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Limited conflicts under the nuclear umbrella : Indian and Pakistani lessons from the Kargil crisis
Tellis, Ashley J.
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Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2001.
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xv, 91 pages ; 23 cm.
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"Prepared for the United States Communication Agency."

"MR-1450-USCA"--P. [4] of cover.
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1710 Lexile.
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Central Library DS486.K3347 T45 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This report examines the views of India and Pakistan on the significance ofPakistan_s foray into the Kargil-Dras sector in a limited war that has cometo be known as the Kargil conflict. The goal of the analysis is to assessboth combatants_ perceptions of the crisis, with a view to evaluating thepossibilities of future Kargil-like events and the implications of thelessons each country learned for stability in South Asia. The analysis isbased almost exclusively on Indian and Pakistani source materials.The Kargil crisis demonstrated that even the presence of nuclear weaponsmight not appreciably dampen security competition between the region_slargest states. However, the question remains of whether or not the Kargilwar represents a foretaste of future episodes of attempted nuclear coercionif India and Pakistan believe that their nuclear capabilities provide themthe immunity required to prosecute a range of military operations short ofall-out war.



Indian and Pakistani views of the significance of Pakistan's 1999 foray into the Kargil-Dras sector (the Kargil conflict) Excerpted from Limited Conflicts under the Nuclear Umbrella: Indian and Pakistani Lessons from the Kargil Crisis by Ashley J. Tellis, C. Christine Fair, Jamison Jo Medby All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Summaryp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Initialismsp. xv
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 The Significance of the Kargil Crisisp. 5
Chapter 3 Kargil: Lessons Learned on Both Sidesp. 29
Chapter 4 Options for the Futurep. 61
Chapter 5 Conclusion: Kargil and South Asian Stabilityp. 77
Referencesp. 85

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