By Neha Kumar Tiwari
19 Aug , 2015
The National-Security Advisers of both India and Pakistan decide to meet each other in the midst of Gurudaspur attacks, which were later followed by several ceasefire violations across LOC. Indian government has faced lots of criticism for adopting ‘talks’ as a diplomatic tool to end the stalemate with Pakistan’s side.
The withdrawal of India’s ‘cold war doctrine’ clearly manifest that Pakistan’s policy of using terrorist attacks under a nuclear umbrella has worked against the favor of India.
It is important to remember here that it is not just the terrorist attacks or ceasefire violations but their linkages with the nuclear weapons of Pakistan, which has made such a kind of ‘talks’ as the only available alternative to Indian government. Since the nuclear tests of India and Pakistan, India has stood in a disadvantage position as it is facing terrorist attacks and constant ceasefire violations which it cannot escalate to the conventional or limited war because of the presence of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapons of Pakistan are further combined with the Policy of First Use (FU) which makes things complicated for India. The withdrawal of India’s ‘cold war doctrine’ clearly manifest that Pakistan’s policy of using terrorist attacks under a nuclear umbrella has worked against the favor of India.