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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Limited Conflicts post Kargil

You may not agree with it, but you will find this monograph interesting;

Limited Conflicts Under the Nuclear Umbrella: Indian and Pakistani Lessons from the Kargil Crisis


http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/

Limited Conflicts Under the Nuclear Umbrella: Indian and Pakistani Lessons from the Kargil Crisis

By: Ashley J. Tellis, C. Christine Fair, Jamison Jo Medby

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.

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Pages: 108

ISBN: 0-8330-3101-5

Contents

Preface PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.pref.pdf

Summary PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.sum.pdf

Acknowledgments PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ackno.pdf

Initialisms PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.init.pdf

Chapter One:
Introduction PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ch1.pdf

Chapter Two:
The Significance of the Kargil Crisis PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ch2.pdf

Chapter Three:
Kargil: Lessons Learned on Both Sides PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ch3.pdf

Chapter Four:
Options for the Future PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ch4.pdf

Chapter Five:
Conclusion: Kargil and South Asian Stability PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.ch5.pdf

References PDF http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1450/MR1450.refs.pdf

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