Modi’s Strategic Choice: How to Respond to Terrorism from Pakistan

February 19, 2019

by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton


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How will Indian decision makers deter and/or respond to the next terrorist attack emanating from Pakistan? The odds-on favorite among defense analysts in Delhi is air power. Unfortunately, the attraction of limited, precise air-borne strikes is offset significantly by inadequacies and risks that could even make them counterproductive.