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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Flashpoint Along the Indo/Pakistani Line of Control in Kashmir
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Bilateral tensions are highest since their 1971 war – begun by preemptive Pakistani bombing of Indian air station facilities.
Both countries clashed for two weeks on their eastern and western fronts, ending when Pakistan's military agreed to halt hostilities, preventing a more protracted conflict at a time before they became nuclearized.
In 1971, then-Pakistani President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto vowed to develop and produce nuclear weapons if India chose this course, at the time saying:
"We will develop nuclear stockpiles, even if we have to eat grass." Both countries today are nuclear armed and dangerous if they choose to use these weapons against each other or another nation.
Never before in world history have two nuclear powers gone to war with each other – what's threatened now, things flaring up
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