nuclear shield will further weaken the Pakistani state and its leadership

Shashi Shekhar Vempati

India’s non-military action through airstrikes on terror targets near Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the subsequent cross border engagement has shifted the Overton Window on the strategic calculus that has governed geopolitics in our neighbourhood. For the first time, Pakistan sponsored terror saw a pre-emptive strike from India that imposed costs on the Pakistani deep state inside its territory to send a loud and clear message across the globe that its pursuit of jihad under the nuclear shield was no longer tenable.   This shifting of the Overton Window ...